Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has dumped his longtime agent and is now being represented by the heavyweight duo of J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson of CAA Sports.
Barry confirmed Wednesday that the change was made earlier this week. Luongo was previously represented by Gilles Lupien who negotiated the 12-year $64-million deal that Luongo signed with the Canucks in 2009.
There has been considerable speculation that Luongo is unhappy about the recent turn of events that saw Cory Schneider and not him traded away by the Canucks.
Barry would not directly comment on the reasons for the move but said he plans to meet soon with general manager Mike Gillis and assistant general manager Laurence Gilman.
“I think I am going to have to reserve comment for a while” Barry said. “We need to get up to speed and take some time. Obviously we are coming on to a difficult file and we need to give him proper advice and we need to take some time here talk with Roberto talk with Mike and Laurence...