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Roberto Luongo's future is a mystery. He appears destined to leave the Vancouver Canucks, a story we talked about here. Where will Luongo play in 2012-13? What twists and turns will life deal Luongo next?
Interestingly enough, Luongo may have a potential career doing something completely unrelated to hockey. The World Series of Poker's biggest event, the Main Event, is currently taking place in Las Vegas. Luongo, an avid poker fan, decided to enter the 2012 Main Event, battling against a field of 6,598 players. At stake is a grand prize of $8.5 million. After three days of tournament play Luongo finds himself still in the thick of the action.
The tournament entered its third day with Roberto Luongo, and his brother Fabio, still in the hunt. While we let you sit back and chuckle at the fact Luongo has a brother named Fabio, consider how impressive this run is. Few people make it to the third day of a tournament that has a field this large. Add in that Luongo is opposing pla...
BEST OF MAXIM
This is the fourth installment of Roberto Luongo Trade Rumour Bonanza! The first three editions looked at the possibility of Luongo going to Toronto, Edmonton and Florida. Today, we look at the chances of Luongo going to the arch rival Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago is a potential destination for Luongo first and foremost because they could use a goalie. Corey Crawford...
Vancouver’s UFA’s in 2013 – Part 1
It’s going to be a long summer. So over the course of it I’ll be taking a look at some of Vancouver’s players who have contracts set to expire in the summer of 2013. We’ll examine the pros and cons of each player, determine their career potential and where that potential fits in with the Canucks.
Name: Alexander Edler
Compare / Contrast
Last week the Vancouver Canucks top prospect Nicklas Jensen was discussing the possibility of foregoing his last year of major junior eligibility with the Oshawa Generals in order to play a season in the Swedish Elite League should he not make the Canucks roster for the 2012/13 season.
It is an ambitious and intriguing notion from a thought provoking player.
Vancouver’s UFA’s in 2013 – Part 2
Hey everyone, hope you enjoyed part 1 of our look ahead series on Alex Edler. Today in part two we take a look down the middle of the ice. It’s not the Canucks deepest position, and depending on how this season goes, it could get a little thinner around July 1st, 2013.
Name: Manny Malhotra
Contract Expires: July 1st, 2013
Current Cap Hit...
Vancouver’s UFA’s in 2013 – Part 3
In Part 1 I looked at Alex Edler.
In Part 2 I looked at Manny Malhotra.
This may be a no brainer, but today I take a look at Alex Burrows and his pending UFA status. What’s in store for him and the Canucks in 2013?
Name: Alex Burrows
Contract Expires: July 1st, 2013
Current Cap Hit: $2,000,000
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News broke yesterday that Mason Raymond was re-signed for 2.275 million. Ordinarily, a signing like this would fall by the wayside, with not much being mentioned about it. But yesterday was July 9th, and there was absolutely nothing going on in the world of...
He was once considered Buffalo's top D prospect. Who among us will ever forget Grags' coming out party durinng the first round series vs. Philly in 2011. 7 points in 7 games ain't bad, rookie.
Gragnani started slowly for the Sabres in 2011-12, and was eventually dealt to Vancouver on trade deadline day.
Today, he's a Carolina Hurricane.
Marc Andre Gragnani...
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Vice President of Hockey Operations for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Gragnani $800,000 on the NHL level or $105,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level.
“Marc-Andre was in the NHL all...
In what seems like an odd move, the Hurricanes decided to bring another defenseman on board for next year by signing Marc-Andre Gragnani to a one-year, two-way deal. The contract will pay Gragnani $800,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the AHL, which is a slight raise over the $550,000 he made last season. He spent all of last season in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver...