April 13, 2012; Vancouver, BC, CANADA; Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) during the second period against the Los Angeles Kings in game two of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at Rogers Arena. The Los Angeles Kings won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE
The Vancouver Canucks were ushered out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round. Just a few days later, their starting goalie has apparently requested a trade.
Just days after the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference was unceremoniously ushered out of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round, there are reports that their goalie is looking for a different team.
The Vancouver Canucks were hoping to make another deep run at the Cup after falling just short last season, but the Los Angeles Kings made short work of the Presidents' Trophy winners. Now it appears that goalie Roberto Luongo has asked for a trade.
Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports that Luongo has personally informed the team that he wants out and that he will waive his no-trade clause and submit a list of teams to which he would agree to be traded.
James Duthie of TSN reported that Luongo's short list of approved teams will be submitted to the team next week. Duthie reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs are one of the teams on the list. Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports that the Tampa Bay Lightning are another team that will appear on the list.