Update from Team 1040: “Mike Gillis says still nothing imminent regarding a possible Luongo trade.”

Vancouver Sun’s Brad Ziemer: “Gillis vague on status of Luongo trade talks. Says sometimes you think you are close and things change.”

From George Richards, who reported the earlier rumour about Luongo’s pending return to Forida, tweeted: “#FlaPanthers asst GM Mike Santos says they haven’t spoken to #Canucks since draft.”


Miami Herald reporter George Richards tweeted the following about an hour ago:

Word on street is ª#FlaPanthers¬ are internally getting ready for the return of Roberto Luongo

As discussed this morning, GM Dale Tallon bought out Matt Bradley and waived Mike Santorelli yesterday. This report comes on the heels of Darren Dreger calling the Panthers the clear front runners.

If this does indeed go down, all of Leafs Nation will be curiously awaiting news of the return headed Vancouver’s way.

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