Mar 2, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (left) and goalie Roberto Luongo (right) head to the locker room for the second intermission of the Heritage Classic hockey game against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Agent: Luongo Would Still Be A Canuck If He Started Heritage Classic


It was the straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak.

Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo‘s agent, Pat Brisson, says Luongo would still be a Canuck had head coach John Tortorella started him in the 2014 NHL Heritage Classic against the Ottawa Senators.

For how much longer is the question.

TSN’s hockey insiders Darren Dreger, Pierre Lebrun, and Bob McKenzie reported that Luongo still desired to be traded, but it got pushed to the back burner with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia coming up.

It was an issue that was going to be revisited in the 2014 offseason regardless of what happened this year.

In the grand scheme of things, it was a trade that was going to happen, but the Heritage Classic non-start expedited the process and probably hurt the Canucks chances of making the playoffs this year.

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  • Jwo Lu

    People are being played a fool. This trade was in the works for a while. The player may have not known. Which is usual. But it’s also usual that they get health scratch the game before the trade was announced. Cause they actually own said player and just need to cross the T’s and dot the I’s. Trades take awhile to form. As for making the playoff. He’s going to Florida. Shouldn’t it be Loungo hurt his chances of ever going to the playoff again?