April 03 2013 01:24PM
TC Carling told goalie coach Melanson to get Luongo. #canucks— Hosea Cheung (@hosea24hours) April 3, 2013
To Quote the Strokes: is this it? (Spoiler alert: it wasn't it. But if you want to relive the conniption that everyone had in the 10 minutes before the trade deadline, click past the jump).
More details from Hosea Cheung:
Luongo just taken to visitor's dressing room, maybe to different exit. Not in gear. Was with Canucks media relations TC Carling.— Hosea Cheung (@hosea24hours) April 3, 2013
The media also apparently doesn't seem to know whether or not he's even in the building anymore.
As Kevin Woodley points out, there's some actual physical requirements that Luongo has to meet in order to waive his no-trade clause.
Assume Luongo physically needs to sign off on NTC , lots of running around here since pulled off ice; hope Canucks have backup deal ready— Kevin Woodley (@KevinisInGoal) April 3, 2013
So there's possibly some very legitimate reasons for the confusion at Rogers Arena at the moment. Certainly looks like he may have been traded before the deadline.
Iain Macintyre apparently has confirmed that Luongo was taken to the front-office:
A lot of smoke here re Luongo. Taken by staff from ice to front office.— Iain MacIntyre (@imacVanSun) April 3, 2013
If Luongo has been traded, it's not to Toronto:
Luongo is not going to Toronto according to @gmillertsn— Blake Price (@blakeprice1040) April 3, 2013
And don't we look silly:
Roberto Luongo has not been traded. He remains a Canuck. #tradecentre— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 3, 2013
So it turns out that Roberto Luongo was pulled off the ice for other reasons. Perhaps the team wanted to brief him before he faces a barrage of questions from the media, or whatever. Presumably we'll get a more detailed explanation of what went down in short order.