Luongo reportedly asks for deal

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo hasn’t just agreed to waive his no-trade clause, he’s also asked to be traded, according to Sportsnet. Luongo reportedly asked to be moved during his exit meetings with the Canucks. Canucks general manager Mike Gillis wouldn’t confirm that Luongo has asked for a trade while talking on a Vancouver radio station, TEAM 1040. “I’m not quite sure why something like that (the reports) would be out there,” Gillis said. “I think we all need to take a deep breath. The early exit from the playoffs, not meeting our expectations, can lead you to make some pretty poor decisions in a real hurry.

15 Responses to Luongo reportedly asks for deal

  1. FlamingHomer says:

    Note to fans of the team that Luongo goes to: Please don't chant Luuuuuu every time he touches the puck. You may say that when he makes an outstanding save, but nothing less than that.

    Oh, and don't make him your captain. That's stupid too.

  2. realistic_leafs_fan says:

    I am not really sure what other teams should do, but as a Leafs fan, I have no desire to take on Luongo and his contract. He's a good goalie but the contract is just too long. If Tomas becomes available on the cheap (there is a lot of trade history with boston) I would rather take Tomas and his one year contract and see how Reimer develops.We have enough bad contracts…Komisarek, Connolly, Lombardi, I don't think we should add another.

  3. LeafsFTW17 says:

    Well we will be giving them one of those bad contracts if we take Luongo back so it evens out.

    I think Burke will do this trade even though he has said many times that he doesn't like those contracts.
    If the Leafs don't make the playoffs next year Burke will lose his job here and getting Luongo will get them in the playoffs.

    But I think Burke will explore all options before he goes after Luongo (Kipper,Thomas,Backstrom etc.)

    Personally I think that after a full summer of training Reimer will get back to where he was before the concussion. While saying this I would still go after a vet goalie to help out, like what we had with Giguere.

  4. TheOnlyIslesFan says:

    When Mad Mike traded Luongo and Jokinen  to Florida for Kvasha and Mark Parrish I nearly puked…and as a Canucks fan I know you guys feel frustrated that for the second year in a row you are going to blame your downfalls on your Goaltending – or atleast in this case the Canadian media.

    I understand the passion that Canadians feel for this great game – and I feel for your nation coming up on the 20th anniversary of no cup champions out of your country – but let's all face it the Canucks were outplayed by the Kings..plain and simple.
  5. leafmeister says:

    At the draft:

    To VAN: 2012 2nd, Komisarek, 2013 3rd
    To TOR: Roberto Luongo 
    With the 5th overall selection select based on availability in this order: 1) Galchenyuk 2) Forsberg 3) Grigorenko 4) Murray. I would not be displeased with any of them though. For these purposes, we will say they get Forsberg.
    To Colarado: Luke Schenn, Clarke MacArthur, Stuart Percy, Tyler Bozak
    To Toronto: Paul Statsny 
    Bury/ditch/trade Connolly, Lombardi, Armstrong 
    Resign: Nikolai Kulemin, 2 years, 1.9 per. 
    Matt Frattin, 2 years, 1.3 per.
    Joey Crabb, 1 year, 1.3 mil
    Cody Franson, 5 years, 3.8 per. 
    Free Agency: 
    Sign: Ryan Suter, 10 years, 75 million. 
    Sign Paul Gaustad, 4 years, 3.2
    Next year:
    Joffrey Lupul – Paul Statsny – Phil Kessel 
    Nikolai Kulemin – Mikhail Grabovski – Nazem Kadri 
    Mike Brown – Paul Gaustad – Matt Frattin
    Joey Crabb – David Steckel – Marcell Mueller 
    Ryan Suter – Dion Phaneuf
    Cody Franson – Jake Gardiner
    John-Michael Lilies – Carl Gunnarsson 
    Roberto Luongo
    James Reimer 
    That would be a perfect roster for Carlyle, and actually achieves Burke's goal of building from the net out. That defense, unlike what Burke has thrown together in the past, actually possesses the ability to skate and move the puck, so the money invested is also helping the transition game, and thus, the offensive game. Suter and Phaneuf would be perfect for each other. If you remember back to when Phaneuf and Weber were rookies, Weber was seen as Phaneuf-lite. Obviously he has proven himself to be the better player, but if Phaneuf had the benefit of Suter's icey cool play, I think the discrepancy would not be so large. 
    The forwards are a bit of a weakness. This team will have trouble scoring if Kessel and Lupul cannot repeat last years magic. Having Statsny in between them should help out immensely though; and a 55-60 point year from Grabo, as well as a possible bounce back from Kulemin/break out from Kadri puts some major what ifs in the forward core. Caryle loves to have a checking line and Gaustad is brought in for this purpose. 3+ is a lot for a 3rd liner, but his game will be key to Caryle's style. 
    Forsberg is given a year in Sweden to continue to grow and develop, with an eventual eye on the 1st or 2nd line LW.
  6. LeafsNation4Ever says:

    I think we could move Steckel, I mean other then face offs he doesn't bring much to the table. Put Gaustad on the 4th line, sign Stoll, get Brown on the 4th line and sign Thornton/Moen.

  7. LeafsNation4Ever says:

    I think we could move Steckel, I mean other then face offs he doesn't bring much to the table. Put Gaustad on the 4th line, sign Stoll, get Brown on the 4th line and sign Thornton/Moen.

  8. mojo19 says:

    A 2nd and 3rd for Luongo. F uck off with this shit! Leafs fans are starting to piss me off!

    If I'm Burke, I'm demanding at least a 1st round pick and a prospect or solid roster player to take on a shitty goalie and that big contract. I'd deal for Luongo or Dipietro if I could pick up some assets, then I'd buy him out. Other than that, not interested.
  9. Steven_Leafs says:

    lol yeah because they are the problem, not people who think Luongo has negative value with his 6 straight winning seasons and GAAs ranging from 2.11 to 2.57 during that time (average of 2.35).

    I understand his contract sucks but it will only really suck for the last 4 years of his deal which the way he structured it, it is highly likely he will just retire and release us of that obligation. If Luongo had a 5 year deal worth 5.333M per then people would be talking about trading their top ten pick or a large package for him (or at least they should).

    Also anyone who thought we should of have signed Richards to the same deal the Rangers did should not be complaining about Luongo's contract (not saying you did, just making a point…. the 2 deals are exactly the same).

  10. leafmeister says:

    People seem to have this odd misconception that Luongo is a bad goalie. He is a top goalie in the league; make no mistake about that. 

    The Leafs on the other hand, have no one. Gonna bet on Reimer and Gustovsson again? Luongo on the Leafs would most likely mean the playoffs, and depending on his supporting cast, maybe a few rounds in the playoffs. Goaltending sunk this team this year.
    If he can be had for less than that, of course I would do that. I would not be willing to go much more than the deal I proposed however. 
  11. mojo19 says:

    Wouldn't want him on a 5 year deal. Wouldn't want him on a 4 year deal. Wouldn't want him on a 3 year deal.

    Because I'm desperate to see some playoff hockey I wouldn't mind rolling the dice if he's bought out, and we could sign him on a 2 year deal worth around $3.5 million.
    I really think, stats aside, he's a bad goalie. He's as good as Crawford, or Jimmy Howard, or Jonas Gustavsson. He can make big saves and if his team plays well enough in front of him he'll get the win, occasionally he'll even win a game for his team. But once in a while he also loses the game for his team and he lacks the extra gear to elevate his game in the clutch.
    A goalie we should be talking about is Anti Niemi. He's a much better goalie, and a much more reasonable contract. And we know the Shark's are looking to make some significant changes.
  12. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    I'm really anxious to see if/when luongo gets traded.. What the other team gives up for him for value wise everyone really has no idea! Some say we're gonna have to sell the farm for him (van fans mostly ) ranging from people saying leads would only take him if van gives us a first and prospect for him. Personally he's a very good goalie and depending on whether he wants out and the list of teams he gives depends on how valuable he is. If we can unload one contract and give them a second and third id be happy or even if van oppts for our first round pick and takes two of our overpaid players I would do it. I'm curious to see what happens

  13. Steven_Leafs says:

    as long as we are not giving up our 1st or any of our big NHL players (Lupul, Kessel, Schenn, etc) then I'm happy with any cost. Luongo is a great goalie, definitely top 10 and has the ability to get a team to the Stanley Cup final.

  14. mojo19 says:

    Some people seem to have this odd misconception that Luongo is a good goalie…. Forget about the numbers, watch this stiff play, he's trash. Use your eyes and judgement and watch him play don't just look at his "name". 

    You're a victim of society, dude, open up your mind, man. 
  15. Steven_Leafs says:

    yep because a 6 straight winning records, a Olympic gold medal, and a game 7 Stanley cup appearance is worthless. Get your head out of your ass dude.

    The only reason not to want Luongo is the contract, not his game.

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