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by George Malik on 08/24/13 at 01:04 AM ET
As Paul noted, TSN's James Duthie engaged in a three-part interview with Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, and TSN posted Parts 1 and 2 on Friday. NHL.com posted a transcript of the pair of interviews, too--with Part 3 to premiere at 7 PM EDT on Saturday night--so you can read the conversation and draw your own conclusions:
D: Let's go back to draft day, June 30, Gary Bettman steps to the podium ... How did you find out about the trade?
RL: Francesco Aquilini, the owner of the team, called me in the morning and asked, he was in Florida and asked if he could come visit me, so I was like, 'Yeah, no problem,' y'know. I thought he just wanted to talk to me about, y'know, my future and stuff like that, so ... he showed up about three or four picks into the draft, so he sits on my couch and he asks me to turn the TV off, so I was like, 'OK,' because I was watching the draft. So I turned it off and we started talking and, y'know, all of a sudden he tells me that Schneids (Cory Schneider) has been traded. So as he's telling me this, y'know, my phone starts blowing up at the same time; it was like perfect timing. So I was kind of floored, to be honest with you. I mean out of all the situations that I envisioned that could possibly be happening to me, that wasn't one of them.
JD: So what did you say to him?
RL: Uh, I don't remember, I was, it was just kind of blacked out after that, I don't remember ...
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