Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Doug Maclean reported on Hockey Central @ Noon that in the summer the Maple Leafs and Canucks had a tentative agreement on a Roberto Luongo deal.
Luongo refused to waive his no-trade clause as he was led to believe that deal might be struck with the Florida Panthers, and that it wasn’t Canucks GM Mike Gillis getting greedy.
“Luongo, at that particular time, believed that a deal was going to happen in Florida. He really believed a deal was coming through in Florida,” MacLean said Monday. “He was told by somebody close to the Panthers that a deal was going to happen, they were going to find a way and to be patient. Luongo turned down the deal with the Leafs. He would not waive his no-trade (to join) the Leafs, so the deal was off.”