Friday, July 6, 2012
Roberto Luongo says he's OK with moving
By Pierre LeBrun
Roberto Luongo told a Vancouver radio station Friday that he has made peace with the idea of being traded.
The star goalie, on the trade market, said he enjoyed his time in Vancouver but understands that it’s time to move on.
"[And] I'm OK with that," Luongo told CFOX. "I had a great six years in Vancouver. I think it's a wonderful city, I really enjoyed my time there. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to bring a Stanley Cup there, which was probably my biggest regret. But it will be remembered for six great years."
The Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be the most interested markets for Luongo's services.
"I think playing in a hockey market is great," said Luongo. "Playing in one is a preference, for sure. Playing in a place like Florida with anonymity -- to go out somewhere and have a dinner with your family and relax and stuff is great. When you're on the ice, being able to play in a building that's rocking, sold out and the fans are passionate about their team -- as a hockey player you always want to be in that type of market."