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Flyers interested in Luongo … Burke was close on Luongo deal … Luongo tweet

  • James Duthie via twitter: Despite some denials, Ciccone’s tweet is accurate. This doesn’t mean they will get him or make an offer, but they have inquired. They could buyout Ilya Bryzgalov in June.
  • Adrian Dater via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is going after Luongo big time. They will buyout Bryzgalov next year.
  • Frank Seravalli via twitter: Holmgren on the Luongo rumors: “That made me chuckle. Safe to say they aren’t true. They have no basis or merit.”
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: The Flyers thought process as of last night is, to trade for Luongo then:

    1. Secretly hope that Ilya Bryzgalov retires to the KHL right away.
    2. But with his huge contract making that about a 1% chance of happening…
    3. Just barely sneak Luongo’s $5.3 million cap hit under the cap level of $70.2 million for this season, and go with a goalie tandem for this short season of Luongo-Bryzgalov. This assumes that Chris Pronger’s nearly $5 million cap hit comes off the books this year, because of LTI relief. (Long Term Injury).
    4. If they don’t win a Stanley Cup with that tandem they…
    5. Buy out one of the two contractually. That leaves the other standing as the No. 1 guy, and then they can worry more about getting under the $64.3 million cap for next year.

    The fact is, the Flyers regret the Bryzgalov signing. He was brutal most of last year, regular season and playoffs. They are curious as to what it would take to trade for Luongo.

  • Adrian Dater via twitter: The Canucks would like to get Nicklas Grossman in a Luongo trade, but it’s unclear if the Flyers would go that far. If the Canucks can’t get Grossman, may ask for Luke Schenn.
  • Dan Rosen via twitter: No matter who is trying to trade for Luongo, the Canucks won’t give him away, and Gillis will want fair value for him. It won’t be a major haul, but a good prospect and a decent draft pick seems fair.
  • Craig Custance via twitter: Canucks GM Mike Gillis said he hasn’t talked to Nonis about a Roberto Luongo deal: “Not allowed to talk about trades until this deal is done. It’s not done.”
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Burke wanted Luongo bad and Nonis will push for him as well. The Canucks insist there are other teams interested. The Canucks want to get quality return for Luongo, and can still see him working out well with Schneider in a shortened season if the right deal isn’t there. Staying in Vancouver isn’t the first choice for Luongo, both are professionals, and Luongo won’t go a city that isn’t right for his family.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle was told that even with Burke, the Maple Leafs and Canucks were close on a deal. Burke thought the asking price was too high and was playing the waiting game.

7 Comments

  1. Jimmy

    January 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Top dogs of MLSE if you read this do not spend the $$$$ on Luongo. It’s not worth it. Leaf fans do want him. Spend the money on a centre and forward that can score. A g

  2. Jimmy

    January 10, 2013 at 10:49 am

    A goalie is as good as the team in front of him. All you need is 25-30 wins its. A 48 game season u can get that many wins with the goalies we got. Once we are in the playoffs it’s a new season anyway. GO LEAFS GO!!

  3. James

    January 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I agree dont trade for louongo , keep what they have and let holmgren make another foolish signing , or trade .

  4. Jared

    January 10, 2013 at 11:34 am

    As a Flyers fan, I don’t want Luongo if a D-man is traded in return for him. Grossman and Schenn are both off-limits for me.

    Offer up Matt Read and a draft pick at best. If Vancouver doesn’t want that, pass on Roberto.

    Then, actively and furiously seek a D-man via a trade with any other NHL club. Read should be on the table for any of these potential trades for D.

  5. Ghostrider1174

    January 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Only place like i said Lu would end up after last season is the Leafs. all this going to flyers talk is silly. Lu will be a Leaf soon. You are all out of touch.

  6. hotwings

    January 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    the flyers have done crazier things in the past, so i believe they are thinking about getting luongo and then finding a creative solution between the 2 goalies as mentioned…

    @ jimmy… a centre and a forward that can score are hard to find.. not so simple… im sure they’d love to… as well as every other team in the league..

  7. Patrick

    January 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Why would any team trade for him? He’s going to get bought out in June. Wait until then