NHL Trade Rumors: Vancouver Canucks Looking For Established Payer, High-End Prospect For Roberto Luongo
The Vancouver Canucks appear to be in no hurry to move Roberto Luongo and want a fair amount in return for the top-tier netminder. According to ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun, GM Mike Gillis’ asking price is an established NHL player plus a high-end prospect.
Now whether a club interested in Luongo say, the Toronto Maple Leafs would want to relinquish a prospect like Nazem Kadri and an experienced center like Tyler Bozak is a whole other story. LeBrun suggests Leafs GM Dave Nonis doesn’t want to overpay, despite an interest in the Canucks goalie.
LeBrun says “In Toronto’s case, I believe that prospect is Nazem Kadri, and that’s a player I don’t think Toronto is willing to move at this point. That could change, of course, but the reason Vancouver needs an NHL player as well in the deal is underlined by the injury to Ryan Kesler. The Canucks are thin right now at center. Whether it’s a guy like Tyler Bozak or another skater, Vancouver would need an established NHL body from the Leafs in any deal.”
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