Luongo's agent says Heritage Classic snub sparked trade

Agent Pat Brisson joined Hockey Night in Canada Radio on Sirius XM to talk about the events leading to Roberto Luongo's move to the Florida Panthers.

Brisson discusses events on Hockey Night in Canada Radio

Pat Brisson: If Luongo started Heritage Classic, he may have still been a Canuck Agent for Roberto Luongo Pat Brisson explains how being benched at Heritage Classic played a role in pulling the trigger and why Florida is the ideal fit for the Team Canada goalie.

The Heritage Classic may have been the catalyst in Roberto Luongo's move out of Vancouver, according to his agent Pat Brisson. 

Luongo, long the subject of  trade rumours, was benched in favour of Eddie Lack on Sunday against the Ottawa Senators, and Brisson said he was then given the green light to explore other options for his client.

Brisson joined Hockey Night in Canada Radio on Sirius XM hosts Rob Pizzo and David Amber Wednesday to talk about what fuelled Luongo's trade to the Florida Panthers.

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