Canucks Trade Options: The Best Deals They Could Get for Roberto Luongo

November 13th, 2012 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
As the NHL lockout is about to enter its third month, the mystery of Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo's new home remains.

Fans and reporters continue to speculate, and Canucks' GM Mike Gillis continues to insist that he won't do a deal unless he gets fair value in return. Here's what he told Dan Rosen of on November 10:

If we're going to make a transaction, do anything, it's going to be done so we can improve our team in other ways. When you take an All-Star player off your team, you have to do that with a lot of faith that you're improving in different areas.

As James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reported in October, Toronto became a serious contender when John Shannon of Sportnet announced that the Leafs and Canucks had an agreement in principle for a Luongo deal.

Both sides denied the story, but Toronto makes sense.

The Leafs have the budget to absorb Luongo's salary and could really use a top-level netminder to try to pull their team back into playoff contention. The two sides were talking about a deal during the summer and Luongo would likely be happy to waive his no-trade clause to play in a dynamic market with ...

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