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Report: Robert Luongo “blacked out” when hearing of the Schneider trade

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Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks

Floored: Roberto Luongo was sure his “divorce” from the Canucks was final, but no. (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

It only seems like Roberto Luongo hasn’t stopped talking this summer, what with the constant updates from his Twitter feed about his time at the DMV, his brushes with greatness and his truck being tire-jacked.

But he’s been dead silent on the stuff that matters most to hockey fans.

That’s about to change.

The Canuck’s’ goalie sat down recently with TSN’s James Duthie for his first interview since his world turned upside down when Vancouver traded erstwhile No. 1 Cory Schneider to the Devils last June. And judging by the teases tweeted this afternoon by Duthie, the piece, which airs in two parts — Friday and Saturday, both at 6 p.m. — should be a doozy.

Among the highlights:

• Luongo reveals that in May he had serious talks with the NHLPA about the possibility of voiding his deal and walking away from the $40 million remaining on his contract.

• He talks about breaking down after not being dealt at the deadline and “blacking out” when he learned that the Canucks had traded Schneider instead of him.

• Luongo: “I had moved on from Vancouver and was ready to start fresh somewhere else . . . like a divorce . . . except she wanted me back.”

• He will report to training camp, and says he is extremely motivated. But he remains uncertain about his future in [Vancouver].

After Duthie sent these out, Luongo replied in predictable fashion:

Sounds like must-see TV.

  • Published On Aug 23, 2013
  • 2 comments
    LetsGoYanks
    LetsGoYanks

    I guess he really wanted to go back to the Islanders lol....