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Pro Sports Daily:
How did the Vancouver Canucks go from being Stanley Cup finalists one year to first-round flops the next? Many would like to believe the Canucks' early playoff exit was all about bad goaltending. Roberto Luongo, public enemy No. 1, was benched after the Canucks lost the first two games. Cory Schneider took his place, performed exceptionally well most of the time, and will take over as the No. 1 netminder once Luongo is traded this summer. But the truth is: Coach Alain Vigneault pulled Luongo only in an effort to get some much needed momentum. Had it not been for Luongo's strong play, the Canucks would have been blown out in Game 1. You can expect to hear considerable discussion about Vancouver's goaltending situation in the next several weeks as Luongo's possible destinations, ranging from Tampa Bay to Toronto, and potential trade returns are discussed ad nauseum. There will also be considerable talk about Schneider's impending new contract. He is due for a...
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Luongo, Roberto (Sweet Lu)
Born: April 26th, 2012
The Obituary reads… 1979-2012, Peacefully, in the Canucks dressing room, surrounded by the love and support of pretty much noone.
(Except maybe my colleague Josh…here)
The Roberto Luongo era is over in Vancouver, or at least the writing is on the wall in the Canucks locker room.
The team’s season-closing interviews shed some...
Canucks goaltender Robert Luongo sounds resigned from moving on from scenic Vancouver this summer.“I don't want to be one of those guys who is going to stand in the way of anything,” Luongo told reporters. “I always want to put the team ahead of me first and I don't want to be one of those selfish guys.”He has 10 years left on his epic 12-year, $64-million contract...
On a scale of 1 to 10, how difficult will it be to trade Roberto Luongo for proper value? I'm not expecting the moon out of a trade, but now that the league knows he's on the block, I feel like it could become very difficult to move him for a fair return.
Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Top 5, an irregular series rounding the ranks of the best, or the worst, in the NHL. Today, we take a look at the Top 5 destinations for Roberto Luongo to request a trade. With Cory Schneider’s stellar performance despite the Vancouver Canucks loss to the Los Angeles Kings, it’s been announced that Luongo is wiling to part ways with...
PER TSN.ca on Wednesday sources say goaltender Roberto Luongo will submit a short list of teams to the Canucks next week that could pave the way for a trade out of Vancouver and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be one of the teams on that list.
Now we're hearing via Dan Murphy the Canucks beat guy from Sportsnet.ca...
Toronto is indeed...
One of the most significant stories of the first round of the playoffs is the early departure of the Vancouver Canucks and the resulting question mark surrounding Roberto Luongo’s future with the Canucks. With young super prospect Cory Schneider out playing Luongo for arguably the second straight playoff it puts Luongo’s future with the Canucks [...]
Those two topics are the highlights of Coach’s Corner tonight.
Everyone has a theory about what’s going to happen with Roberto Luongo this summer, and the Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson is no exception, but he chose to lead off his Hockey World column with a suggestion that the San Jose Sharks can indeed “shake up” their roster despite their contractual obligations to their core players by perhaps finally trading Patrick Marleau: