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#21 F.Michael

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

I don't know why but I really hope he goes to Toronto, he'd help Kessel out anyway.

Luongo to Toronto is quite possible when ya consider GM Burke's on thin ice, and needs to do "something" in order to keep his job beyond the 2012/2013 season, and their goaltending these past few seasons has been shaky to say the least.

If a trade were to take place - say at the draft - I'd expect a handful of players from each team getting moved.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

For the Leafs, Luongo? Or perhaps Hasek?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:02 PM

Well, if Dom is looking for a challenge, I can think of little more challenging than backstopping the Leafs to a Stanley Cup victory.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:57 PM

Luongo close to becoming a Leaf?

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:07 AM

I'm certain he'll be either a Leaf or a Lightning.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

Toronto Star.

Translation: Burke lost the coin he was flipping.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:39 PM

Take it for what its worth. On nhl 12 :hehe: a guy from Scarborough,Ont said that Roberto Luongo has been traded to the Leafs don't know for who or what and will be announced on monday.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:14 AM

Someone please tell me why a guy like Luongo, who prefers being pylon would go from a hockeyhotbed into the media circus known as Toronto, coupled with this fat blowhard Burke? That to me screams desaster I highly doubt, Lu would want to play there.

I am so sick of Burke news can't wait till this guy gets fired overrated cementhead. I like Roberto will end up with Tampa or back to Florida.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:54 AM

I don't think the Lightning are going to be too interested in LOUUUU now that they have Lindback.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:37 AM

I don't think the Lightning are going to be too interested in LOUUUU now that they have Lindback.


Tough call but is Lindback NHL ready for a full season? Having a duo between Lou and him would be dynamite for them.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

Someone please tell me why a guy like Luongo, who prefers being pylon would go from a hockeyhotbed into the media circus known as Toronto, coupled with this fat blowhard Burke? That to me screams desaster I highly doubt, Lu would want to play there.

I am so sick of Burke news can't wait till this guy gets fired overrated cementhead. I like Roberto will end up with Tampa or back to Florida.

Well - at his age, the hype, and with his paycheck very few teams would be willing to trade for him...Eddie the Eagle found new life in Toronto - maybe Luongo will too?

As for Burke - I honestly like the guy, and his gruff demeanor (thought his Winter Classic press conference with Holland was pretty funny)...What else can you expect from the media in Toronto?..No matter what - everything gets blown outta proportion there.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

Luongo would be a perfect fit in the Tornoto circus. And even betten when we play them in the Winter Classic we can light him up. Oh yeah you heard it first here folks. Light his ass up.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:20 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=399234

Looks like Luongo has his destination picked out.....and it ain't Toronto! (or anywhere else not named Panthers for that matter...)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:39 PM

If that comes to fruition I wonder what's going to happen with the whole Markstrom situation? Especially with the length of Luongo's contract.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:55 AM

Vancouver has a lot of history trading with Florida. I wanted Luongo to go to Toronto but I like the idea of him handcuffing the Canucks, so hopefully they get shafted in the deal. I can see Burrows going as well.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:28 AM

I am honestly hardly surprised. You don't go from Vancouver (hockeycrazy canadian market) into the *biggest* one. Toronto while a storied franchise is a goaltenders nightmare.

Watch the monster blossom in Winnipeg this year.

Schneider is overhyped, he hasn't played a full season yet and turns 27.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:06 AM

Canucks have the most ignorant fans in the world. At least the Leafs, for the most part, have knowledgeable fans. Canucks fans throw the goalie under the bus after each loss no matter how the team played. I live in Vancouver so I know first hand. Luongo doesn't deserve all the criticism he gets from Vancouver media, there were much bigger problems in Vancouver's lineup last year than Luongo, but it's so easy to blame the goalie when you don't have any real knowledge of hockey. I still want Luongo to be successful, even though I hate the Canucks, so it would be awesome if Burke shafted them, Luongo got vezina numbers and Shneider isn't the next Patrick Roy like all Canucks fans think he is.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:43 AM

Tough call but is Lindback NHL ready for a full season? Having a duo between Lou and him would be dynamite for them.

I LOVED that pickup by Yzerman. Reminds me of how the Coyotes landed Bryzgalov (albeit thru waivers), who was overqualified to be a backup and instantly changed that franchise. Oh, and in case it doesn't work out, the Bolts drafted the Russian goalie who played so well in juniors also.

I don't know how you trade for Luongo with that ridiculous contract. He's too much of a headcase to be a "final piece" and the contract would be a huge burden on a team that needs to add additional star power.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:02 AM

Florida is a Salary Floor team so any deal for Luongo would have to include the Canucks taking one of their bad contracts. They already took the overpaid stiff Booth. Last I heard, Luongo will only waive his no trade clause for Florida. This seems to be a big game of CHICKEN right now between Luongo, Gillis and Burke. Tallon has kept pretty quiet which likely means he is right in on it.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

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