Luongo: Light at the end of the tunnel?
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01-07-2013, 01:02 PM
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The Toronto Sun takes the position that while general manager Brian Burke has denied a report from last fall that indicated that a Roberto Luongo trade already had been worked out and would be implemented once a new CBA had been ratified, there is no doubt that the Leafs and Canucks have had serious discussions about the veteran goalie.
As for Luongo himself, the personable goalie fired off a tweet on Sunday that said: “So (what) do we do now?”
If you are the Leafs and the Canucks, you wait until all the i’s and t’s are crossed on the CBA. Then let the trade games begin.
Luongo does have a no-trade but is said to be willing to waive it to come to Toronto. His first choice was the Panthers but, with that franchise looking to shed salary instead of adding it, Luongo was apparently told by Canucks management prior to the lockout that there was no fit with Florida.
“There’s going to be a lot of (trade) activity once the deal gets ratified and teams try to plan. We’ll see what comes our way,” Gillis told Vancouver reporters on Sunday.
A Vancouver source told QMI on Sunday that the Canucks want to study the new CBA before making a decision on what to do with Luongo, which could very well end up being a deal to Toronto if it proves to be the right fit.
According to media reports, Gilman expects Luongo to be at Canucks training camp in the coming days if the new CBA is ratified.
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