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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 play and the emergence of Cory Schneider has thrust the 33-year old into a backup role.
The Maple Leafs have been looking to add a veteran goaltender throughout this season. Luongo and Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff have reportedly been on Toronto’s wish list.
However, consummating a deal might prove to be difficult for Toronto. The Maple Leafs are very unlikely to give up some of their younger prospects given the way that Nazem Kadri has performed. Additionally, taking on a large contract such as Luongo’s could make management hesitant especially when James Reimer and Ben Scrivens have not played all that ...
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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...
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
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 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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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...