Did Roberto Luongo refuse earlier deal with Maple Leafs?

Sportsnet's Doug MacLean claims Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo refused to waive his no-trade last...

Sportsnet's Doug MacLean claims Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo refused to waive his no-trade last summer in the hopes that a deal was in the works that would have reunited him with the Florida Panthers, the team he broke into the NHL with. (REUTERS)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:29 AM ET

TORONTO - Did Roberto Luongo give the thumbs down on a potential trade to the Maple Leafs last summer?

So says Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean, who claims Luongo refused to waive his no-trade at the time in the hopes that a deal was in the works that would have reunited him with the Florida Panthers, the team he broke into the NHL with.

According to MacLean, a tentative off-season deal for Luongo was in place at the time between the Leafs and Canucks.


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