As the NHL lockout has been active for over two months, fans all over the league are still talking and debating about where Elite/Starting Goaltender Roberto Luongo will be suiting up for the start of the 2013-2014 season if there is no 2012-2013 season and a new CBA is not setelled.
Reports of the NHL lockout ending around the end of December, early January, puts a hard thought in my mind. Although talks have not been going well between the NHL and NHLPA, I as a fan do believe that the NHL will have a short season and the lockout will end.
While talking about the lockout, talks have been picking up behind the scenes. Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke and Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis have brought up the topic of Canucks starting goaltender Roberto Luongo. The two GM's were talking about the possibility of Burke landing Bobby Lou in Toronto. According to Hockeyy Insiderr on twitter, Luongo already has one foot in Toronto. Vancouver scouts have been around the AHL to watch the Toronto Marlies. The Marlies, who are the Leafs farm team, have a big nucleus of future NHLers. Given the thought of Vancouver looking at the Leafs future stars gives us the thought of a trade being devoloped. Players like Nazem Kadri, Joe Colborne and Ben Scrivens are three of the players that Gillis and the Canucks are interested in.
With Burke and Gillis breaking the rules and talking a trade, reports say if a deal was to be made and finalized, Luongo would then waive is NTC (No Trade Clause) and accept a trade to suit up in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform and start as their starting goaltender.
For now we all have to do is wait for the NHL and the NHLPA to end the NHL lockout and start the 2012-2013 NHL season.
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