Found October 21, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
Trending Topics is a column that looks at the week in hockey according to Twitter. If you're only going to comment to say how stupid Twitter is, why not just go have a good cry for the slow, sad death of your dear internet instead? A thing they say about football is that the most popular guys on any team is the backup quarterback. That's true in hockey too, except you have to substitute "goalie" for "quarterback." And right now that's especially true in the city of Vancouver. Poor Roberto Luongo hasn't started off the season particularly well by any measure (the .856 save percentage ahead of Thursday's win over Nashville is particularly irksome), but Vancouver Canucks fans seem as though they would have been all too willing to run him out of town with torches and pitchforks regardless of how he followed up his President's Trophy and Clarence Campbell Bowl-winning 2010-11 campaign. Luongo has been hearing the boo birds for his poor perfor...

Roberto Luongo: By the Numbers

After a day of listening to irate callers on the Team 1040 today and receiving some nice feedback on my blog from yesterday’s article ‘Why Everyone Hates Luongo’, I think it would be interesting to take a closer look at Roberto Luongo, by the numbers. Everyone has their opinion on Luongo, and there are a whole lot of misconceptions. Some fans believe that Luongo stunk last...

303 PRIMER: 3 things to watch for when Preds play Canucks

1. GET TO LUONGO Stanley Cup finalist Roberto Luongo hasn’t exactly been on top of his game this season. In just four games, he’s allowed 15 goals. But his lack of confidence doesn’t just come from the current campaign. If you go back to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins, Luongo has allowed three or more goals in eight of his last nine outings. If you’re keeping...

Canucks GM Mike Gillis defends Roberto Luongo

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Canucks Luongo catching heat for endorsing online poker site

Vancouver sports beat blogger Carolyn Smith reports on the B.C. Lottery Corporation news this week that they have partnered with Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo to promote their legal online poker games. Giving anyone with an account on the website a chance to play against the Vancouver goalie.

Luongo’s New Mask

“It’s a couple weeks late, just like my game.” —Roberto Luongo, on receiving his new mask (via which adds:  “Criticizing Luongo has apparently become so popular that the man himself is taking shots at the man himself.”) *photo is property of Ben Kuzma

PHT: Apparently everyone hates Roberto Luongo

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Vancouver newspaper editorial wants Luongo for Lecavalier trade

As psychologically damaged as Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo might be after years of playoff disappointment and annual scape-goating, his detractors are substantially more insane. The booing at home in October. Whatever the hell "Occupy Luongo" meant during Thursday night's visit from the Nashville Predators. And, in the pages of The Province newspaper...

Slap Shot: Luongo's Gambling Goes Off Ice

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo is finding himself as a favorite target of fans, but hopes they still like him enough to play poker.

Lesson in Edmonton not learned, Preds get blasted by Canucks…

The Nashville Predators needed to shoot the puck. Roberto Luongo needed to stop some pucks. Advantage: Luongo. The Vezina Trophy finalist made 25 saves on just 26 shots en route to the 5-1 Vancouver Canucks victory. The Preds had two full days off to sit and think about their miserable 12 shot performance against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday but still barely mustered twice that...

Wild vs. Canucks Betting & Handicapping Preview – Oct. 22

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday matchup. The Canucks are -210 favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. This is an afternoon game in Vancouver which is rare at 4:30 PT ET. Cory Schneider has enjoyed plenty of success against Minnesota in his career, owning a 3-1-0 record...

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | October 19

Our man Kevin V. has his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat. He’s back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Canucks’ 4-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Rick Rypien night Tuesday was again blamed on Roberto Luongo, he's back on the horse Thursday night when the Canucks take on the Nashville Predators…

Puck Headlines: Luongo hears the boos; Crosby craves contact

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • New, awesome masks today. On the left is Peter Budaj's new lid for the Montreal Canadiens, that has a "Big Trouble in Little China" motif (and, as is his tradition, Ned Flanders). On the right...

Wild-Canucks Preview

After coming up short in each of their first two home games, the Vancouver Canucks pulled off a convincing win at Rogers Arena. They've been piling up impressive home victories over the Minnesota Wild for the last few seasons. The Canucks take the ice Saturday looking to win an eighth straight home game over a Wild team trying to build on a thrilling comeback. Roberto Luongo...
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