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Roberto Luongo may finally get his wish.
The veteran goalie has wanted out of Vancouver since Corey Schneider usurped him as the primary starter late last season, and he didn’t change after both goalies looked shaky in an opening-round sweep at the hands of the Sharks.
“I feel like I am in a stage of my life where I want to play,” Luongo said during his exit interview on Thursday. “Whether that’s here or somewhere else remains to be seen. But what has happened over the course of the last two years suggests that maybe it’s not my place to be the starter here anymore. That being said, things change so, who knows.”
Canucks general manager Mike Gillis gave further credence to the idea that Luongo will be hitting the road, calling the prospect of him returning next season “unlikely.”
“We’re going to do a thorough review of everything in the organization,” Gillis said. “Five years ago we reset. It’s time to do it again. … We have to get younger.
“Clearly, the landscape has cha
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Roberto Luongo may finally get his wish.
The veteran goalie has wanted out of Vancouver since Cory Schneider usurped him as the primary starter late last season, and he didn't change his mind after both goalies looked shaky in an opening-round sweep at the hands of the Sharks.
"I feel like I am in a stage of my life where I want to play," Luongo said during his exit...
Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alex Edler will play for Sweden at the world hockey championships.
J.P. Barry, the Sedins' agent, confirmed Wednesday the twins will play for their homeland at the tournament. They will leave Vancouver for Stockholm on Friday after attending a media availability to discuss the disappointing end of the Canucks...
It was one of the most disappointing first round series in Canucks history and not just for obvious reasons. The Canucks didn’t lose to the Sharks because of a bad bounce (of which there were a few) or bad penalties (of which there were lots). No, they lost because they weren’t good enough. This was not an aberration, it was a revelation. The Canucks aren’t as good as many...
Major changes loom after the Vancouver Canucks, who came within a victory of winning the Stanley Cup two years ago, bowed out early for the second consecutive spring.
Management is trying to figure out what went wrong in the playoffs for a team that viewed itself as a strong contender, but never approached its target. Instead, the Canucks were swept by San Jose in the opening round...
The Vancouver Canucks were swept out of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, earning the unfortunate distinction of being the first team sent home from the 2013 postseason. The Sharks completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in OT on Tuesday night, earning the squad a spot in the second round.
Vancouver's season ends almost exactly as it began with fans questioning the team'...
The San Jose Sharks mercifully ended the season for the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, completing the series sweep courtesy of a 4-3 overtime victory in front of the hometown fans at HP Pavilion. And while the game was not without controversy — a controversial boarding penalty called on Daniel Sedin (his brother Henrik called the penalty “bulls**t”) led to Patrick Marleau’s...
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
When Mike Gillis said all those good things about Alain Vigneault at his Thursday press conference, there is absolutely no question he meant every one of them, and when the coach is fired, it won’t mean there’s been any change to those feelings — it just means it’s time for a change.
In fact, it’s long, long overdue...
Team Canada announced today that they have added Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis to their blue line core for the remainder of the tournament. The Canucks were swept in the first round of NHL playoffs by the San Jose Sharks earlier this week, prompting Sweden to bring on The Sedin Twins and Alex Edler, as well [...]
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Okay, First things first. The Vancouver Canucks have called a press conference for Noon today.
Early rumblings are that not much is going to be coming out of this. It's very likely Mike Gillis will take to the podium, tippy toe around the issues, thank fans, apologize that this wasn'...
Since the NHL playoffs are always a special time of the year I am going to try and keep our followers updated with out of town hockey news as well as the Bruins.If you haven't been watching the other playoff series, you are missing some great hockey. In the East, The Montreal Canadiens fall 3-1 in their series with Ottawa after blowing a 2-0 lead late in third to eventually...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Agree whole-heartedly with the under-current around the Vancouver Canucks’ shocking playoff ouster to the San Jose Sharks in four games: trade goalie Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo in net, and try to rebuild on the fly. You’ll get stocking stuffers for Luongo with the $40.6 million left on his contract; you’ll get a couple...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
James Reimer, two; Roberto Luongo, zero. Playoff wins, that is -- isn't that what Leafs' fans thought they'd get out of a Bobby Lou trade? Any chance they eat crow?
Where are you, Rick Nash? Brad Richards? And how much cash is tied up in you two stiffs?
It's tough to dominate 19:59.58 of a period...