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from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun, The B.C. Lottery Corp. is paying Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo’s $10,000 entry fee into next week’s World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas….
As part of that contract, the lottery corporation confirmed Thursday that Luongo represents its Playnow.com poker and casino games website at a number of gaming events, including the World Series of Poker main event….
The final table is normally played in early November — with the final table players commonly referred to as the November Nine — but to avoid a conflict with the U.S. presidential election this year’s final table is scheduled for Oct. 28. The final two players will go head to head on Oct. 30.
No word on what Luongo would do if he happened to make it to that final table as it will be played during the NHL regular season.
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It’s going to be another gorgeous day in the lower mainland, so before I heard off for the day I thought I put something together while I had my morning coffee.
So here were are, another day goes by and we patiently wait for a Roberto Luongo trade.
I know it’s early in the summer and that there’s a long way to go before there’s any real cause for concern,...
We've known for along time that Roberto Luongo loves his poker.
Now we've found out today via The Vancouver Sun that his 2012 World Series Of Poker Tourney fee which is played in Las Vegas will be picked up by the B.C. Lottery Corp.
Nice job. He's essentially getting a free ride into a $10,000 poker tournament. Not bad for a millionaire NHL hockey player who could buy...
It's time to move on...
And there it is. Confirmation. Robert Luongo's time is done in Vancouver.
(Not that we didn't already know it)
Here's the interview.
99.3 - The Fox Rocks - The Jeff O'Neil Show
Star goalie Roberto Luongo said Friday night in a radio interview that he expects to leave the Vancouver Canucks, and could even end up with the rival Chicago Blackhawks.
Luongo was originally scheduled to be on Vancouver's 99.3 the Fox to talk about the World Series of Poker. However, the discussion shifted to hockey and where he might play next season following the Canucks...
Roberto Luongo has admitted that his days with the Vancouver Canucks appear to be coming to a timely end, and he also stated on the record that he would certainly consider playing for the Chicago Blackhawks as soon as he is traded.
“I would never say never, you never know, but I think we all know what’s going on,” Luongo said about leaving Vancouver. “We’ve...
Roberto Luongo has left Vancouver. OK, it's only for a brief trip to Las Vegas, where he will be participating in the World Series of Poker this week. But if there were any doubts that the trade rumors swirling around the Canucks netminder were going to come to fruition, Luongo did a pretty good job erasing them on Friday. Luongo spoke for the first time since the end of the...
Where will Roberto Luongo play in 2012-13? Is his time with Vancouver finally coming to an end? Will the reign of Cory Schneider in net finally begin? Will the day come where Luongo finally admits to his secret life as the movie star Sacha Baron Cohen? All of these questions have been swirling around Vancouver since the Canucks were ousted from the playoffs by the Los Angeles Kings...
In his first one-on-one interview after the season, Roberto Luongo told Jeff O'Neil of Vancouver's CFOX Morning Show on Friday that "it's time to move on" when asked about his playing days with the Canucks."At the end of the day I think it's time to move on and I'm OK with that. I had a great six years in Vancouver, I think it's a wonderful...
If there was such thing as a panic button in Vancouver it would be tromped on daily. People would be jumping, both knees touching their chin and landing both feet on to it alerting everyone that the Canucks are a mess and that it is in fact time to panic. This time last year the Canucks were a little over two weeks removed from losing the Stanley Cup. This year playoff hockey ended...
Playing GMMG For A Day
While Vancouver Canucks fans patiently wait out a trade for goalie Roberto Luongo, I thought it would be fun to play the I’m Mike Gillis game again.
This time instead of eating as many lobster stuffed tacos as I can and drinking enough red wine to fill a bath tub, I’m going to focus on a trade. The focus of that trade is Bobby Ryan.
I’ll be honest, I’m...