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Gillis on trading Luongo: “We’re going to take our time”

Jun 30, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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Now that Vancouver has committed their future in goal to Cory Schneider thanks to his new contract, all eyes have turned to Roberto Luongo and where he’ll end up. Canucks GM Mike Gillis says he’s in no rush to send Luongo packing, however.

Monte Stewart of The Canadian Press hears from Gillis about what his intentions are now with his once former No. 1 goalie.

“With respect to the possibility of trading Roberto, we’re going to take our time,” Gillis said Friday at Rogers Arena. “We’re going to make sure we do the right thing for this organization.”

Whether the right thing is to keep two multi-million dollar goalies or working out the best possible trade to send Luongo elsewhere is apparently still up in the air for Gillis. Gillis says “money doesn’t matter” when it comes to making the right move and if having both Luongo and Schneider is the answer, then so be it. The guys signing the checks in Vancouver might say otherwise.

  1. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    You’re going to take your time?
    Ohhhhh you mean you’re going to wait until teams go in other directions and be left with Roberto because you will be unwilling to accept the peanut offers you will be receiving by then? Fair enough but it’s going to be a pain to listen to Roberto scenarios for another year.

    This is a stupid idea or a negotiation ploy with Florida.

    “Go ahead a keep him Mike, enjoy the circus again in Vancouver” – Every GM in the NHL if Gillis plays this “Wait and see” garbage.

  2. blomfeld - Jun 30, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Take all the time you want Gillis ! …

    In the meantime, could we please have more relevant articles about the reigning “STANLEY CUP CHAMPION” Los Angeles Kings and what they might be up to these days ? … failing that, how about a forensic recap of how they decimated the so-called “best teams” in league this year ?.. and maybe a few more excellent Elvis videos too eh ? :)

  3. charleslouis99 - Jul 1, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    blomfeld=true arrogant kings fan

    • blomfeld - Jul 1, 2012 at 2:46 AM

      Ruthless in battle, magnanimous in victory …

      Dear Louise … your anger indicates that you’re likely a Devils’ fan ? … well praise be and good for you … what “happened happened” and we hold nothing against you people … your team just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time … nothing more and nothing else. If it’s any consolation to you, then don’t forget that there were 28 other teams who were “also rans” just like yours … :)

  4. rainyday56 - Jul 1, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Waiting until hell freezes over appears to be the core concern of every regime the Canucks have had since day one. Coincidentally, that is how long suffering fans will wait for a cup championship.

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