That’s the claim by TVA Sports analyst Enrico Ciccone. Read on for the latest!
TORONTO SUN: cited a report by TVA Sports analyst and former NHLer Enrico Ciccone claiming the Maple Leafs still had interest in Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo. Ciccone claimed Leafs GM Brian Burke contacted the Canucks about the netminder last weekend. Burke had reportedly previously expressed interest in Luongo last spring.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: With the implementation of the lockout, there can be no trades or free agent signings, and GMs aren’t supposed to discuss trades, so don’t expect to see Luongo moved until a new CBA is implemented. Even then, given his “no-trade” clause, it could still take time for work out a deal, especially since his preference is to return to the Florida Panthers. Don’t expect any confirmation from Burke on this story.