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Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo
Shows His Poker Face in Vegas

By Carol Schram
Bleacher Report Featured Columnist

July 7, 2012

                                             Ethan Miller/Getty Images

It's been said that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

This was not the case on Friday morning, when Roberto Luongo met up with the morning show from Vancouver's CFOX rock radio station. Luongo's first major interview since the playoffs was far from hard-hitting, but it shed some light on many of the questions that have been swirling since the end of the season.

The 22-minute interview is available in its entirety HERE!

During the conversation, Luongo makes no bones about the fact that he feels it's time for him to move on from the Canucks. He speaks warmly of his time in the city and of the advantages of playing in a hockey market. When pressed, he admits that Florida is appealing because it's his offseason home but emphasizes that he and Mike Gillis have only spoken generally about where he may or may not go.

More than ten weeks have passed since the Canucks were ousted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round. Vancouver hockey fans are looking for answers about what will happen next year in net. The Canucks locked up their restricted free agent Cory Schneider for three years before the July 1 deadline, but Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun quoted General Manager Mike Gillis insisting that a Luongo trade was not necessarily imminent:

"I have no idea, you never know with these things," Gillis said. "You may feel like you are close to doing something and it falls apart and you may feel that nothing will happen and you suddenly get a phone call and it changes in 10 seconds."

Kevin Woodley writes about the Canucks for and specializes in goaltending. He points out on his Twitter that Luongo's position is nothing new as far as his willingness to move to a new team and pass the Canucks' torch to Schneider.
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