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Trade rumors have swirled around Roberto Luongo for the bulk of the 2011-12 season. These rumors culminated in the playoffs when the Canucks opted to use goaltender Cory Schneider over Luongo as soon as the team found themselves in an 0-2 hole. This move all but assured a fact most fans have known for quite some time - Cory Schneider is the goalie of the future for Vancouver.
As the Canucks bowed out of the first round at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings, the question was asked - would Luongo waive his no-trade clause if he was asked to?
TSN.ca reports that Luongo would be willing to waive his clause if he was asked to do so. He was quoted as saying that he wants to do whatever is best for the team and if it means he would be dealt to a new team, so be it. Luongo said he knows Schneider will be an elite netminder for years to come and that he is clogging the path between the young netminder and stardom.
At age 33, Luongo recently completed just the second year of his mammoth 12...
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WE found out today when the team made their players available on the Vancouver Canucks is that Roberto Luongo who of course just wants to play will waive his NTC.
He showed a lot of class, and if he's played his last game in a Canucks uniform so be it.
#Canucks Roberto Luongo good as gone. "He will waive his NTC if asked" Say Goodbye to...
Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks are out of the playoffs, so the offseason drama around the team is sure to commence. With Cory Schneider playing the final three games of the Canucks-Kings playoff series, Luongo's future is sure to be a contentious point of discussion in Vancouver while the team figures out what to do with their goaltending surplus. Luongo spoke with...
Vancouver Canucks 2012 off-season
Richard Hodges answers five key post-season questions…
This is Part 3 in the series of 4 offseason analysis articles that our Vancouver Canucks writing team will be adding to NWSB in the coming days.
It’s the postmortem part of the season for the Vancouver Canucks and it seems fitting because how did we get here?
How did 15 playoff wins become...
Not sure if this is unusual or not, but the Vancouver Canucks just sent out a notice of media availability tomorrow for both GM Mike Gillis and the players.
No mention of Alain Vigneault.
added 6:39pm, via Mark Spector tweet, If no Vigneault at Canucks avail tmw, he’s done. Coaches ALWAYS talk post season, unless they’ve been fired. We’re hoping not.
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...
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...
According to a report from TSN Wednesday night, sources indicate that Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo will be submitting a short list of teams to GM Mike Gillis to facilitate his departure from the Canucks and that the Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams on that list.
Luongo, who turned 33 years old on April 4th lost his job to understudy Corey Schnieder after losing the...
Yesterday was a great day for hockey in Boston. Not only did the Bruins fight off the Capitals in an overtime thriller to force a Game 7 back in the Hub, but the hated Vancouver Canucks also were bounced from the playoffs after losing in sudden death overtime to the L.A. Kings in Game 5 of their first round series.
Despite entering the playoffs as the top seed and Presidents...
Written by: Melissa HarderGame 5 – April 22Current Mood: Disappointed and sadCurrent Song: Nothing. This one I had to write in silence.I woke up at 9 am yesterday and realized that playoff hockey was already on. It is totally weird to watch hockey in your pyjamas (and yet I am happy to watch NFL football in my pjs. But playoff hockey so early in the morning? It seems just bizarre...
Written by: Sean McEachern (@sportsfanspeaks)Wednesday, June 9th, 1993, and Kirk Muller bangs home the winning goal at 3:51 of the 2nd period to see the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 Game 5 win and series victory over the upstart Gretzky-led Los Angeles Kings. It had been a ridiculous run for Les Habitants, getting Conn Smyth-goaltending out of Patrick Roy and winning 10 consecutive...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, “Nobody envisioned this.”
Despite which club you thought might win this series, or whether you reckoned these Vancouver Canucks were made of stern enough stuff in Year 2 of their Presidents’ Trophy reign, head coach Alain Vigneault’s words summed up well what happened to the Western Conference champions in Round 1 this spring.
Lose to the...
Winning the Presidents Trophy multiple times is nice. First round failures suck.
How do the Canucks rationalize going from competing in Game 7in the Stanley Cup Finals to screwing the pooch and losing to the Kings in five games in the first round of the playoffs?
The Vancouver Canucks were never in the series with The LA Kings. Ever.
Alain Vigneault's team was so defensive...
[SCENE: The Sedins sit on a bridge holding fishing poles]Daniel: It is a sad day, Henrik. No more hockey for us.Henrik: I am confused, Daniel. We are the best. We had 4 Swedes, and only 1 Finn. Daniel: Salo....Henrik: Efterbliven! [Daniel and Henrik sit in silence, holding their poles, which are, in truth, only sticks with rope tied to the end][Ryan Kesler lurks in the back ground...
This video pretty much sums up how we here at NESR we feel about the Vancouver Canucks! Winning the President’s cup doesn’t mean everything! PLAYOFFS 2012!!!!