Thread: Confirmed with Link: Adrian Aucoin to columbus
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07-02-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobcat110 View Post
"Luongo using the power of his no-trade to "steer" a trade to ‪#Panthers‬ as much as possible at this point in off-season."

"Only place Luongo is willing to be traded, as of today, is back to the Florida ‪#Panthers‬."

"Told by very good source ‪#Canucks‬ G Roberto Luongo has - to this point -- declined to waive no-trade clause to go to ‪#Blackhawks‬ or ‪#Leafs‬."

I'm making an educated guess that Porty's "very good source" is related to the CBJ organization. So, I'm kind of reading this as Howson put the feelers out to Canucks and the Canucks basically replied "Hey...don't take this personally, as he already turned down Chicago and Toronto, but Columbus probably wouldn't be an acceptable destination for him. Right now, he's only OK'd returning to Florida."

FWIW...a bleacher report blogger on June 24th also reported only Florida at this point. However, link won't post. I think HFboards has some type of block on them. But here's some of the info:

"Roberto Luongo is one of the biggest names on the trade market, and news came out today that the All-Star netminder would only move his no-movement clause for a trade to the Florida Panthers. Luongo spends his offseason in Florida, and a report by The Fourth Period lays the situation out clearly:

The Florida Panthers are serious about bringing back Roberto Luongo to South Florida, one league source told TFP on Sunday.

Speaking on the basis of anonymity, the source indicated that Luongo is now only willing to waive his no-movement clause to Florida, where he spends his off-seasons.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are also among the teams extremely interested in acquiring Luongo, who has 10-years left on his contract, but unless the veteran netminder changes his mind in the near future, that doesn't appear to be a possibility.

It's believed the Vancouver Canucks are demanding a package that includes center Nick Bjugstad, something the Panthers are not willing to do.
Odd that a CBJ beat writer has a better handle of this than the local scribes. Not saying that it is true or not but is porty well connected? Has he broke a lot of trades/ signings? He seems like is is good he comes on team 1040 here in van every few weeks.
No one in van actually believes he will be traded to the hawks, it's like Nash being traded to wings. Not sure what would come back? Kane? Towes? Or one of the local dmen in Seabrook or Keith. How would Chi fans warm up to him? Vince Vaugn is not his biggest fan. Hahaha

Anyways good singing for CBJ for aucoin. He played heRe for a few years in his younger days and was a fan fav with his shot

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