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Luongo: 'It's time to move on'

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07:09 AM ET 07.07 | While Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash remains the hottest name on the trade market, the matter of what the Vancouver Canucks will do with goaltender Roberto Luongo remains to be decided as well. During a radio interview Friday with The Jeff O'Neil Show on 99.3 The Fox in Vancouver, the veteran spoke about his time with the Canucks in the past tense and intimated he doesn't expect to be back in the fall. "At the end of the day, I think it's time to move on. And I'm OK with that," Luongo said. "I had a great six years in Vancouver. It's a really wonderful city. I really enjoyed my time there. Unfortunately, I was not able to bring a Stanley Cup there. Probably my biggest regret. But it'll be remembered for six great years."

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July 7, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Unfortunately, I was not able to bring a Stanley Cup there. Probably my biggest regret. But it'll be remembered for six great years.

Probably? What else is in the running, this I'd love to know.

Oh, and don't worry, you're biggest memory will be choking in the SCF.

The NHL home office is happy the Presidents Trophy means something to someone.

July 7, 2012  09:19 AM ET

"It's time to move on"

If he goes to To***to, he'll say the same thing next season, around the time the Leafs get eliminated from playoff contention. Which brings me to this:

Time for an update (terrible segue way, I know. kinger, if you want in on this, just post a not-yet-chosen date for either event here or FM them to me.):

Leafs elimination:
W2: February 15
Garbage Man: March 15
Puck082: March 19
Rex Racer: March 25
dblewis03: March 26
Darkphoenixe: March 27
MF GO: March 28
Stranger: April 1
Phantomphan MMT: April 2
Canuck, eh?: April 4
bruins6988: April 6
BGDave: April 7
Nard Dog: April 8
puttin on the foil: April 9
drysdale: April 10
Argo: April 12
Harry Crack: April 13
Swamp Dragon: April 24
dannylimes: May 10

Burke's firing:
puttin on the foil: January 12
W2: February 20
Garbage Man: March 18
Puck082: March 20
Rex Racer: March 25
dblewis03: March 26
Slapshot: April 1
MF GO: April 4
BGDave: April 8
Darkphoenixe: April 9
Phantomphan MMT: April 13
Canuck, eh?: April 14
Stranger: April 15
Argo: April 16
Harry Crack: April 17
drysdale: April 20
Nard Dog: June 1
bruins6988: None (no extension)
dannylimes: None (new 3-year deal)
Swamp Dragon: None (5-year extension)

July 7, 2012  09:23 AM ET

I dunno. Unless they lower their asking price Bobby Lou is going to be back again next year. Either that or the Wolves will have to deal with him. (Chicago Wolves that is.)

July 7, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I dunno. Unless they lower their asking price Bobby Lou is going to be back again next year. Either that or the Wolves will have to deal with him. (Chicago Wolves that is.)

I am Hank ... and I approved this message! :-)

July 7, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"It's time to move on"If he goes to To***to, he'll say the same thing next season, around the time the Leafs get eliminated from playoff contention. Which brings me to this:Time for an update (terrible segue way, I know. kinger, if you want in on this, just post a not-yet-chosen date for either event here or FM them to me.):

Stranger - put me down for:
Leafs Elimination: April 3
Burke's firing: Jan 31

July 7, 2012  09:44 AM ET

He wants to go back to Florida. Did he want to leave?

July 7, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Unfortunately, I was not able to bring a Stanley Cup there. Probably my biggest regret. But it'll be remembered for six great years.

Probably? What else is in the running, this I'd love to know.

Oh, and don't worry, you're biggest memory will be choking in the SCF.

The NHL home office is happy the Presidents Trophy means something to someone.

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July 7, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

He wants to go back to Florida. Did he want to leave?

I think it was dictated by the NHLPWA.

(National Hockey League Players' Wives Association - President Andrea Doan)

July 7, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Luongo: 'It's time to move on'

Ya think?

July 7, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"It's time to move on"If he goes to To***to, he'll say the same thing next season, around the time the Leafs get eliminated from playoff contention. Which brings me to this:Time for an update (terrible segue way, I know. kinger, if you want in on this, just post a not-yet-chosen date for either event here or FM them to me.):Leafs elimination:W2: February 15Garbage Man: March 15Puck082: March 19Rex Racer: March 25dblewis03: March 26Darkphoenixe: March 27MF GO: March 28Stranger: April 1Phantomphan MMT: April 2Canuck, eh?: April 4bruins6988: April 6BGDave: April 7Nard Dog: April 8puttin on the foil: April 9drysdale: April 10Argo: April 12Harry Crack: April 13Swamp Dragon: April 24dannylimes: May 10Burke's firing:puttin on the foil: January 12W2: February 20Garbage Man: March 18Puck082: March 20Rex Racer: March 25dblewis03: March 26Slapshot: April 1MF GO: April 4BGDave: April 8Darkphoenixe: April 9Phantomphan MMT: April 13Canuck, eh?: April 14Stranger: April 15Argo: April 16Harry Crack: April 17drysdale: April 20Nard Dog: June 1bruins6988: None (no extension)dannylimes: None (new 3-year deal)Swamp Dragon: None (5-year extension)

WHY WAS I NOT NOTIFIED OF THIS?

July 7, 2012  09:57 AM ET

Oh, I'll take Leaf's elminiation of March 31st.
Burke getting the ultimate Irk on April 2nd.

July 7, 2012  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

WHY WAS I NOT NOTIFIED OF THIS?

We don't like people who shout. :-)

July 7, 2012  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

We don't like people who shout. :-)

Sorry, my bad.

I'll behave.

<kicks can down dusty trail, head hung low>

July 7, 2012  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Sorry, my bad.
I'll behave.
<kicks can down dusty trail, head hung low>

No worries Schad. It's just that we like our posters shy and reserved like Rex and DWI.

July 7, 2012  10:50 AM ET

" Moving on up, to the east side, it's time to get a piece of the pie "

July 7, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

WHY WAS I NOT NOTIFIED OF THIS?

Left a message at the dam.' leave it to beaver' to miss it:)

July 7, 2012  11:23 AM ET

You also made the "Borat Look" sexy on the Left Coast too Bobby Loo, don't forget that!

July 7, 2012  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Luongo: 'It's time to move on'Ya think?

There is a flip side to all this and that is Luongo is still a very good goaltender. If the team in front of him had of scored a few more and didn't take the kid like penalties they did whose to say how some of their seasons may of ended up. I don't like the guy but I do think he takes to much of the blame for the Canucks failures. I think Van mgmt are listening to much to what the fans want instead of doing what is best for the team. They move Schnieder they get a boatload. Columbus is looking for a goalie and they have to move Nash. That is a deal could have been made IMO.

July 7, 2012  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"It's time to move on"If he goes to To***to, he'll say the same thing next season, around the time the Leafs get eliminated from playoff contention. Which brings me to this:Time for an update (terrible segue way, I know. kinger, if you want in on this, just post a not-yet-chosen date for either event here or FM them to me.):Leafs elimination:W2: February 15Garbage Man: March 15Puck082: March 19Rex Racer: March 25dblewis03: March 26Darkphoenixe: March 27MF GO: March 28Stranger: April 1Phantomphan MMT: April 2Canuck, eh?: April 4bruins6988: April 6BGDave: April 7Nard Dog: April 8puttin on the foil: April 9drysdale: April 10Argo: April 12Harry Crack: April 13Swamp Dragon: April 24dannylimes: May 10Burke's firing:puttin on the foil: January 12W2: February 20Garbage Man: March 18Puck082: March 20Rex Racer: March 25dblewis03: March 26Slapshot: April 1MF GO: April 4BGDave: April 8Darkphoenixe: April 9Phantomphan MMT: April 13Canuck, eh?: April 14Stranger: April 15Argo: April 16Harry Crack: April 17drysdale: April 20Nard Dog: June 1bruins6988: None (no extension)dannylimes: None (new 3-year deal)Swamp Dragon: None (5-year extension)

Can a complete newbie get in on the predictions? Leafs elimination from the playoffs, opening night of the NHL season. Burke firing-Christmas eve............

 
July 7, 2012  02:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

There is a flip side to all this and that is Luongo is still a very good goaltender. If the team in front of him had of scored a few more and didn't take the kid like penalties they did whose to say how some of their seasons may of ended up. I don't like the guy but I do think he takes to much of the blame for the Canucks failures. I think Van mgmt are listening to much to what the fans want instead of doing what is best for the team. They move Schnieder they get a boatload. Columbus is looking for a goalie and they have to move Nash. That is a deal could have been made IMO.

Interesting take on things...he did save Canada's bacon at the Olympics as well.

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