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.
April 03 2013 01:24PM
TC Carling told goalie coach Melanson to get Luongo. #canucks— Hosea Cheung (@hosea24hours) April 3, 2013
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).
April 03 2013 10:32AM
The Canucks re-assigned rugged winger Zack Kassian to the AHL a few days ago. Officially, it was a standard re-assignment but it was widely seen as an unofficial "conditioning stint" since Kassian has missed some time over the past few weeks with a nagging lower back injury.
However, it now appears that there may have been disiplinary reasons that factored into Kassian's demotion. Read on past the jump.
April 03 2013 09:48AM
According to Global TV's Squire Barnes, Pavel Bure will be coming to Vancouver this week to help out with some charity work for the team. Is this the first step in the jersey retirement process?
Among Canuck fans, Bure's jersey retirement has been building momentum over the last few years. However, there are still some in the media (and within the organizaton, and at this blog) that don't feel his #10 should hang from the rafters.
More on the latest news after the jump.
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.