Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Fold or Flop? Entering into the 2013 off-season Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis possessed two world-class goaltenders in Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo with the former firmly cemented in the starter`s position. Today the Canucks employ only one NHL-calibre starting goaltender, and the organization isn`t even certain that he will be ready to return to the Canucks next season. Could Roberto Luongo return to the Canucks’ crease once again? The Roberto Luongo saga has become a painful journey of twists and turns, and yet the last curve in the road could be the one to see Luongo leave on his own terms, jerked around for the last time by Canucks management. And what a way it would be for the Canucks to close their crease controversy, with no starting goaltender, and with little-to-no return for an unhappy Roberto Luongo. When asked about the Roberto Luongo situation last week general manager Mike Gillis could muster only the one sentence regarding his new “starting” goaltender.
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