Found October 20, 2011 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Our man Kevin V. has his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat. He’s back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Canucks’ 4-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Rick Rypien night Tuesday was again blamed on Roberto Luongo, he's back on the horse Thursday night when the Canucks take on the Nashville Predators…

Roberto Luongo: By the Numbers

After a day of listening to irate callers on the Team 1040 today and receiving some nice feedback on my blog from yesterday’s article ‘Why Everyone Hates Luongo’, I think it would be interesting to take a closer look at Roberto Luongo, by the numbers. Everyone has their opinion on Luongo, and there are a whole lot of misconceptions. Some fans believe that Luongo stunk last...

303 PRIMER: 3 things to watch for when Preds play Canucks

1. GET TO LUONGO Stanley Cup finalist Roberto Luongo hasn’t exactly been on top of his game this season. In just four games, he’s allowed 15 goals. But his lack of confidence doesn’t just come from the current campaign. If you go back to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins, Luongo has allowed three or more goals in eight of his last nine outings. If you’re keeping...

Canucks GM Mike Gillis defends Roberto Luongo

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Luongo’s New Mask

“It’s a couple weeks late, just like my game.” —Roberto Luongo, on receiving his new mask (via which adds:  “Criticizing Luongo has apparently become so popular that the man himself is taking shots at the man himself.”) *photo is property of Ben Kuzma

Vancouver newspaper editorial wants Luongo for Lecavalier trade

As psychologically damaged as Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo might be after years of playoff disappointment and annual scape-goating, his detractors are substantially more insane. The booing at home in October. Whatever the hell "Occupy Luongo" meant during Thursday night's visit from the Nashville Predators. And, in the pages of The Province newspaper...

Canucks honor Rypien with video, donation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Canucks paid tribute to former teammate Rick Rypien on Tuesday night with a video honoring the Vancouver enforcer who committed suicide in the offseason after struggling with depression for a decade.

Slap Shot: Luongo's Gambling Goes Off Ice

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is finding himself as a favorite target of fans, but hopes they still like him enough to play poker.

Canucks to honor Rypien with video, donation

The Canucks are going to pay tribute to Rick Rypien with a video honoring the Vancouver enforcer who committed suicide in the offseason after struggling with depression for a decade.

Lesson in Edmonton not learned, Preds get blasted by Canucks…

The Nashville Predators needed to shoot the puck. Roberto Luongo needed to stop some pucks. Advantage: Luongo. The Vezina Trophy finalist made 25 saves on just 26 shots en route to the 5-1 Vancouver Canucks victory. The Preds had two full days off to sit and think about their miserable 12 shot performance against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday but still barely mustered twice that...

Early Struggles Haunt Established Goaltenders

At this young stage of the NHL season, no fewer than 12 goaltenders are allowing fewer than 2.00 goals per game. Many of the sport’s top netminders are enjoying brilliant starts.But here are six that have fans highly concerned:Roberto Luongo, Canucks: Nobody is shocked that he suffered a slow start – 1-2-1 with 3.70 GAA and .856 save percentage. He has been down this trail before...

Puck Headlines: Luongo hears the boos; Crosby craves contact

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • New, awesome masks today. On the left is Peter Budaj's new lid for the Montreal Canadiens, that has a "Big Trouble in Little China" motif (and, as is his tradition, Ned Flanders). On the right...

Wild-Canucks Preview

After coming up short in each of their first two home games, the Vancouver Canucks pulled off a convincing win at Rogers Arena. They've been piling up impressive home victories over the Minnesota Wild for the last few seasons. The Canucks take the ice Saturday looking to win an eighth straight home game over a Wild team trying to build on a thrilling comeback. Roberto Luongo...
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