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Report: Luongo officially requests trade out of Vancouver

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#SNPlayoffs #Canucks Luongo asks for trade. Van didn't even need to ask him to waive NTC. He tells them himself in exit meeting he wants out.

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It makes sense. He knows VAN wants to go with Schneider. He's also trying to help out the Canucks by making it seem, to the rest of the leauge, that the trade is happening because of his wants (not the team's) and that will help to not diminish his value on the market.

I feel bad for any team who picks up that contract but at the same time he would do wonders for a team that has playoff aspirations (as opposed to Stanley Cup aspirations) like Tampa

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I wonder what they'll get in return. Moving Luongo gives them 5.3M in cap space (not including any rise or fall in salary cap for next year), but at the same time, Schneider is due for a raise, and I imagine he'll be getting a bit more than his current 900k salary.

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You've got to figure that Schneider gets in the $1.6-2.4M range - at least that would be my guess.

If Scott Gomex can yield Ryan McDonaugh in a trade I'm going out on a limb and saying Luongo can yield Nail Yakupov....ok, I'm kidding

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Sorry but IMO Luongo is an Overrated Goalie. Granted he is good and has been stellar at times but he hasn't lived up to all the hype I've heard about him. Granted he's had a few injuries and that has held him back a bet but he's still a quality and high caliber goaltender and hopefully whereever he does go he can help that team.

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Luongo was playing well this postseason and still got the hook from his coach. That's a pretty clear message.

I'm not surprised he asked for the trade. He's a good but not great goalie with an awful contract.

Vancouver fans over on hfboards always yell "It's a great cap hit!" But the reality is you have to sign a 33 year old goaltender (with questionable mental toughness) for the next 10 years.

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Apparently Gillis is denying this via Vancouver radio.

EDIT*****

So, theres a big misunderstanding on this quote. Luo said he would be willing to waive his NTC IFFFFFFFFF the organization had asked him to do so. There was no requesting a trade, nor is there one in place. This is simply speculation and simply Luo saying "if the organization feels they would be better without me, i'm willing to be moved." He's not demanding, or requesting to be traded.

Edited by evilzyme

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Does anyone think Luongo can be considered elite anymore? Good save percentage and all, but has the tendency to let in real stinkers and seems to get rattled kind of easily. Granted, he was in Vancouver, but does his play really warrant the absurd contract? Is anyone going to want to take the biggest goaltending contract in the league for a guy who wasn't even deemed the best goaltender on his team?

It will be interesting to see which desperate team makes a pitch. I for one would sooner jump off the Mackinac Bridge than invite him here.

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This situation feels kind of similar to the one back in '95 when Patrick Roy wanted out of Montreal. His play was going downhill, the fans were on his back all the time, it was suggested that Roy was past his prime and he was only going to get worse as time went on. Then Roy got traded to another contender and he was a monster again. Obviously the situation is a little different with the big contract and salary cap, but I would see Luongo going somewhere else and being a beast again.

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Apparently Gillis is denying this via Vancouver radio.

EDIT*****

So, theres a big misunderstanding on this quote. Luo said he would be willing to waive his NTC IFFFFFFFFF the organization had asked him to do so. There was no requesting a trade, nor is there one in place. This is simply speculation and simply Luo saying "if the organization feels they would be better without me, i'm willing to be moved." He's not demanding, or requesting to be traded.

Per James Duthie on TSN, "sources" say that Luongo will submit a list of teams to the Canucks that he would be willing to accept a trade to.

https://twitter.com/#!/tsnjamesduthie/status/195354773736800256

Sources say Roberto Luongo will submit a short list of teams he'd waive his no-trade to go to next week. Toronto will be on it

So, while he may not have officially asked for a trade, it seems that he might not oppose one were it to come up.

That said, I've edited the topic title, since alot of this is coming from outside sources.

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Mike Gillis has been very busy saying that he spent too much time dealing with Cody Hodgson; thus, a major distraction to him in trying to run the Canucks.

He's got to blame somebody/anybody for the collapse.

As of now, Dean Lombardi>Mike Gillis. Whowouldathunk it?

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