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It took a while, but Cory Schneider has finally taken charge in goal for the Vancouver Canucks. Veteran Roberto Luongo has become the most lavishly paid back-up in NHL history.So the Canucks need to finally move him for whatever the team can fetch. If the wealthy Maple Leafs franchise is willing to take the remainder of that 12-year contract off the Vancouver books, GM Mike Gillis should jump at that deal.If Vancouver only gets a second-round pick or a middling prospect in return, so be it. The time has come to end this melodrama and free up significant budget space for future Canucks purchases.While chatting with the Vancouver Province about his predicament, Luongo compared himself to Jarome Iginla. When the Flames decided it was time to move Iginla, team management gave him the heads up and involved him in the trade negotiations.“I don’t think I will be blindsided,” Luongo said. “It has been a long time coming. It’s something you expect one way or the other. Kind of like Iggy. The...
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As the NHL’s April 3 trade deadline approaches, a myriad of rumors will continue to fly around the league until its passing.
One of those, the Roberto Luongo-to-Toronto rumor, has picked up some steam recently after lying dormant for some time.
Luongo has played just once (in relief) since March 18 and has only started 14 games for the Canucks this season. Luongo’s lackluster...
Via Twitter this AM we've learned Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis has announced that Van City have recalled Niklas Jensen and Billy Sweatt.
Zack Kassian and Andrew Gordon have been re-assigned to the Chicago Wolves
Who knows for sure whether or not Roberto Luongo finally ends up in Toronto, but it appears the rumors won’t go away until he’s shipped to the Maple Leafs or lands elsewhere.
The Toronto Star reports that the Maple Leafs and Canucks recently resumed trade discussions about the veteran goaltender. Trade talks reportedly been ongoing for quite some time, and while they may have...
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
If a draft pick and a low-rent prospect is all the Canucks are going to be offered for Roberto Luongo, they are not likely trading him, meaning, of course, he will play again in a Canucks uniform. Or rot on the bench.
Just days from the deadline, the Canucks seem to still believe they can get a player to help them immediately...
With days left before the trade deadline, it’s clear to most that if the Canucks have designs on bringing the first Stanley Cup in team history home to Vancouver, they will need to do something. They have a need for a centre, which I outlined three days ago. That’s their primary need, but that’s not the only need. I believe the Canucks should be looking at a defenceman as well...
The Canucks close off March with a meeting against their Northwest rival Edmonton Oilers. It's been a while since these two teams hooked up this year, they last saw each other in early February when the Canucks won 3-2.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers Game 35 notes, prediction & tweets!
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton...
Nice first period Vancouver?!?! They got blitzed tonight 4-0 in the first period. The scoring held up. Edmonton 4-0 over the Canucks tonight.
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The Vancouver Canucks have been getting outstanding goaltending from Cory Schneider during their winning streak. If the top line of Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows can pick up the pace, there's no telling how much further they can extend their run.
Vancouver goes for a seventh consecutive victory Saturday night when they visit an Edmonton Oilers team trying to go unbeaten...
The Vancouver Canucks take on the Edmonton Oilers tonight
at 7PM PT. The Nucks vie for their seventh consecutive victory. Edmonton has won two in a row and sits just three points removed from eighth-place.
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During their latest loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Colorado Avalanche offered its fans a glimpse into the future, a glimpse of their talent.
Even though the score was 4-1, the Avs played well enough to be in the game, even to win. Eventually, the experience of the Sedin twins took over and gave the Canucks a win but it was a game that the Avs showed their talent.
from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,
What is already widely established is that GM Dave Nonis has adding a veteran netminder on his might-do list this week, as the organization has already been kicking tires on veterans like Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff and Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo.
What makes that decision more divisive than it was back in training camp is that...
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
As has been the case for 11 months, ever since it became clear the Vancouver Canucks intended to hand the No. 1 goaltending job to Cory Schneider, it’s clear all roads for Luongo’s exodus out of British Columbia logically lead to Toronto.
Which is probably why talks between the Canucks and Maple Leafs quietly resumed this week...