Report: Luongo requests trade, Leafs in the mix?
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo did not need to be asked to waive his no-trade clause by the team, because he requested a trade out of Vancouver himself, according to Nick Kypreos.
This news follows the Canucks' first-round series loss to the LA Kings, in which Luongo was pulled after losing Games 1 & 2. Backup goaltender Corey Schneider was named the starter for the remaining three games of the series.
Rumours suggested that the Canucks were going to ask Luongo to waive his no-trade clause so that they could trade him and move forward with Schneider as the starter. Luongo took the power in his own hands, requesting the trade himself.
The 33-year-old goaltender, who signed a 12-year deal worth $64 million in 2009, is expected to submit a list of teams that he would be willing to move to. The Toronto Maple Leafs will be on the list, according to TSN's James Duthie.
Luongo posted a 31-14-8 record with a .919 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average in 55 games played in the 2011-12 season.