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 given to explore other options for his client after that.
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 Tuesday.
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