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[Rumours/Reports] Official Roberto Luongo Trade Thread (Keep it all here please)

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I would not mind getting him but I'd rather see Lack back up Corey as last preseason Lack seemed to do better then both Corey and Luo and I think his time to play in the NHL is now.

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Haha I do! I was actually at a WHL game and during the 1st intermission when they were announcing the scores from games out of town (they did that because the rink didn't have a good enough score board to show them) the dude was like, "This is not a joke. Vancouver leads Montreal 6-0 at the end of the 1st period. Again, that's Vancouver leading Montreal 6-0 after the 1st period." The crowd was just shocked. All the Hab fans in the audience were crushed. It was awesome.

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He would be a nice backup goalie here.

Anyone remember when we scored 6 goals on him in the 1st period against the Habs several years ago?

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Really? I thought the lack of movement had more to do with Tallon not wanting to give up a marquis prospect?

There's also been speculation that Florida would want to move Theodore's salary as part of a deal, whether the Canucks "insist" upon this or not. One way or another, Theodore will likely be dealt if Luongo winds up in Florida - it wouldn't depend on the Canucks insisting that - nor is it very believable that this is what is holding up a deal.

Theodore coming this way is simply one of the most obvious possibilities, but what Canucks source would reveal that they insist this or would love to have him? I simply don't trust when Botchford speaks for the Canucks - he and Gallagher have estranged themselves to the point where it is extremely hard to imagine Canucks insiders feeding him/them updates about trade "movement" or who they are intending to pick up in a deal. The Canucks may "love" Lack and have no intention of acquiring another goaltender until he has had a shot. Botchford seems to be getting this from ESPN. When he says "there's been speculation", it becomes clear that this is not information from the Canucks, the team he is supposed to cover, the one in the city he is employed - evidently they are not extending an insider hand to him. I wonder why? Ironic to be situated in Vancouver and taking rumours from ESPN?

The Panthers wouldn't have to force Theodore's hand to come to Vancouver. They could deal him to another team if he didn't want to waive for Vancouver. There are a few teams looking for goaltending, and with 10 options, apparently there may be a possibility somewhere. Regardless, the threat of making him #3 is a non-starter - Florida is not going to want to keep an extra 1.5 million in salary on hand.

Wasn't Rollie Melanson brought here to work primarily with Luongo and help him to adjust his positioning - to play a little deeper in the crease, not so much on the rush, but when the opposition has possession in the Canucks zone? Who knows what his status would be if Luongo were moved, but regardless, speculating about using a bungy cord as an aid to keep Theodore's glove high doesn't tell much about this rumoured, speculated bad relationship. Is it implied that using a prop like that to aid a player to hold their glove high is somehow abusive? Is Melanson now the reason that the Canucks haven't dealt Luongo to Florida, because they want Theodore and Theodore won't come here because of Melanson?

I'd say this is some odd stuff, but it's the Province - what else should we expect?

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Botchford belongs in the invalid sources thread.

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If this trade is with Florida, I want Jovocop :)

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Even if Thoedore did come here, would he accept the role of a backup? Something tells me he won't, so maybe it would be a better idea to get Lack to play back up next year.

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Anyone else think that HockeyInsiderr's Canucks "source" is probably samjam?

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Don't teams only ask for a 'list' when they are planning to move a player? If Theodore 'allegedly' created his list, then can't we assume Florida is planning on moving him? And why would they move him unless: a) Markstrom is filling in b ) they're preparing for Lu

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Anyone else think that HockeyInsiderr is probably samjam?

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Just a random observation, but it tingled the ol' spidey senses when I first saw it, and is just a detail that stands out to me.

Over the years, every tv interview Lu ever did, he wore a Canucks baseball cap. I even looked around on youtube, couldn't find any in which, if he had a hat on, it wasn't a defined Canucks logo ball cap. Until this year's exit interview. Plain black cap on. Maybe a minor detail, but it seemed big to me at the time, and pretty much the key signal that was the last we would see of Lu repping any Canucks gear.

Another side thought: in all the speculation rolling around and nitpicking who said what about Lu's future...has anyone heard anything at all from Lu himself since the year end interview? Even a sighting of him? Anything? Just curious, as he really is the one I would like to hear something from.

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Another side thought: in all the speculation rolling around and nitpicking who said what about Lu's future...has anyone heard anything at all from Lu himself since the year end interview? Even a sighting of him? Anything? Just curious, as he really is the one I would like to hear something from.

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