We all pretty much know that Roberto Luongo is out of town in Vancouver and it sounds as though he knows it too with this quote from an interview on Vancouver radio
— Paul Haysom (@PaulHaysom_Chek) July 6, 2012
There audio is courtesy of @ron_gallo so cheers to him for doing the leg work on this one.
Despite Mike Gillis’ incessant posturing that he’s willing to break camp with two goaltenders — Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo — who are in direct competition with one another, it’s pretty clear at this point that it can’t happen.
This isn’t the early mid-2000s Minnesota Wild, and these aren’t goaltenders of Dwayne Roloson and Manny Fernandez repute. The Canucks have one of the best post-lockout goaltenders in the NHL and one of the hottest goaltending ‘prospects’ in the league today. It’s impossible to juggle workloads that do these players justice, let alone juggle the psyches of guys who want to be workhorses.
Roberto Luongo is on his way out of Vancouver, it’s just a matter of where. We know it, and he knows it.