Sunday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the L.A. Kings eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from the Stanley Cup playoffs in just the first round, but it may have also been the last time Roberto Luongo puts on a Canucks uniform.
After starting Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference quarter-final, Luongo gave way to 26-year-old Cory Schneider for the remainder of the series. After relinquishing his starting duties in back-to-back elimination games, speculation is that Luongo’s future with the Canucks is in jeopardy and he may be traded this off-season.
In order for that to happen, Luongo, 33, would have to approve of the trade, which means only a limited number of teams stand a chance of landing the 2010 Olympic gold medalist. In addition, return items coming back to Vancouver as part of any Luongo trade may be limited, in part because of the...