Found April 10, 2012 on Tauntr:

VANCOUVER—The Canucks are scheduled to begin their opening round series with the LA Kings tomorrow, but they may be without goaltender Roberto Luongo, who has locked himself in the Canuck’s locker room and vowed not to leave until after the Stanley Cup Playoffs have concluded.

Luongo said he is refusing to take part in the playoffs because they are “stupid” and that fans and other players act like “total jerks” towards him when they come around, also adding that he doesn’t have to play if he does not want to.

While Luongo refused to admit that his well-chronicled struggles in the playoffs were the actual reason for his refusal to leave the locker room, he did say, “It’s not fair that I play well for most of the year and then have a few bad games at the end and all the stupid faces are mean to me.”

Should Luongo’s boycott persist, goaltending duties will fall to Cory Schneider, who ranked in the top five in goals against average and save percentage this season, which explains why no one from the Canucks organization has tried to persuade Luongo to abandon his protest.


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