Roberto Luongo sat down with NHL on TSN host James Duthie for his first broadcast interview since regaining starting goalie status with the Vancouver Canucks and talked about his rollercoaster off-season and the year to come in Vancouver.
In Part 1, Luongo touched on where he was mentally at following the end of last season.
“I had moved on from Vancouver and I was ready to start a fresh new chapter of my career somewhere else,” the three-time NHL All-Star told Duthie. “It felt like a divorce, I accepted it and I had moved on personally. The only problem was she wanted me back.”
Luongo also talked about the draft day trade of Cory Schneider, which vaulted him back into the starter's role for Vancouver.
“I was kind of floored to be honest with you. Out of all the situations that I envisioned, that wasn't one of them,” he said. “That's a pretty big move, I thought, to make without having input from the guy you're going to put your trust in.”
Luongo was also asked about his feelings toward the Canucks ahead of the 2013-14 season.
“I don't know what's going to happen down the road but wherever I am, I'm going to be 100 per cent committed to that place. Right now I'm in Vancouver and I'm 100 per cent committed to that.”
Catch the conclusion of the interview on SportsCentre, Saturday at 7pm et/4pm pt. Video of the interview will also be available on TSN.ca.