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Flyers, Canucks, Leafs working out trade for Luongo

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09:11 PM ET 01.10 | Earlier this week is was reported that the Toronto Maple Leafs were interested in acquiring the services of veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo, but it appeared for a while that they aren't alone in their pursuit. As many as three teams were interested in Luongo on Wednesday but the Philadelphia Flyers had reportedly thrown their hat into the race. Now, this is an interesting prospect, considering the Flyers already have a goalie locked up in net, as Ilya Bryzgalov was locked up long-term at a pretty penny by the Flyers back in 2011. Bryzgalov's cap hit for the Flyers is roughly just over $5 million per season until his contract expires in 2019, so the fact that Luongo is reportedly on their radar is head scratching. While the Flyers may not have direct interest in Luongo, a more realistic approach seems to be helping somebody else get him while dumping some salary in the process. Jimmy Murphy from ESPN reported that the Flyers, Maple Leafs and Canucks were working out a three-way trade for the goalie that would land him in Toronto.

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Roberto Luongo, AP Photo/Cal Sport Media Roberto Luongo, AP Photo/Cal Sport Media
January 10, 2013  10:42 PM ET

Bryz in Vancouver with the Cannots ! Beautiful !

January 10, 2013  10:44 PM ET

Here we go. Anyway it looks like goodbya Ilya.

January 10, 2013  10:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bryz in Vancouver with the Cannots ! Beautiful !

He tends to get lost in the playoffs.

January 10, 2013  10:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He tends to get lost in the playoffs.

Hence my pleasure Shipper !

January 10, 2013  11:01 PM ET

And how do the Leafs fit in this.

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January 11, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leafs take Bryz and Giroux from Philly and Burrows from VanVan gets Connolly and CouturierPhilly gets Luongo and KesselPicks go places. Everybody leaves happy :)

interesting scenario....

January 11, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leafs take Bryz and Giroux from Philly and Burrows from VanVan gets Connolly and CouturierPhilly gets Luongo and KesselPicks go places. Everybody leaves happy :)

Had not seen any speculation on details, but as a Leafs fan, I like it.

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January 11, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leafs take Bryz and Giroux from Philly and Burrows from VanVan gets Connolly and CouturierPhilly gets Luongo and KesselPicks go places. Everybody leaves happy :)

If I am TOR or VCR, I do this deal. I cannot see PHA going along, unless picks-aplenty are coming their way

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January 11, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Yawn...wake me up when someone amnesty's Luongo's contract

January 11, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leafs take Bryz and Giroux from Philly and Burrows from VanVan gets Connolly and CouturierPhilly gets Luongo and KesselPicks go places. Everybody leaves happy :)

Giroux is untouchable, everyone knows that.

January 11, 2013  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Giroux is untouchable, everyone knows that.

You know you would give up Giroux in a heartbeat if you got Kessel in return !

January 11, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

IMO, any Luongo deal depends on Vancouver being willing to include another nice piece in order to get something good in return.

Total agreement. VCR would be fooling themselves if they think a straight Lou for someonegood is ever going to work. If that is the VCR view, all I can say is "hope the missus is good at picking out wood splinters, Bobby".

January 11, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Less talent, more money.. of course I would... but then again I'm still pissy about the lockout...

January 11, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And how do the Leafs fit in this.

Probably sideways as usual.

January 11, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Leafs take Bryz and Giroux from Philly and Burrows from Van
Van gets Connolly and Couturier
Philly gets Luongo and Kessel Picks go places.
Everybody leaves happy :)

Bryzgalov to the Leafs? I thought you guys had your hearts (and chequebooks) set on Bobby Lou!

He'll be heartbroken!

January 11, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

You know you would give up Giroux in a heartbeat if you got Kessel in return !

Gimme a choice between Kessel and a bag of dog leavings, and the crap wins everytime....

Although you could be confused as to which is more crappier...

 
January 11, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Probably sideways as usual.

I was thinking face-forward.....

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