Found October 03, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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At the beginning of last season in this space The Province ran a cover story previewing the year ahead about Cory Schneider. The line was: “It’s his time.” Boy were we wrong. The short-lived Schneider era is now long gone and it’s back to the future with Roberto Luongo on a team that has not been reset as promised in the spring. It’s been rehashed. The Canucks this season will be trying to wring the last drops of juice out of a core which was sensational in 2010-11 but dry stale and overmatched in the postseasons since. Instead of roster change the Canucks did what they’ve done for years. They re-signed as many of their veterans as possible and filled up any holes by picking through the NHL’s recycling bin. They do love that core. So the promised freshness so obviously needed after the Sharks swept them will need to come from the coaching change. Because it’s not coming from the players. And if John Tortorella is going to extract any improvement from the group he will need ...
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