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08:29 AM ET 04.01 | Tick, tock, tick, tock. Did Easter Sunday prove to be the stage for Roberto Luongo's version of The Last Supper, at least in Vancouver? Is Toronto, in fact, the place where he will be breaking bread in the near future? The intrigue certainly is heating up. According to Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Laurence Gilman, the Luongo trade chatter is becoming more than just web scuttlebutt. "Mike is in discussions with multiple teams ... Talks are beyond the tire-kicking stage," Gilman told the Vancouver media referring to Canucks general manager Mike Gillis. Various reports from the left coast suggest Leafs centre Tyler Bozak is in the mix. Bozak will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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April 1, 2013  08:38 AM ET

as long as the Nucks think that they will get a quality player in return for acap liability, then no deal will go down.

April 1, 2013  08:49 AM ET

...also....I thought Longoal was against going to TO? Guess he just wants out of that situation in Vancouver.

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April 1, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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...also....I thought Longoal was against going to TO? Guess he just wants out of that situation in Vancouver.

I thought The leafs were the understood destination?

April 1, 2013  09:11 AM ET

There is no market for him. Who needs a 'tender? Who is so desperate to pay that contract?

The Canucks are stuck with this guy. Luongo doesn't have half the value he had, say 3 years ago. His contract is laughable.

If Leafs offer anything more than Bozak straight up, I will be disappointed.

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April 1, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Both Scrivens and Reimer have better save percentages. If the team plays better defensively then GAA goes down, save percentage is a real goalie stat and there's no need to go for Luongo if Leafs goalies are doing fine. Sure they don't have a superstar goalie, but they are still doing considerably well. So in my opinion Toronto should pass becuase I believe any deal would involve Scrivens going to Vancouver and that is paying to much.

April 1, 2013  09:38 AM ET

April Fools?

April 1, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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as long as the Nucks think that they will get a quality player in return for acap liability, then no deal will go down.

The Cannots may have to eat a part of his contract to get it done.

April 1, 2013  10:28 AM ET
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The Cannots may have to eat a part of his contract to get it done.

Agreed. As I recall the Caps paid half of Jagr's salary when they traded him to the Rangers.

April 1, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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There is no market for him. Who needs a 'tender? Who is so desperate to pay that contract?

But he's a Gold Medal gumper...

April 1, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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The Cannots may have to eat a part of his contract to get it done.

THIS**** it's the only way any kind of deal gets done

April 1, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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But he's a Gold Medal gumper...

and everyone knows he was the key cog.

April 1, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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The Cannots may have to eat a part of his contract to get it done.

I didn't think that was allowed under the CBA. Did the rules change?

April 1, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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I didn't think that was allowed under the CBA. Did the rules change?

Lots of fuzzy math with contracts these days. If only the players were half as creative as their agents, layers and accountants!

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April 1, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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I didn't think that was allowed under the CBA. Did the rules change?

Yes, in the current CBA you can eat I believe up to 50% of a contract, then theres other stipulations attached to it.

April 1, 2013  11:14 AM ET

Luongo is not going to be dealt because every team in the league knows he's going to be a free agent this summer. Vancouver is going to have to swallow the pill and buyout Luongo, as it is the only way he's leaving Vancouver. Otherwise they will have to trade Schneider and stick with Luongo.

I said last year that they should have swapped with Montreal for Price. Trade a Montrealer for a Western Boy, then move Schneider. The problem is that was Mike Gillis didn't have the balls to make a bold move like that. Gillis isn't the guy that built the Canucks. It was mostly the work of Burke and Nonis that he's been coasting on for years now.

 
April 1, 2013  11:19 AM ET
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Toronto faces the fourth highest number of shots per game. Only three current playoff teams (Ottawa and Columbus being the others) are in the bottom half of the league in that stat. And yet Reimer, despite getting shelled mercilessly every game, still has a decent .920 save percentage. Goaltending isn't Toronto's problem. They need to invest in a defenceman who can actually prevent the puck from getting on net.

Agreed 100%.

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