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Roberto Luongo has admitted that his days with the Vancouver Canucks appear to be coming to a timely end, and he also stated on the record that he would certainly consider playing for the Chicago Blackhawks as soon as he is traded.
“I would never say never, you never know, but I think we all know what’s going on,” Luongo said about leaving Vancouver. “We’ve all seen what’s developed. At the end of the day, I think it’s time to move on and I’m OK with that. I had a great six years in Vancouver. I think it’s a wonderful city, I really enjoyed my time there. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring a Stanley Cup there, which is probably my biggest regret. It will be remembered for six great years.”
It has long been known that the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs have been involved in trade talks with the Canucks regarding Luongo, who has already had one stint in net in South Beach. The hold up with Florida appears to be Vancouver’s insistence that goaltender Jose Theodore be a part of any deal, and Theodore has a limited no-trade clause list, of which the Canucks are not part.
The Maple Leafs are also interested in acquiring Luongo as their next netminder, although trade talks also stalled there prior to the 2012 NHL Draft. They could pick up again, although as things stand right now, Florida seems to be a more likely landing spot than Toronto.
But then we hear from Luongo himself, who said he could definitely see himself playing with the Blackhawks.
“I think there’s a lot of cities that are great to play in, and Chicago’s definitely one of them,” Luongo told a local Vancouver radio station. “But you have to realize that it works both ways. There’s not only me involved in this decision. It’s also a question if the Blackhawks would be interested, if the team would be interested in trading me there and if I wanted to go there.”
Chicago did go after Martin Brodeur, before he decided to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils, and they are clearly not thrilled with Corey Crawford in net. But trading for Luongo would cost them a lot going forward, and it is unknown as to whether or not the Blackhawks are looking to make that long term of an investment in Luongo, or any other goalie for that matter.
Like Luongo said, the interest has to be mutual. That is why the Panthers appear to still be the odds on favorite to land the disgruntled goaltender.
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s going to be another gorgeous day in the lower mainland, so before I heard off for the day I thought I put something together while I had my morning coffee.
So here were are, another day goes by and we patiently wait for a Roberto Luongo trade.
I know it’s early in the summer and that there’s a long way to go before there’s any real cause for concern,...
We've known for along time that Roberto Luongo loves his poker.
Now we've found out today via The Vancouver Sun that his 2012 World Series Of Poker Tourney fee which is played in Las Vegas will be picked up by the B.C. Lottery Corp.
Nice job. He's essentially getting a free ride into a $10,000 poker tournament. Not bad for a millionaire NHL hockey player who could buy...
It's time to move on...
And there it is. Confirmation. Robert Luongo's time is done in Vancouver.
(Not that we didn't already know it)
Here's the interview.
99.3 - The Fox Rocks - The Jeff O'Neil Show
Star goalie Roberto Luongo said Friday night in a radio interview that he expects to leave the Vancouver Canucks, and could even end up with the rival Chicago Blackhawks.
Luongo was originally scheduled to be on Vancouver's 99.3 the Fox to talk about the World Series of Poker. However, the discussion shifted to hockey and where he might play next season following the Canucks...
Roberto Luongo has left Vancouver. OK, it's only for a brief trip to Las Vegas, where he will be participating in the World Series of Poker this week. But if there were any doubts that the trade rumors swirling around the Canucks netminder were going to come to fruition, Luongo did a pretty good job erasing them on Friday. Luongo spoke for the first time since the end of the...
Where will Roberto Luongo play in 2012-13? Is his time with Vancouver finally coming to an end? Will the reign of Cory Schneider in net finally begin? Will the day come where Luongo finally admits to his secret life as the movie star Sacha Baron Cohen? All of these questions have been swirling around Vancouver since the Canucks were ousted from the playoffs by the Los Angeles Kings...
In his first one-on-one interview after the season, Roberto Luongo told Jeff O'Neil of Vancouver's CFOX Morning Show on Friday that "it's time to move on" when asked about his playing days with the Canucks."At the end of the day I think it's time to move on and I'm OK with that. I had a great six years in Vancouver, I think it's a wonderful...
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, The B.C. Lottery Corp. is paying Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo’s $10,000 entry fee into next week’s World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas….
As part of that contract, the lottery corporation confirmed Thursday that Luongo represents its Playnow.com poker and casino games website at a number of gaming events, including...
Playing GMMG For A Day
While Vancouver Canucks fans patiently wait out a trade for goalie Roberto Luongo, I thought it would be fun to play the I’m Mike Gillis game again.
This time instead of eating as many lobster stuffed tacos as I can and drinking enough red wine to fill a bath tub, I’m going to focus on a trade. The focus of that trade is Bobby Ryan.
I’ll be honest, I’m...