Found April 25, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Ian MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun, And his (Ryan Kesler) quiet series against the Kings did little to spruce up a playoff resume that shows just 10 goals in 53 games. Half of those came in a five-day span during Kesler’s spectacular second-round playoff series last year against the Nashville Predators. General manager Mike Gillis, exasperated by the Canucks’ reputation for diving and whining, may well consider Kesler’s playoff returns when he decides how best to change his team. Luongo and Kesler have been cornerstones so long, trading those two alone would transform the Canucks. “It’s really not my job to worry about stuff like that,” Kesler said of the possibility of change. “We have a good team; we finished on top of the league this year. Saying that, two weeks of bad hockey kills you. Everybody knows this group can win. “We were one win away [10 months ago] and we didn’t even get our foot in the door this year.” more

The Captain Obvious reasons the Canucks are leaning towards Cory Schneider

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...

Luongo will waive his no trade clause

The Canucks got great news on Tuesday, as Roberto Luongo revealed that he is willing to waive his no trade clause. Now don’t get me wrong, Roberto Luongo is an excellent goalie and I believe in him, but having the ability to trade him as well as Cory Schneider is huge for the Canucks. Luongo has handled the goalie controversy with a lot of class. He has often been criticized for...

“He’ll play! You know he’ll play!” Mic Check with Canucks voice Jim Robson

From Port Alberni To The Canucks Professional sports in the Northwest has a long illustrious history, and part of that history includes the story telling that the announcing crew brings to life. For fans that are unable to attend the game in person, these gentlemen (and ladies) make you feel as if you were sitting front row. “He’ll play, you know he’ll play, he’ll play on...

The 2012 Canucks Playoff Run – Where did it all go wrong?

After a second straight President’s Trophy, not many predicted the Canucks would be gone in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Even fewer would have predicted that they would be gone in only 5 games. So where did they go wrong? Lets investigate. To start off with, this upset is probably not as big of an upset as you might think. To start off, the Kings finished the year...

The Canucks post-season quandary – Is this what 1995 felt like?

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...

The Sedins go fishing

[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...

“The Flying V” tackles five key Canucks questions for the 2012 offseason

Just Get It Right! After a shocking and unexpected loss in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves packing up their lockers in April, unable to push through to a second round of summer hockey. As a pivotal off-season approaches, the Canucks and their fans can feel the winds of change blow through Vancouver, but who will be in a different...

NESN Photochop: Where Will Roberto Luongo Be Spending His Offseason?

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...

Trading Luongo: Easier Said Than Done?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how difficult will it be to trade Roberto Luongo for proper value? I'm not expecting the moon out of a trade, but now that the league knows he's on the block, I feel like it could become very difficult to move him for a fair return.

Roberto Luongo open to a trade. Will one happen?

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...

Short list coming from Roberto Luongo for trade destinations

PER 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 Via Twitter. Quote: Toronto is indeed...
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