tantalum wrote:Perhaps or perhaps not. A poster on HFBoards intimated the marriage troubles a couple of months ago in a thread. No one really paid much attention to the comment but it falls in line with the info HW has provided. Tack onto that Botchford's confirmation. SO the question ultimately is can he keep his head on straight for the playoffs? And if he can't how quick are the canucks prepared to pull the plug and put in Schneider in?Rayxor wrote: You have to consider that the source of this could be HW with the help of the internet grapevine doing some aftermarket modifications.
family issues -> marriage problems -> marriage failure and fill out the rest of the details. I would be surprised if this came from a completely different source of info than HW's. It's probably the same rumor, and if so, its not confirmation.
It also makes it a possibility that Luongo would want a move closer to Florida given his kids will be there.
I don't think there is much question that there are problems but the full extent who knows. I too have heard many variations on the theme and the bottom line seems to be that something is up and something happened a couple of weeks back that just happens to coincide with his poor play of late. Tack on the poor defensive and overall poor team play with a vulnerable psych and you have a recipe for disaster, that we have all seen before.
Make no mistake that the Canucks are all too aware of all of this. Luongo is still our number one and rightly so. He has gotten us this far and is still one of the top 4 or 5 goalies in the game when he is on. His goal is to win a cup. Once he has achieved that anything goes with respect to what the future holds. I hope he can seize the moment and play like there is no tomorrow because there may not be for him or the Canucks. A miserable playoff showing will surely result in major changes.
And I guess only time will tell how this all unfolds but it is far more conceivable to me today that a potential trade to the East is more a possibility than not. But he holds the cards as he has to waive his NTC for anything to go down and I doubt the Canucks will actively try to push him out the door. So if it is a mutually beneficial deal it will get done. If he has the cup he may be more inclined to open up the teams he is willing to go to. If not then he may have a much shorter list, if at all. I still think regardless they will try to keep Cory.