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Rob The Hockey Guy:
photo courtesy the Vancouver Sun
Roberto Luongo spoke publicly for the first time today, sitting down with TSN’s James Duthie from his home in Florida. Luongo spoke very candidly and backed up most of the facts that Jason Botchford from the Province has been reporting on Twitter for months.
The take-home message is that Luongo is not happy to be a Vancouver Canuck and he would still like to play elsewhere. He says that will not affect his play and that he has a lot to play for personally, which he does. He wants to re-establish himself as a top goalie in the NHL and to be the #1 goalie for Canada at the Olympics in February.
Luongo came across as well as he could have given that he told the world that he doesn’t want to play in Vancouver anymore. I get why Luongo was ready to move on and why he had checked out mentally, but I’m not going to shed a tear for Roberto.
Look, I am a Roberto Luongo fan. I love his passion for the game and I would love nothing more than for him to be the g...
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
For more than a year the situation around Roberto Luongo in Vancouver has been unsettled to say the least. From wanting to be traded to being nearly impossible to trade and then Cory Schneider being traded instead Luongo's state of mind about the whole thing has been in question. Reports suggested after the trade that he still wasn't happy and Canucks representatives flew...
Via Slam Sports, the Vancouver Sun's Brad Ziemer spoke with Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella about a number of topics recently, and while Torotorella spoke favorably of his goaltender...
Q: There has obviously been lots of talk here about Roberto Luongo and his state of mind. How much have you talked to him this summer and what can you tell us about those conversations...