TSN - If the Vancouver Canucks want to move Roberto Luongo this summer, the veteran netminder won't stand in anyone's way. In his final media availability of the season in Vancouver on Tuesday, Luongo told reporters that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if general manager Mike Gillis asked him to.
TSN - Sources say goaltender Roberto Luongo will submit a short list of teams to the Canucks next week that could pave the way for a trade out of Vancouver.
On Tuesday, Luongo said he would agree to waive his no-trade clause if team officials asked him to do so. The report indicates the Toronto Maple Leafs will be one of the teams on that list.
"They've got a guy [Schneider] here that is going to be a superstar in this league for the next 10, 12, 15 years," said Luongo. "It is a business and that's the way it goes. I loved being here the last six years. I think my career has really taken off and we did some incredible things. If I'm here in the future, then great. If I'm not, that's good also."
TSN - The Vancouver Canucks have signed head coach Alain Vigneault to a contract extension. The Canucks have posted the NHL's best regular-season record for the last two seasons under Vigneault. But his job status was unclear after Vancouver was bounced from the first round of the playoffs by Los Angeles.
"Less than a month later, Gillis’ character draft pick was gone. On February 27th, Hodgson was sent to Buffalo for gritty forward Zack Kassian. Ironically, earlier that day, Hodgson’s teammates had playfully taped a “C” onto his practice sweater."
The Vancouver Canucks filed 'cutdown' arbitration on forward Mason Raymond on Wednesday, instead of making a qualifying offer. Last season, Raymond made $2.6 million and the arbitrator may not award a salary less than 85% of that amount or $2.21 million.