October 19 2012 11:38AM
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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.
October 18 2012 04:37PM
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October 18 2012 12:13PM
The elements were not in our favour. But that didn't stop anyone from playing hard and having fun.
It was rainy, windy, and cold. It took me forever to get there, driving from one side of the Lower Mainland to the other. It had all the ingredients to be a long, miserable day. But my day spent volunteering for Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer was one of the most entertaining and fulfilling experiences I have ever had.
October 18 2012 11:02AM
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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.
October 18 2012 07:38AM
On Wednesday night, a team featuring members of the Vancouver Canucks, their family members, and a few players from around the NHL (with ties to Vancouver), took on the UBC Thunderbirds ice hockey team. This assortment of characters was given the name 'Bieksa's Buddies', after the man who had rounded them all up, Kevin Bieksa.
The idea for the game was originally constructed by Bieksa, with the idea that the proceeds from ticket sales would go to various charities. It was a great concept, and it was executed beautifully. I was fortunate enough to attend the game, but rather than just enjoying myself while taking it all in, I decided to take stringent notes. Thus is the life of a heartless, conniving blogger.
Click Past the Jump for Notes on the Game.