Canucks general manager Mike Gillis told the Vancouver Sun on Tuesday that trade talks surrounding Roberto Luongo are picking up steam.
Gillis says that he has had numerous inquiries about his all-star goaltender, but they've only been offered packages that don't fit the plan of what they need going forward.
During a one-on-one interview with columnist Cam Cole Gillis said, "We have a potential deal in place with one team that has to do something with another player that they have — and it's not who anybody thinks it is — and so we have to wait.
Cory Schneider started the Canucks opener on Saturday but was pulled in favour in Luongo during a 7-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Luongo got the start the next night and played the whole game in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
It's believed the Canucks will come back with Schneider in Wednesday night's game against Calgary.