Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/8/13

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 03: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 3, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Vancouver Canucks were swept out of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, earning the unfortunate distinction of being the first team sent home from the 2013 postseason. The Sharks completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in OT on Tuesday night, earning the squad a spot in the second round. Vancouver's season ends almost exactly as it began with fans questioning the team's goaltending. Fans are also speculating that Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault has probably coached his last game for the Canucks. It feels oddly appropriate that the Canucks season ended with their goalie controversy still firmly intact. Recalling the lockout, everyone was predicting Roberto Luongo would be traded and the team would ride Cory Schneider. As the season unfolded, it was clear Luongo would at least be in the mix until the trade deadline. Surely the Canucks would pull the trigger on a move by the trade deadline, right? Not quite. They held on to Luongo and Schneider, refusing to make a commitment t...
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