Luongo tells the emperor he's naked "My Contract Sucks"

Thomas Drance
April 03 2013 03:10PM

Three-hundred fifty-two days ago it was announced that Cory Schneider would get the start in game three of Vancouver's Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Los Angeles Kings. Schneider would dazzle, though the Canucks would lose anyway by a score of one to nothing. It appeared then that the end of the Roberto Luongo era in Vancouver was nigh, I mean, it just had to be.

Three-hundred and fifty-two days later and the Roberto Luongo era has fitfully, inexorably stretched on. It will continue until the summer at the earliest.

This has little to do with Roberto Luongo's performance and everything to do with the deal he signed a few years back. "My contract sucks" an emotional and forthright Luongo told the media on Wednesday afternoon, "I'd scrap it now if I could."

Read past the jump.

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False Alarm Luongo: Luongo Remains a Canucks Goaltender Past the Deadline

Thomas Drance
April 03 2013 01:24PM

To Quote the Strokes: is this it? (Spoiler alert: it wasn't it. But if you want to relive the conniption that everyone had in the 10 minutes before the trade deadline, click past the jump).

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Trade Deadline 2013: Scuttlebutt Round Up and Strombabble

Thomas Drance
April 03 2013 09:10AM


Trade deadline day is upon us, so it's pretty much Christmas morning for hockey fans. The Canucks may well have made their biggest splash yesterday with the acquisition of Derek Roy and their near miss on Ryane Clowe, but it seems likely that they'll still be "players" on deadline day in some fashion. 

Could we see a long-awaited Roberto Luongo trade finally consumated? Could the Canucks ship off Mason Raymond now that they've re-signed Higgins as their long-term "seventh forward"? How about a three-way deal? 

After the jump, we'll summarize the latest chatter and reporting that's out there in the ether.

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Derek Roy Trade Reax

Thomas Drance
April 02 2013 08:22PM

Derek Roy, then a Sabres forward, hauls down an unidentified Canuck (I believe Matt Pettinger) back in the day.

Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis went out on Trade Deadlines Eve and acquired Derek Roy from the Dallas Stars in exchange for prospect Kevin Connauton and Vancouver's second round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. 

You can read our take on the trade and the subsequent re-assignment of Jordan Schroeder, but let's round up what other writers and reporters are saying about the deal.

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The Clowe Down: Ryane Clowe Down to Either Canucks or Rangers

Thomas Drance
April 02 2013 04:12PM

That's the latest news on the Ryane Clowe derby per Bob McKenzie (a report that was quickly corroborated by Renaud Lavoie of RDS).

So the Canucks are in the running still, but the Rangers look to have pulled ahead in the bidding, which makes a lot of sense considering how the Canucks and Sharks play in the same conference and will be divisional rivals beginning next season.

Let's get into this further after the jump.

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