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from Dan Murphy of Sportsnet,
Roberto Luongo changed agents and this has to be seen as a shot across the bow of the Vancouver Canucks.
Why else would a guy with nine years left on a contract fire his agent?
This tells me Luongo is not coming to camp quietly (and probably doesn’t want to come at all).
This tells me Gilles Lupien told Luongo that he couldn’t help find him a trade out of Vancouver so Luongo told him he was fired.
This tells me Luongo has now entrusted CAA Sports (JP Barry and Pat Brisson) to find him the trade Lupien couldn’t.
As long as Luongo’s contract was a standard players deal (no reason why it wouldn’t have been) then Lupien will continue to receive a cheque thanks to the 12-year “sucky” contract he helped negotiate with GM Mike Gillis.
So what’s in it for CAA?
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Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has dumped his longtime agent and is now being represented by the heavyweight duo of J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson of CAA Sports.
Barry confirmed Wednesday that the change was made earlier this week. Luongo was previously represented by Gilles Lupien who negotiated the 12-year $64-million deal that Luongo signed with the Canucks in 2009.
But to What Exact End?
Mike Gillis was up to his busy body old self on Wednesday, signing Jordan Schroeder, Yann Sauve and most importantly for the present, and future of this club, Dale Weise.
If this signing, much like every other one Gillis has made to this point in the offseason has you thinking #boldmoves, you should feel just a little more than validated in said feelings. ...
Next season on…The Canucks….
Good ole storylines. Narrative drama that fuels the core of what makes sports great. The great unknowns.
The Vancouver Canucks will have their fair share of those this year.
There’s John Tortorella, stoic and peaceful in late June. Where will his temperament take him? There’s Roberto Luongo, who won a goaltending duel by sitting on the sidelines...
Wait….Who the hell are who?
Don’t worry Danny and Hank, these Canucks rooks aren’t gunning for your top line spots yet. Same for you Kes and Burr, so let’s all just calm down for a minute.
Okay, so who are these newbies that Canucks management has anointed the latest crop of prospects in the system and why exactly did they do so?
Let’s take a look…
Bo Horvat (C/W, 9th...
Get Your Popcorn Ready!
Mark your calendars, the Vancouver Canucks will open their 2013-14 regular season on Thursday, October 3rd against the San Jose Sharks. Opening night is just one of many notable dates on the 2013-14 season schedule for the Canucks, who will also host Ottawa Senators in this year’s Herritage Classsic.
The NHL’s new alignment also comes with a number of...
For better or worse, the Vancouver Canucks and Roberto Luongo appear to be stuck with each other. (Darryl Dick/AP)
Roberto Luongo has suffered through a great deal of drama in his time with the Vancouver Canucks. With the rise of young star goaltender Cory Schneider, Luongo had to defend his starting job and his 12 year, $64 million contract for years. As soon as it seemed that Luongo...
The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday night what had been hinted at last spring: they will retire Pavel Bure’s No. 10 jersey and hang it next season from the rafters at Rogers Arena.
Bure joins former captains Stan Smyl Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund in the elite group that have had their jersey numbers retired. No actual date was given for the ceremony.
The groundwork for...
More than nine months after former Canuck and current Twitter superstar Gino Odjick spilled the beans, the Canucks made it official yesterday that the most exciting player in franchise history will have his jersey retired sometime in the 2013-14 season. Unlike most in Canucks nation, this isn’t news that fills me with “yes!”, “finally!” or “what took so long?!”. For...
The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed Jordan Schroeder, Dale Weise and Yann Sauve. Schroeder received a one-year, one-way deal for $600,000. A talented young gun, he was drafted 22nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks during the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Schroeder then spent several years playing with the Canucks minor league affiliates in the American Hockey League before joining...
Bygones are now bygones as Pavel Bure and the Vancouver Canucks have officially made up from their somewhat messy divorce.
The Canucks will retire his No. 10 jersey this upcoming season and put his number into the rafters among the other franchise greats. They made the announcement on Tuesday evening at their Summer Series -- sounds like a WWE pay-per-view event -- with Bure on...
Pavel Bure will become only the fourth player in franchise history to have his number raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena when his #10 is retired in the upcoming season.
Bure was a member of the Canucks from 1991-92 to 1997-98, scoring 254 goals and 478 points in 428 games. He still holds the franchise record for most points scored by a rookie with 60 in 1991...
John Tortorella had an aisle seat on his latest flight to Vancouver. The Canucks coach strained to catch views of the city because he needed to know if those amazing post-card images were accurate. Kind of like the roster he has inherited. Not bad on paper but on the ice?
With a push to promote youth in a salary-cap challenged environment and a pledge to push a veteran core the...
The Vancouver Canucks are holding a "Summer Summit," and new coach John Tortorella named his assistant coaches at the event:
Torts announces that #Canucks have hired Mike Sullivan and Glen Gulutzan as Assistant Coaches.
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) July 24, 2013
from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News,
The Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday announced, finally, that they're retiring Pavel Bure's No. 10 jersey. That got us thinking—which players, if any, should be next to be so honored by their teams?
We'll go by the new divisions, starting today with the Atlantic, or Flortheast, or whatever.
Detroit Red Wings: Sergei...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
I know they invited five goalies to Canada’s summer Olympic orientation camp–Roberto Luongo, Corey Crawford, Mike Smith, Carey Price and Braden Holtby–but let’s get serious here. It’s a very fluid situation in net as to who plays in Sochi; it’s the one area where we aren’t up to snuff with the Swedes and the Finns and...