April 26, 2012
Luongo reportedly asks for deal
By QMI Agency
Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo hasn't just agreed to waive his no-trade clause, he's also asked to be traded, according to Sportsnet.
Luongo reportedly asked to be moved during his exit meetings with the Canucks.
Canucks general manager Mike Gillis wouldn't confirm that Luongo has asked for a trade while talking on a Vancouver radio station, TEAM 1040.
"I'm not quite sure why something like that (the reports) would be out there," Gillis said. "I think we all need to take a deep breath. The early exit from the playoffs, not meeting our expectations, can lead you to make some pretty poor decisions in a real hurry.
"I think we all need to step back for a couple of days and not do anything -- think about it then begin to plan out what we want to do with this team over the summer for the coming season. It's a little premature to start down that path already."
Luono reportedly has a list of six to nine teams he would be willing to waive his no-trade for, including the Toronto Maple Leafs.