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08:26 AM ET 05.25 | The crease may yet be entirely too crowded in Vancouver. [Canucks] head coach Alain Vigneault let the cat out of the bag on French language TV: Goalie Roberto Luongo does indeed want a trade out of Vancouver. Speaking over the telephone to a Montreal-based TVA Sports show called Le Match, Vigneault was asked if he agreed that Luongo needed a fresh start. (Vigneault was on the show Wednesday night to discuss his contract extension.) "First of all, that is what he wants right now," Vigneault said in the translated quote. "What we need to do is what's best for our organization and our team. We have to look at what's best for our organization and Roberto." Luongo, 33, lost his starting job to Cory Schneider during the playoffs.

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May 25, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Mike Gillis: "Hello?...Brian??"

May 25, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Between the two goalies Cory would be much easier to trade, but I'm sure they'll find someone to pick up Luongo. See The Bishop! above.

May 25, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mike Gillis: "Hello?...Brian??"

and if he gets Irked now, just wait till sees this guy day in and day out

May 25, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Quitter

May 25, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Quitter

splitter

May 25, 2012  09:20 AM ET

They should trade him for Rick DiPietro. Vancouver gets a backup goalie who only needs to stay upright for 10 games a year, New York gets a starter who won't choke until the playoffs, and both get to keep onerous contracts!

May 25, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

splitter

titter

May 25, 2012  09:25 AM ET

They should trade him for DiPietro. Vancouver gets a clear backup who only needs to stay upright for 10 games a year, New York gets a starter who won't choke until the playoffs, and both get to keep onerous contracts!

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May 25, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mike Gillis: "Hello?...Brian??"

Mike Gillis: "Hello?...Brian could you hold I have Garth on the other line."

May 25, 2012  09:38 AM ET

I heard Steve Y say yesterday that he is looking for a hall of fame type goalie and there is not one out there available right now. The Loubots hopes may be dashed.

May 25, 2012  09:47 AM ET

It's quit possible Vancouver may have to eat part of his salary to get rid of him.

May 25, 2012  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I heard Steve Y say yesterday that he is looking for a hall of fame type goalie and there is not one out there available right now. The Loubots hopes may be dashed.

I don't see him in Tampa.

May 25, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They should trade him for DiPietro. Vancouver gets a clear backup who only needs to stay upright for 10 games a year, New York gets a starter who won't choke until the playoffs, and both get to keep onerous contracts!

Nice

May 25, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They should trade him for DiPietro. Vancouver gets a clear backup who only needs to stay upright for 10 games a year, New York gets a starter who won't choke until the playoffs, and both get to keep onerous contracts!

I actually suggested this early on, and added the caveat that since he chokes in the playoffs, it won't be an issue in Nassua County for a while

May 25, 2012  10:05 AM ET

But I also can't see Russia from my window

May 25, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I heard Steve Y say yesterday that he is looking for a hall of fame type goalie and there is not one out there available right now. The Loubots hopes may be dashed.

ha...true

May 25, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I actually suggested this early on, and added the caveat that since he chokes in the playoffs, it won't be an issue in Nassua County for a while

Seems a fair trade (or a "fair cop" for a Python reference)....both are fragile....one mentally, the other physcially....

May 25, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They should trade him for DiPietro. Vancouver gets a clear backup who only needs to stay upright for 10 games a year, New York gets a starter who won't choke until the playoffs, and both get to keep onerous contracts!

Both are just as fragile it seems....one physically, the other mentally....

 
May 25, 2012  10:13 AM ET

ugh...just what I get for thinking the double post didn't go through...and trying to resubmit.....@#*!!!

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