Found January 07, 2012 on Boston Herald:
In case anyone had any doubt, coach Claude Julien confirmed the Tim Thomas will be in net this afternoon. But he wasn't about to second guess Vancouver's decision not to play Roberto Luongo, instead opting to play Boston boy Cory Schneider. "It’s ...

Shawn Thornton, Claude Julien Among Those Who Feel Bad for Milan Lucic Following His Game Misconduct

It didn't take long for things to heat up at TD Garden on Saturday, as the Bruins and Canucks engaged in a line brawl in the first period of their Stanley Cup rematch. The result was Milan Lucic receiving a game misconduct for what the referees thought was leaving the bench to join in the rumble. Video has since revealed that Lucic was on the ice legally when he joined in the...

Shielding Roberto Luongo From Pressure of Rematch With Bruins Could Hurt Vancouver in Long Run

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Bruins won't have Roberto Luongo to kick around this time. The Canucks netminder, in the second year of a 12-year, $64-million deal, will be getting the afternoon off when Vancouver visits the Garden on Saturday for this season's only rematch of last year's Stanley Cup Final. Instead, the Bruins will face backup Cory Schneider. Ostensibly, it&...

Boston Bruins Week Ahead

THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS... JULIEN, ASSISTANTS TO COACH ALL-STARS: Claude Julien and the Bruins coaching staff of Doug Houda, Doug Jarvis and Geoff Ward will head to Ottawa to coach one of the two NHL All-Star teams. “I ...

Brad Marchand Expected to Play Against Canucks, Which Is Surprisingly Welcome News to Daniel Sedin

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Brad Marchand missed practice on Friday as he continues to battle a flu bug that kept him out of Thursday's 9-0 win over Calgary, but Bruins coach Claude Julien expects his team's spark plug to be back in the lineup on Saturday. "He's feeling better," Julien said after the workout at Ristuccia Arena. "We just kept him away from the...

Cory Schneider to Start Over Roberto Luongo for Canucks Against Bruins in Stanley Cup Finals Rematch

Darn. Corey Schneider is expected between the pipes for the Canucks on Saturday, getting the nod over Roberto Luongo from coach Alain Vigneault. Schneider confirmed the fact after pracice on Friday, as reported by's Douglas Flynn. During the Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Canucks, Luongo was abysmal on the TD Garden ice, getting pulled twice. The goaltender...

Marchand's in trouble

Coach Claude Julien wasn't about to criticize the referees for their judgment in giving Brad Marchand a major penalty...

Game 42 (PART 1): “Canucks Conversations Josh & Kev Talk Lu & Schnu”

It's always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don't you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?

Brad Marchand probable for tomorrow

The Bruins opted to keep Brad Marchand out of today’s practice. But Claude Julien said Marchand is feeling better today and will most likely be available tomorrow against the Canucks. Marchand will skate on his own later today. If Marchand...

Game 42 (Part 2): This One’s Personal

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Cory Schneider. NOT Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won't see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.

Is Alain Vigneault sheltering Roberto Luongo? You bet, and it’s probably wise

On the surface, this shouldn't be a story. A coach giving his backup the start for a midseason game versus a team from the opposite conference? It happens all the time. But Alain Vigneault's just-announced decision to start Cory Schneider for Saturday's date with the Boston Bruins -- the first visit to Boston since the Stanley Cup Final -- is obviously a much bigger...

Canucks-Bruins Preview

A dramatic Stanley Cup finals reached its climax in Vancouver last season, with the visiting Bruins hoisting the trophy as a chaotic and scary scene played out in the city's streets. If Roberto Luongo and the Canucks had managed even one good performance in Boston, it may never have gotten to that point. As last year's finalists meet Saturday for the first time following...

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | January 5th

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have been especially strong over the past several games, Roberto Luongo could start Saturday in Boston. Forward Byron Bitz was waived by the Vancouver Canucks earlier this week in order for him to be sent down to the Chicago Wolves The radio shows have had lots to talk about this week.

Vancouver Canucks Summon Schneider for Bruins Rematch

              By: Samir Javer  Everyone knows the story of how it went down in Boston last June. Outscored 17-3 in the three games in Beantown, the Canucks saw their 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final suddenly vanish from their hands. The TD Garden became Roberto Luongo’s new “house of horrors” after the star goalie and his teammates erased all their bad memories...

Afternoon Line

“You could make a case to play one or the other and in this instance I decided on Cory.  You could make a case for Lui wanting to get back at it or Schneids getting a chance after five years to play in front of friends and family. But at the end of the day, the decision is mine and I’ll keep my final reasons to myself. “Lui just got off a shutout and is playing real well...
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