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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo said he did not continue to request a trade away from the team when he met with general manager Mike Gillis this summer.
"Not in July no" Luongo told TSN in an interview released Saturday. "Obviously at that point there was not many ways to go about it and we just had a chat about the future of the team and myself and all that kind of stuff and we'll see where that goes."
Luongo was visited in Florida by Gillis after the June 30 trade that sent Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils and reinstated Luongo as Vancouver's No. 1 goalie.
Luongo had been on the market for more than a year and thought the team would part with him not Schneider. In the first portion of the interview with James Duthie shown Friday on "SportsCentre" Luongo said he explored having his contract with the Canucks voided and walking away from about $40 million remaining on it.
Saturday he told Duthie he has no bitterness toward ...
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Roberto Luongo talks Cory Schneider, his Twitter account and a few more topics during his part 3 interview with James Duthie of TSN.
There is also a few bonus interview clips, so start here and look for the additonal clips.
Roberto Luongo is reporting to Vancouver Canucks training camp motivated to re-establish himself "as one of the top goalies in the League." He is also returning to one of the NHL's biggest soap operas.
In his first interview since the Canucks shocked the hockey world – and both their goalies – seven weeks earlier by trading Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils...
As Paul noted, TSN's James Duthie engaged in a three-part interview with Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, and TSN posted Parts 1 and 2 on Friday. NHL.com posted a transcript of the pair of interviews, too--with Part 3 to premiere at 7 PM EDT on Saturday night--so you can read the conversation and draw your own conclusions:
D: Let's go back to draft day, June...
James Duthie of TSN does a one-on-one interview with Roberto Luongo.
The first part of the interview can be viewed here.
Luongo does say he will attend camp, will honor his contract and wants to re-establish himself as one of the top goaltenders in the league.
Luongo also discusses how he was informed about the trade of Schneider to New Jersey.
Shortly after John Tortorella gave assurances that Roberto Luongo just wanted to play and had a good mindset for training camp with the Canucks the long-awaited word from Luongo has come down. The drama can end for now.
Luongo who had remained silent since Cory Schneider was surprisingly traded at the draft early this summer spoke with James Duthie of TSN about the whole situation...
The summer of silence is over. Roberto Luongo's first interview since the Schneider trade tonight/tomorrow on Sportscentre (6et) #TSN
— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) August 23, 2013
Luongo will report to Canucks training camp, and says he is extremely motivated, but remains uncertain about his future in Van.
— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) August 23...