Mar 06, 2012; Vancouver, British Columbia,CANADA; Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) during the second period against the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena. The Dallas Stars won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

NHL Rumors: Luongo Traded to Toronto

Mar 22, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) warms up before the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Canucks defeated the Stars 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Now I know this report is coming a little late, but last week it was reported on Twitter and NHL Beat, by Samir Javer(@samjam99) that Roberto Luongo is being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Supposedly, Sam, a recent high school grad, has connections within the Canuck’s Organization. This can be taken with a grain of salt, I suppose, but it should be noted that this guy broke the Hodgson trade ten minutes before it was announced by TSN, and had the Booth scoop hours before it was confirmed. The tweet read as followed:

BREAKING NEWS: A well-placed source told NHL Beat that a deal that would send Roberto Luongo to the Toronto Maple Leafs is “90% done”, and will be completed by the draft, if not free agency.

Luongo has been on the trade rumor list since early last season, thanks to the quick rise of Cory Schneider. When a deal was not done during the trade deadline, many believed one of them would be moved this coming offseason. Luongo even gave the Canucks a trade list of teams he is willing to be traded to, which includes Tampa Bay and Toronto. On May 23rd, it was confirmed by newly re-signed head coach Alain Vigneault that Roberto Luongo does indeed want out of Vancouver. Alain Vigneault, talking to the show “The Match” disclosed that “This is what he wants now … And what we must do is for our organization.”

As of now, nothing has come down from the higher-ups of the Canuck’s organization or Toronto. All we can do for right now is wait and see.

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