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Luongo-to-Leafs gaining momentum

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08:13 AM ET 01.07 | How soon before the main storyline in Vancouver involves trading Roberto Luongo? After leaving the Toronto organization to become the assistant general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Rick Dudley claimed the Maple Leafs, with the same roster they had last spring, would be a playoff team if they had solid goaltending. Roberto Luongo certainly would fit that bill. And, amidst all this Luongo-to-Toronto speculation, this could very well be a case of "where there's smoke, there's fire." ... While general manager Brian Burke has denied a report from last fall that indicated that a Luongo trade already had been worked out and would be implemented once a new CBA had been ratified, there is no doubt that the Leafs and Canucks have had serious discussions.

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January 7, 2013  08:48 AM ET

it seems every time the cba expires the league expects the players to rescue the owners from their own stupidity by sacrificing, how about they put in the cba that there ill be no trading of first rounders cause i can see brian jurke trading he leafs next 5 1st rounders for luongo

January 7, 2013  08:56 AM ET

this is one of the suggested stories:

NHL, Islanders Set to Return
I love that they were seperated.(NHL/ISLANDERS)

there was a billboard here in NYC for a moving company that said "Why qwould you want to leave a city that has 6 pro teams AND the Mets...hilarious.....

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January 7, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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Yeah. They slashed the cap, but the Leafs are going to go "meh" and take a contract that will be bought out in the summer if it can't be traded today. I don't like to give him benefit of the doubt, but this is too dumb for even BB to think twice about.

And why would BB trade for a player with the front loaded contract. He hates them so much. It would be very hypocritical of him.

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January 7, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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And why would BB trade for a player with the front loaded contract. He hates them so much. It would be very hypocritical of him.

Again you're right. A man with his principles would never do that.

January 7, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Luongo-to-Leafs gaining momentum

Tranlation: The Vancouver fans are collecting feathers, warming the tar, and searching for a rail.

January 7, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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If you get a chance, see This is 40. Funny movie. But there was one scene that's had me going since Friday - a guy who is never around is leaving again, and another character irkedly proclaims "Yeah, see you when the Cubs win the Pennant." I found it hilarious. I quickly changed two of those terms around and now have my new e-mail signature.

The Wife and i saw that Flick over Christmas Holidays. I took a nasty wife elbow for laughing out loud when he crashed his bike into the car door.

January 7, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Not a big fan of it from a Leafs perspective... in other words Burke will do it.

January 7, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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Not a big fan of it from a Leafs perspective... in other words Burke will do it.

I think it might work out for both parties. And the fact that he wouldn't have to play in Vancouver this year (unless they both get to The Finals....ha ha ha ha ha) might make it better yet

January 7, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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Luongo-to-Leafs gaining momentumTranlation: The Vancouver fans are collecting feathers, warming the tar, and searching for a rail.

I'm sure they'll save the horse he rode in on:)

January 7, 2013  11:05 AM ET

luongoal to buyout

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