"It's time to move on."
The main theme of that interview was that Luongo believed his time in Vancouver had come to an end. He did acknowledge that he might remain a Canuck a little longer. "I would never say never, you never know."
It's now late August. Luongo still hasn't been traded, and player movement has dwindled to almost nothing as the prospect of an NHL work stoppage looms large.
Luongo may be a Canuck for a while and could wear the whale once again, whenever play resumes.
Here are five reasons why that's not a bad thing. The Canucks would be well-served to keep the Schneider/Luongo pairing intact.