Cory Schneider Talks Playing in Europe, and Getting Frustrated with "Gary" on Toucher and Rich

Thomas Drance
October 25 2012 11:33AM

Photo Credit: Danny Moloshok, REUTERS

Cory Schneider has made eloquence a habit, and when he appears on Toucher and Rich - a Boston area Drive-Time Sports Radio Program - the results have historically been particularly entertaining. He was on their show again on Thursday morning, and unsurprisinngly he made some cogent points about the collective bargaining negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA, the prospect of playing in Europe and getting fat during the lockout. 

Read past the jump for more.

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Headshots: October 22nd

Thomas Drance
October 22 2012 03:41PM

Zack Kassian impressed in Abbotsford this past weekend.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video, birthed a clever .gif into existence, or have a hockey related cause you'd like to see promoted in this space - please e-mail Thom at

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Strombabble: Could the NHL's Proposed Back-Diving Deals Provision Actually Benefit the Canucks in a Luongo Trade?

Thomas Drance
October 22 2012 12:51PM

I like to imagine that Luongo is looking at me scornfully, and thinking...
"Really man, you're going to write another speculative post about my trade status?"

Last week, while writing about the NHL's proposed penalty on teams who signed star players to cap-circumventing "back-diving contracts", I wrote that the so called "Kovy Klause" would "hardly impact the arithmetic of a potential Luongo trade" for the Canucks.

Maybe I didn't go far enough in that analysis because in the return of Elliotte Friedman's Thirty Thoughts column on Monday, the Hockey Night in Canada reporter took this logic one step further. Is it possible that, in fact, Mike Gillis and the Canucks could benefit from the insertion of the punitive clause in the next NHL collective bargaining agreement (CBA)?

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Strombabble: Do the Recent Luongo Rumours Tell us Anything about Vancouver's Asking Price?

Thomas Drance
October 19 2012 11:38AM

Photo Credit: (Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

There should be bigger fish to fry at this point in the NHL lockout, but for whatever shameless reason "Luongo to Toronto" rumours are the hot topic of today. Before we get started, let's remember that Mike Gillis can't chat with Roberto Luongo - who has the right to approve any trade he's involved in - during the lockout. As such this is a purely hypothetical exercise, as are the rumours being bandied about.

For a variety of reasons, Toronto has always made the most sense as a "Luongo destination," and I'm very dubious of the notion that these latest "reports" tell us anything new. But let's track down some scuttlebutt and engage in some skeptical analysis anyway. Read on past the jump.

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Strombabble: The Kovy Klause, and is a Luongo Trade with Toronto all but Done?

Thomas Drance
October 18 2012 11:02AM

Photo Credit: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

NHL teams can't trade players during the NHL lockout. But Roberto Luongo trade speculation lives on kind of like cockroaches crawling out from under a rock immediately following a nuclear blast.

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