Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Trade talk: Luongo to Washington
By Victoria Matiash
Despite recent rumblings, a trade sending the Vancouver Canucks' veteran netminder to Washington isn't likely to happen anytime soon. ESPN Insider Craig Custance suggests the Washington Capitals are willing to ride their two young netminders for a while yet.
Craig CustanceApology muffles trade talk
"... The Roberto Luongo-to-the-Capitals rumors got the final nail in the coffin Monday when Canucks GM Mike Gillis reached out to Capitals GM George McPhee with a phone call to explain that it wasn't his intent to create a flurry of attention by attending Sunday's nationally televised game in Washington. 'That's a first-class thing to do,' McPhee said of the call from his GM colleague. The last thing McPhee wants is his young goaltending duo to worry about a trade for Luongo or any other goalie. The Capitals remain committed to finding out exactly what they have in Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth this season ..."