Not long ago you can probably recall the AV & Kesler incident.
Ballard & AV another saga.
Mathieu Schneider incident.
Cody Hodgsons troubles with management.
And I'm sure theres many more we can come up with.
But today TSN aired a little Luongo bit. This is 100% word for word, yes including Luongo's "uhhhs"
"It has also been reported that Luongo said no when asked go waive his NTC last summer to move to the Leafs, he says it never got to that point. While GM Mike Gillis may disagree.
"There have been discussions in the past yes"
"I was never approached with a trade to somewhere else and I said no, so uh if that were to happen I would of said yes obviously, but right now uh, you know there was obviously some teams interested, and uh nothing ever materialized to the point where I had to give a decision wheater I was going to waive or not."
I dont think Luongo is lying here, he's said before that he wouldnt mind being in Toronto (or anywhere else) if he got traded there, and it seems like he's been 100% honest throughout this entire process.
Mike Gillis this past year has also said there is a potential deal in place for Luongo, which never turned into anything.
So if Gillis is lying here, what reason would he have? Trying to make himself look like he's been trying and make Luongo look bad or what? Because I certainly cannot understand this. IF Luongo had said he wont waive to go to Toronto, why would Gillis still be offering Toronto Luongo offers? I doubt Luongos changed his mind since the summer, he's always been open minded and willing.
I will be very happy the day this coaching staff and management staff are scraped. Thanks for nothing Gillis, go back to managing players contracts.