Found April 29, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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: know the fans still voted him their favourite player in an online poll and I know general manager Doug Wilson has long been a Marleau loyalist, but the Sharks, who have several holes and a window of winning that looks like it has closed with this current cast, have to get younger. Whether that’s younger as in making a trade for Rick Nash, a guy who turns 28 in June, or they go much younger than that in another deal, they have to move an older piece and they aren’t moving Jumbo Joe Thornton. If they do decide to deal Marleau, they’re late to this party. They should have arrived at this conclusion two or three years a...

Patrick Marleau: the canary who won’t sing?

Doug Wilson says you need to keep your head, take emotion out of the equation when deciding what changes to make in the offseason.  As a fan, I have no responsibility to do that. Additionally, I lack information, as a lot of people do.  What we see from outside the organization, even what is shared with the media, is so limited as to only be a glimpse of the whole picture. That...

San Jose Sharks: GM Doug Wilson Should Not Be Fired

  Due to the San Jose Sharks' rather inconsistent and disappointing 2011-2012 season which resulted in a first-round playoff exit, there have been rumors surrounding the job security of GM Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McClellan.  Now, I don't know about Todd McClellan. The Sharks fired Ron Wilson (and hired McClellan) in 2008 after failing to win the Stanley Cup...

Why Luongo, without your no-trade clause, you’re beautiful!

Roberto Luongo is in the market, and some have already decided that he’s going to the Maple Leafs. Or maybe he’s going to the Oilers, or maybe the Lightning. I could keep going, but there’s the rest of the league to list, and that would take awhile. For a number of fans, writers, and analysts who are looking in from the outside of the Stanley Cup playoffs, this is the best...

Roberto Luongo is ready to pack his stuff

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...

Goaltending gets attention, but Canucks' bigger concern is offense

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...
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