April 26 2012 01:43PM
Daniel Sedin and Jonathan Quick after the Canucks first round ouster
at the hands of the LA Kings.
(Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. The Canucks are out. The Coyotes have advanced. Let’s be real, there is nothing exciting about this.
April 26 2012 08:21AM
There is no shortage of relevant Canucks topics to discuss right now. Planning for the summer and beyond seems a tad premature, as does writing a eulogy for Roberto Luongo as a Canuck. Will Mason Raymond be back? Much to the chagrin of many, I’ll say yes. What happens to Keith Ballard? Do the Canucks address the lack of a playmaker on the second line? Who do they build the third line around? The answers to these questions will come in due time.
April 26 2012 08:19AM
We knew that Roberto Luongo’s comments yesterday about being willing to waive his no-trade clause were of interest, and were bound to help feed speculation this summer. What we didn’t know was that he’d actually requested a trade.
To be fair, we don’t have official confirmation on that last point from the player or the organization. But at this point, it sounds all but confirmed.
April 25 2012 11:08AM
Yes, we can.
April 25 2012 10:23AM
Luongo's comments on Tuesday morning to the Vancouver press concerning his willingness to waive his no-trade clause if he's asked to do so by Mike Gillis over the summer, generated buzz and speculation across the hockey world. Let's round up some of the talking points after the jump.