NHL Trade Rumors: Canucks GM’s Scouting Capitals Games, Possible Luongo Trade Partner?
Update: According to ESPN’s Craig Custance, Gillis reached out to Capitals general manager George McPhee to let him know that his intention in attending the game was not to cause a distraction involving goaltender Roberto Luongo and the DC-based club.
McPhee was impressed with Gillis’ professionalism. “That’s a first-class thing to do,” McPhee told ESPN.
The Sporting News reports that Gillis and assistant GM Laurence Gilman were at Sunday’s Pittsburgh Penguins verses Washington Capitals game. They could have been doing simple due diligence on the Eastern Conference. There is a possibility though they were scouting the Capitals and seeing if they like any of their pieces enough to strike a deal for Luongo.
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