Trade Rumors: Luongo, Oilers, Blackhawks, Capitals, Niederreiter, Subban and Flames

  • David Ebner of the Globe and Mail: So the Canucks have said they have “two No. 1s” in net and their GM has a potential deal in place.

    “Would you not say I have two No. 1s right now?” said coach Alain Vigneault after practice on Tuesday in response to a question of whether Schneider is the team’s No. 1 goalie. “I’ve got two great goaltenders and my job is to pick the one I feel gives us the best chance to win.”

    Canucks GM Mike Gillis said yesterday in a short interview that “there are lots of potentials,” and nothing firm was in place.

    “I don’t know what to make of it, to be honest with you,” said Luongo in the locker room after practice Tuesday. “I don’t want to read into that stuff that’s in the papers and out there in the media, because that’s just detrimental to myself and the team. Until I hear from Mike himself, I’m not going to make anything of it.”

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Despite the buzz today, a Roberto Luongo trade is no closer to happening now than yesterday or last week. It  is possible that the “mystery” could be the Panthers or Flyers, which is not a mystery but Gillis’s not who you think it is quote is ambiguous. There may not be a mystery team. If there is, a deal is not imminent at all.
  • Jason Gregor via twitter: Roberto Luongo to the Oilers makes little sense. Would put the Oilers in a cap crunch next year. TSN Radio via twitter: Bob McKenzie said the Oilers are interested in Luongo. The Blackhawks have had a long interest in Luongo. Said the list of teams that he won’t go to isn’t that long.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Maple Leafs remain the most logical team for Luongo. LeBrun guesses that the Flyers may only be interested in Luongo in the summer, and only if “A) Luongo is still in Vancouver and B) Ilya Bryzgalovhad another brutal season.” It wouldn’t surprise LeBrun if the Bryzgalov struggles again this year, he could be bought out by the Flyers and then trade for Luongo.The Senators are looking for a depth on the blueline.

    “Not much has presented itself. I’ve talked to a number of teams and I hear the same story from a number of general managers — everybody is looking for depth on the blue-line,” Murray told Tuesday. “I don’t know that there will be many quick deals made at this point. But that’s not to say we’re not talking. We’ll look and if we can find somebody that upgrades us, we will. We’d got Lundin coming back at some point, so we’re not in a panic, but if we can get a more experienced guy, we’re certainly going to pursue it.”

  • B.D. Gallof via twitter: A couple things on the Nino Niederreiter situation: “1. There is NO quote from Nino’s agent in piece. nothing on record. 2. so thx to that, easy to leak a loose from camp comment to push things, if agent making a play here. 3. As i have mentioned in blogs, Nino a likely player in case of injuries to come up. seems like jumping the gun if a request made.”
  • Dave Stubbs via twitter: Subban’s agent said in a text that the “trade P.K.” attributed to him that was put out there on twitter is absolutely 100% untrue.
  • Roger Millions via twitter: The Flames could be looking to add another goalie for their system as they only have Miikka Kiprusoff and Leland Irving under contract.


  1. Jeff

    January 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Maybe the Habs should consider trading Subban? I know a team that desperately needs a D, and has tons of GREAT prospects — Red Wings.

  2. Bob

    January 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Canadiens arent doing anything any time soon, i would also trade him, if you can trade him for a couple of “cant miss” prospects.

  3. jimmy

    January 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Subban to STL for Ty Rattie and Schwartz!

  4. tom

    January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

    To Brooklyn For Strome and Reinhart

  5. Wunschkind89

    January 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I really hope the Leafs stay away from Luongo and that albatross of a contract. There’s absolutely no value there.

  6. D

    January 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    depends on what it costs us. if its kadri, bozak and a 2nd, then pass. if its bozak and a 2nd, i think they’d seriously have to consider it

  7. Joe Cannes

    January 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    PK Subban, Louis Leblanc, and Lars Ellers for Nail Yakupov…do it!

  8. Jimmy

    January 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I hope Luongo isn’t dealt to the Leafs. He is a good guy and very good keeper. I wouldn’t want to see him suffer with the Laffs….just a horrid franchise and has been for decades. Their GM also seems to think a premiere goalie with a large contract should be given away….ya, ok…enjoy missing the playoffs yet again, Laffs.

  9. Muddy Waters

    January 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I agree with Jimmy, keep Luongo away from the Leafs – Lou is still a number one, one of the absolute best in the league. If the leafs are fortunate enough to pick him up they are sure to make the playoffs – for the first time in years and there will be no end to the chatter! I say keeps the leafs where they belong – in the basement!

  10. Flyers01

    January 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Well flyer could use a good goalie and sun am also would help on the d side

  11. Jim Klose

    March 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Another losing season by far the worsted team in the league at leased a high draft choice.