“Poker questions only.”
Roberto Luongo has been silent since Cory Schneider was traded to the New Jersey Devils at last weekend’s NHL Draft. But on Monday morning, the silence was finally broken, as Luongo appeared on CFOX’s Jeff O’Neil show.
Just as he was at this time last year, Roberto Luongo is currently in Las Vegas at the World Series of Poker (which, if you’re reading this, Mike Gillis, explains why he’s not answering his door in Florida, so you can knock it off with the romantically stubborn gesture of sleeping on the step like Zach Braff in The Last Kiss). O’Neil and his compatriots caught up with Luongo there, chatting with him Friday night in a private suite.
Fair warning: while Luongo does technically break his silence in the sense that he, you know, says words, very few of those words give us any insight into his plans for the fall. But if you’re a fan of Luongo the poker player, you now know that his plans for the summer include doing poker good.
Yeah, not very enlightening, unless you feel like reading a lot into that extraordinarily awkward signoff:
“And we’ll see you in Vancouver…. soon?”
“Yeah thanks guys.”
That said, O’Neil was at least kind enough to share some snippets from the off-the-record conversation that followed, where, according to him, Luongo said he doesn’t really blame Mike Gillis for this whole fiasco.
If so, then who does he blame? Owner Francesco Aquilini, who may have necessitated this trade by refusing the buyout that would free Luongo while still paying him all the money? Gary Bettman, who may have necessitated the trade by including a petty new clause in the 2013 CBA that made Luongo’s contract untradeable? GOD, who clearly turned his back on Luongo some time ago?
The only other takeaway from this interview? Luongo’s poker handle is “Luongo1″.
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