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LUONGO: I'LL WAIVE MY NO-TRADE CLAUSE IF I'M ASKED TO

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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 that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if general manager Mike Gillis asked him to.

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Leaf land?.......Burke & Gillis connection and all.<_<

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Poor lou, what else do you want him to say?

Clearly Schneider was the better tender for the nuck in the post season (but lou wasn't horrible, just didn't make those big, momentum shifting stops). Nuck fans seems to be fed up of lou and really like the kid(fans were calling for lou's head after last seasons disappointing cup finals). Even Lou can see the writing on the wall at this point.

Burke who is still pretty close to the nucks, could have a good vet tender/mentor for Reimer. It's a big contract to take on though, believe there's still 8 or 9 years left on that contract and lou is already 33 yrs old. It's a fair price for a veteran tender, but the length of the contract is unreasonable. A year or 2 at that price I'm sure burke would jump at that-he was willing to take JSG for a lil while.

I'd actually love for the leafs to take Lou, our young forwards will need some confidence boosts next season. :P

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I was going to close this thread since it can be discussed in the Nucks thread. On 2nd thought FH, we'll keep it open for now. If it ends up going dead, which it probably will, I'll merge it with the Vancouver Canucks thread.

Sorry FH.

Thank You,

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OK....But I thought this being the NHL PLAYERS THREAD...it was permitted B)

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I kind of feel bad for Lou. I really think that he wanted to win and finish with Vancouver

I feel bad for lou as well, but in the playoffs, your tender has to be the backbone of the team, which lou clearly isn't/wasn't. Schneider did a better job at giving his team confidence. Look at Smith, Rinne and Quick, then look at Fleury and Lou.

2 great teams with star power and it all came down to tender.

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On 2nd thought FH, we'll keep it open for now. If it ends up going dead, which it probably will, I'll merge it with the Vancouver Canucks thread.

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Okee doakee.....if any comes of this,I'm thinking of course soon in the off season anyways.....tks FS.;)

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OK....But I thought this being the NHL PLAYERS THREAD...it was permitted B)

That's why I had the change of mind. Really, seasons over and only now are we creating a thread for him. We were already discussing it in the nucks thread.

But it will be a good debate for a while, so leaving it open.

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I feel bad for Luongo too,I feel he has been let down by the fans the team and the management,I don't care what anybody else says,I think he is a great goalie and a classy man.

GO HABS GO :lol: :lol:

I feel bad for lou as well. For the last few years he's taken a lot of criticism and has taken it in stride. But you can't deny the facts, regular season he does very well, but the nucks are a fragile team as well (lose one of the 2 sedins and they're lost), so they need a tender who can carry the load during rough times. Lou instead of rising above and carrying them, falls into the slump with his teammates. Even in last seasons playoffs against the b's, when the nucks sucked, lou sucked right along with them. At no point did he make that big save to give his team that momentum boost they needed. On the flip side, when his team was scoring lou was solid.

I think he's a solid reg season tender, but isn't suited to high pressure situations. How many times have the nucks been on the verge of eliminating someone and they let them back into the series? Or were fighting to stay in the playoffs and lou had one of his stinker nights letting in 6+ goals?

It's interesting cos most of his struggles started when he accepted the captaincy. It kinda snowballed from there. Even in the Olympics, Team Canada was up by a goal with USA pressuring. Perfect time for Lou to stand up and shut them down, nope, let in a bit of a stinker sending the game into OT. Thankfullyfor Team Canada we had "clutch" crosby who came through to score the OT winner.

Because sid scored not much came of lou's late period goal. Had the USA scored, the call in sports stations would've been lighting up and he papers would've had something to say about that goal.

Maybe lou needs a fresh start and preferably in a softer market... NOT TORONTO. He actually did well in Florida, which is where he caught the nucks attention.

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I feel bad for lou as well. For the last few years he's taken a lot of criticism and has taken it in stride. But you can't deny the facts, regular season he does very well, but the nucks are a fragile team as well (lose one of the 2 sedins and they're lost), so they need a tender who can carry the load during rough times. Lou instead of rising above and carrying them, falls into the slump with his teammates. Even in last seasons playoffs against the b's, when the nucks sucked, lou sucked right along with them. At no point did he make that big save to give his team that momentum boost they needed. On the flip side, when his team was scoring lou was solid.

I think he's a solid reg season tender, but isn't suited to high pressure situations. How many times have the nucks been on the verge of eliminating someone and they let them back into the series? Or were fighting to stay in the playoffs and lou had one of his stinker nights letting in 6+ goals?

It's interesting cos most of his struggles started when he accepted the captaincy. It kinda snowballed from there. Even in the Olympics, Team Canada was up by a goal with USA pressuring. Perfect time for Lou to stand up and shut them down, nope, let in a bit of a stinker sending the game into OT. Thankfullyfor Team Canada we had "clutch" crosby who came through to score the OT winner.

Because sid scored not much came of lou's late period goal. Had the USA scored, the call in sports stations would've been lighting up and he papers would've had something to say about that goal.

Maybe lou needs a fresh start and preferably in a softer market... NOT TORONTO. He actually did well in Florida, which is where he caught the nucks attention.

Thats something I thought.

Tampa or Columbus would be good destinations for him. Tampa more so since they actually have a hockey team.

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Tampa or Columbus would be good destinations for him. Tampa more so since they actually have a hockey team.

Tampa would be a great fit for him I believe

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