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Combating rumors: Has Luongo given a list of teams he’d play for?

Roberto Luongo

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo waves to the crowd after being named the first star in the team’s win over the Minnesota Wild during an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2012. Luongo earned a shutout while playing in his 700th NHL game in the team’s 3-0 victory over the Wild. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)


In the age of Twitter, rumors have a way of picking up steam. When someone, who may or may not be credible, says something that’s believable, you got to at least wonder if it’s true.

This afternoon, a rumor caught on that Roberto Luongo has presented the Vancouver Canucks with a list of four teams he would be willing to be traded to. Given that Luongo has already publicly agreed to waive his no-trade clause, it’s not a farfetched premise. The only problem is that, according to TSN’s James Duthie, the rumor isn’t true.

Welcome, boys and girls, to a preview of what we’re going to experience over the next couple of months. Does your team need a goaltender? Fear not, for Luongo is headed your way!

Just like Rick Nash before him, there will probably be a Luongo rumor associated with any team that has even a slight chance of wanting him. Never mind if the team in question would actually benefit from having him from a cap or long-term perspective.