In an interview this morning with Vancouver radio station CFox, Luongo admitted that he wants to move on from the Canucks. While this isn’t exactly breaking news to anyone up to date on the Luongo trade saga, this is the first time Luongo has spoken to the media regarding the trade and the first personal confirmation from Lu himself.
Speaking on the The Jeff O’Neil show in Las Vegas, where Roberto is competing in a poker tournament, Luongo talked @strombone1 and Twitter, poker, Euro 2012 and in typical Fox fashion, whether or not he pees in the shower.
The part more fans will be interested in is his sentiments on hockey. Asked if there is any chance he’ll be in the blue and green this fall, Luongo responded with:
Never say never, but I think we all know what’s going on, we’ve all seen what’s developed. At the end of the day I think it’s time to move on, and I’m ok with that. I’ve had a great six years in Vancouver and I think it’s a wonderful city. I really enjoyed my time there. Unfortunately I was not able to bring a Stanley Cup there, which is probably my biggest regret, but it will be remembered for six great years.
Lou also took the opportunity to heap praise on his understudy Cory Schneider, saying he’s a “tremendous talent” and adding he’ll “win a few Vezinas”.
After calling out Team Canada teammate Mike Richards as one of the more, to put it lightly, brash, players on the Los Angeles Kings, The Fox and Roberto then took a number of calls from listeners, chopping it up on topics ranging from playing in Florida and Chicago, waiving his no-trade clause, and his affinity for the song Chelsea Dagger.
With this admission it’s clear that Luongo’s time in Vancouver is slowly running out, in what will be a bittersweet ending for one of the franchises best goaltenders.
You can listen to the full interview here: Soundcloud
By Matthew Low & Dean Brookstone