Evan Hilbert
Wednesday April 25th, 2012

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo is willing to waive the no-trade clause in his contract, according to the Globe and Mail.

Luongo met with Vancouver brass Tuesday, and afterwards spoke to reporters, saying he would be willing to waive the clause in his 12-year $64 million contract.

“It’s going to be what’s best for the team,” Luongo told the paper. “Whatever scenario that is, I’m okay with it - whether that involves me being here or not is okay. We’ve got a lot of potential in this locker room, there’s a great core of guys, and the chance to do something special.”

Luongo, 33, was benched in the playoffs in favor of the younger Cory Schneider. “They’ve got a guy [Schneider] here that is going to be a superstar in this league for the next 10, 12, 15 years,” Luongo said, according to the report. “It is a business and that’s the way it goes. I loved being here the last six years. I think my career has really taken off and we did some incredible things. If I’m here in the future, then great. If I’m not, that’s good also.”

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