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Canucks' Gillis refutes reports of Luongo's trade list

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TSN.ca Staff
4/26/2012 2:44:14 PM
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Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis refuted reports on Thursday that Roberto Luongo will submit a short list of teams he would accept a trade to.

Gillis addressed the Luongo reports on TEAM1040 in Vancouver, stating that nothing has been decided as of yet.

"We've met, but we've decided that we're just going to take our time and meet in a few days or talk in a few days on the phone," he said. "So, I'm not quite sure why something like that would be out there."

Cory Schneider started the last three games of the Canucks' first round playoff lost to the Los Angeles, fueling speculation that Luongo could be traded this off-season. On Tuesday Luongo said that he would waive his no trade clause if the Canucks asked him to. Gillis stressed he thought it would be beneficial for everyone to take some time after their season before making any firm decisions.

"I think we all need to just step back for a couple days here and not do anything - not think about it for a little bit. And then we can begin to plan out what we want to do with this team over the course of the summer and for the upcoming season. It's a little premature to start down that path already."

"We'll get together either beginning of next week or talk on the telephone next week and see where he's at, how he felt about the team, how he felt about himself, and go from there."

Gillis also touched on the subject of Alain Vigneault's status, taking a similar approach to the Luongo situation.

"I know we'll get together sometime in the next ten days, that's sort of the outside timeframe depending on everyone's schedule," he said. "We'll make some decisions, talk about the team like we do every year, and the business, and give him an outline of what I have in mind and go from there."

Mike Gillis (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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