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from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province at Canada.com, If Roberto Luongo had known this would be the reaction, he probably would have announced he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause years ago.
He should be feeling the love, because it’s coming from just about everywhere.
Even one of his harshest, most unrelenting critics, Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, who once said the Canucks’ “tragic flaw” was building around Luongo, is now advocating the Leafs look at taking a run at him.
That monster contract viewed two years ago as crippling is now “cap friendly.” Hilarious, indeed, especially when you consider the unlikelihood that Luongo would waive his NTC to go to Toronto.
Ballparking on the potential Luongo market, Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman said as many as nine teams could be interested, and as few as five, including the most mentioned destinations, Florida and Tampa Bay.
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WE found out today when the team made their players available on the Vancouver Canucks is that Roberto Luongo who of course just wants to play will waive his NTC.
He showed a lot of class, and if he's played his last game in a Canucks uniform so be it.
#Canucks Roberto Luongo good as gone. "He will waive his NTC if asked" Say Goodbye to...
Canucks goaltender Robert Luongo sounds resigned from moving on from scenic Vancouver this summer.“I don't want to be one of those guys who is going to stand in the way of anything,” Luongo told reporters. “I always want to put the team ahead of me first and I don't want to be one of those selfish guys.”He has 10 years left on his epic 12-year, $64-million contract...
On a scale of 1 to 10, how difficult will it be to trade Roberto Luongo for proper value? I'm not expecting the moon out of a trade, but now that the league knows he's on the block, I feel like it could become very difficult to move him for a fair return.
Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks are out of the playoffs, so the offseason drama around the team is sure to commence. With Cory Schneider playing the final three games of the Canucks-Kings playoff series, Luongo's future is sure to be a contentious point of discussion in Vancouver while the team figures out what to do with their goaltending surplus. Luongo spoke with...
TSNâs Darren Dreger gave his take on the interest Vancouverâs Roberto Luongo will draw from NHL clubs in need of goaltending upgrade, concluding that the return that GM Mike Gillis will get will be less than first thought and that for the Canucks to get anything significant back for the 33 year old netminder, they may have to take back a sizeable contract from their trading...
Luongo, Roberto (Sweet Lu)
Born: April 26th, 2012
The Obituary reads… 1979-2012, Peacefully, in the Canucks dressing room, surrounded by the love and support of pretty much noone.
(Except maybe my colleague Josh…here)
The Roberto Luongo era is over in Vancouver, or at least the writing is on the wall in the Canucks locker room.
The team’s season-closing interviews shed some...
PER TSN.ca on Wednesday sources say goaltender Roberto Luongo will submit a short list of teams to the Canucks next week that could pave the way for a trade out of Vancouver and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be one of the teams on that list.
Now we're hearing via Dan Murphy the Canucks beat guy from Sportsnet.ca...
Toronto is indeed...
So I get a Twitter message today saying Roberto Luongo has made a short-list of teams he's willing to go to, and the Oilers were on the list. There are all sorts of problems with this last sentence:
1. Roberto Luongo has not submitted a list yet.
2. The Canucks are denying that they've asked Luongo to submit a list.
3. Even if Luongo did make a list, it's doubtful...
According to a report from TSN Wednesday night, sources indicate that Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo will be submitting a short list of teams to GM Mike Gillis to facilitate his departure from the Canucks and that the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams on that list.
Luongo, who turned 33 years old on April 4th lost his job to understudy Corey Schnieder after losing the...
quick hit for now but word is leaking out of Vancouver at this hour Luongo has asked to be traded in his exit interview. there will be more to come including a blog on tonight's game sevens shortly.
Those two topics are the highlights of Coach’s Corner tonight.
One of the most significant stories of the first round of the playoffs is the early departure of the Vancouver Canucks and the resulting question mark surrounding Roberto Luongo’s future with the Canucks. With young super prospect Cory Schneider out playing Luongo for arguably the second straight playoff it puts Luongo’s future with the Canucks [...]