Roberto Luongo could help Caps, others

There was hardly even time for fun speculation, Washington Capitals GM George McPhee made sure of that. On Sunday afternoon, both Vancouver GM Mike Gillis and Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman were in Washington, D.C., among those scouting the matinee game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Capitals. When asked what brought the two executives so far east, especially in a season in which the Canucks won’t have to face either team until the Stanley Cup finals, Gilman smiled. Just watching some hockey.

The NBC cameras caught Gillis in attendance during the network’s national broadcast, which immediately sent Roberto Luongo-to-the-Capitals rumors swirling. It rekindled the frenzy that immediately followed Gillis’ sharing with the great Cam Cole that there was a mystery team in the mix for Luongo.

So naturally, someone had to ask if the Penguins or Capitals were the mystery team. Gillis paused a moment to consider the question.