LUONGO: I'LL WAIVE MY NO-TRADE CLAUSE IF I'M ASKED TO
If the Vancouver Canucks want to move Roberto Luongo this summer, the veteran netminder won’t stand in anyone’s way.
In his final media availability of the season in Vancouver on Tuesday, Luongo told reporters he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if general manager Mike Gillis asked him to.
“It’s going to be what’s best for the team,” said Luongo. “Whatever scenario that is, I’m okay with it – whether that involves me being here or not is okay. We’ve got a lot of potential in this locker room, there’s a great core of guys, and the chance to do something special.”
“They’ve got a guy [Schneider] here that is going to be a superstar in this league for the next 10, 12, 15 years,” said Luongo. “It is a business and that’s the way it goes. I loved being here the last six years. I think my career has really taken off and we did some incredible things. If I’m here in the future, then great. If I’m not, that’s good also.”
Luongo, 33, signed a 12-year, $64 million contract extension with the Canucks in 2009.
“I don’t want to be one of those guys that will stand in the way of anything, I always want to put the team ahead of me and not be one of those selfish guys,” said Luongo. “There haven’t been any decisions made, but over the course of the next little while we’ll talk to Mike (Gillis) and make that decision.”