Shortly after, TSN's Jamie Duthie confirmed the news, tweeting that the Flyers have "inquired" about Luongo's services.
Duthie also indicated that it "doesn't mean they are going to get him. Doesn't necessarily mean they'll make an offer," but if the Flyers did acquire Luongo, they could buy out Ilya Bryzgalov's contract in the summer.
Holmgren quickly shot down the reports when contacted by the Daily News.
"That made me chuckle," Holmgren said. "It's safe to say those rumors aren't true. They have no basis or merit."
While the Daily News went on to suggest the acquisition of Luongo "doesn't seem to make sense," even if they bought out Bryzgalov, as they'd be paying a premium for both netminders, even with Bryzgalov's smaller, bough out cap hit.
However, later in the evening, a league source told TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta that "the Flyers definitely showed interest."
Sports Illustrated's Adrian Dater also reported similar news via Twitter.
"Don't believe Flyers public denials on being interested in Luongo. They're VERY interested," he posted.
If the Flyers were to acquire Luongo, it's believed the Canucks would have to eat up some of his salary, to a maximum of 50 per cent, now that such an option is available as part of the new CBA, though that would drive up the price tag.