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By Bill Kellett Getty Images No one in the city of Vancouver thought they would ever see Roberto Luongo in net again for the Vancouver Canucks. Yet, there he was between the pipes in the first game of the season. He took over in relief of the newly anointed No. 1 Cory Schneider after possibly his worst game in professional hockey. One game later, there he was again drawing the starting assignment against Edmonton in the second game of the season. None of this was how anyone, including Luongo himself, expected it to play out. Luongo was supposed to be long gone to Toronto or Florida or Siberia or wherever the master destination was, but he certainly wasn’t supposed to be back here where he has spent the last six and a half seasons being “the guy” between the pipes for the Canucks. Cory Schneider has shown flashes of a star in the making and the Canucks have decided to make him the heir apparent to the best goaltender this organization has ever seen (with all due respect to Garth Snow...
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