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NHL: Vancouver Canucks G Roberto Luongo Breaks Silence
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NHL: Vancouver Canucks G Roberto Luongo Breaks Silence

Aug 25 2013, 11:04pm CDT | by

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo broke a seven-week silence regarding the Cory Schneider trade and his future in Vancouver.

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo has finally broken his silence.  Luongo, who was mum on several issues -- most notably the Cory Schneider trade to the New Jersey Devils and his own...

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NHL: Vancouver Canucks G Roberto Luongo Breaks Silence

Aug 25 2013, 11:04pm CDT | by

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo broke a seven-week silence regarding the Cory Schneider trade and his future in Vancouver.

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo has finally broken his silence. 

Luongo, who was mum on several issues -- most notably the Cory Schneider trade to the New Jersey Devils and his own future in Vancouver -- spoke out on Friday in a pre-taped interview with TSN anchor James Duthie.

He reportedly got word of the Schneider deal moments before it was finalized from Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini. Aquilini invited Luongo over to his house where the latter said he "kind of blacked out" when he found out, per Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun.  

"So he sits on my couch and asks me to turn the TV off. So I was like okay, I was watching the draft, so I turned it off and we started talking and all of a sudden he tells me that Schneids has been traded. As he is telling me this my phone starts blowing up at the same time. It was perfect timing. I was kind of floored to be honest with you. Out of all the situations that I had envisioned that could possibly happen to me, that wasn't one of them." 

Regarding his stay in Vancouver, Luongo said he will report for Canucks training camp next month, according to USA Today Sports. 

"I have a contract. I plan to honor it. There's a lot that's at stake for me. First and foremost, I want to re-establish myself as one of the top goalies in the league." 

Luongo lost his starting spot at goaltender to Schneider in last season's playoffs when the Canucks got swept by the San Jose Sharks in the opening round. His contract made the possibility of him getting traded difficult. 

With Schneider gone, Luongo is back to being the Canucks' No. 1 goaltender although he previously said he "had moved on personally." 

He also confirms that he never got in the way of any proposed trade last season, moreover the proposed one that would have sent him to Toronto. 

"What happened was...one or two days before last year's draft, Mike (Gillis) just told me there was two or three teams that are interested...and all I said to Mike was,'Mike, if you can, if you could try to do something with either Florida or Tampa, I would appreciate that. 

"And if it doesn't work out, then we'll...move on. I think that was the gist of it. I never turned down a trade...there was never a trade on the table that I turned down." 

The bottom line is Luongo is happy to be starting again when he spoke at the 2014 Sochi Olympics orientation camp for aspirants of Canada's national men's hockey team

"I'm happy to be playing and being a starter, that's what matters for now, and that's what I'm focused on. At the end of the day, that's all you really need, right?"

 
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Twitter’s 50 must-follows for NHL fans

Oct 20 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It is as if Twitter was made for hockey debate and hockey jokes, breaking trades and goofy gifs. Players, reporters, analysts, bloggers, fans, nerds (and, don’t kid yourself, there is crossover between all of these groups) thrive on the hockey head’s timeline. We decided to help you round out your follows for the NHL’s 2014-15 season, a mix of newsbreakers, keen observers, jokers and guys who know what they’re talking a ...
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Twitter’s 50 must-follows for NHL fans

Oct 20 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It is as if Twitter was made for hockey debate and hockey jokes, breaking trades and goofy gifs. Players, reporters, analysts, bloggers, fans, nerds (and, don’t kid yourself, there is crossover between all of these groups) thrive on the hockey head’s timeline. We decided to help you round out your follows for the NHL’s 2014-15 season, a mix of newsbreakers, keen observers, jokers and guys who know what they’re talking about because — guess what, basement dweller? — they’ve actually played t ...
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1 day ago

Twitter’s 50 must-follows for NHL fans

Oct 20 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It is as if Twitter was made for hockey debate and hockey jokes, breaking trades and goofy gifs. Players, reporters, analysts, bloggers, fans, nerds (and, don’t kid yourself, there is crossover between all of these groups) thrive on the hockey head’s timeline. We decided to help you round out your follows for the NHL’s 2014-15 season, a mix of newsbreakers, keen observers, jokers and guys who know what they’re talking about because — guess what, basement dweller? — they’ve actually ...
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1 day ago

Twitter’s 50 must-follows for NHL fans

Oct 20 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It is as if Twitter was made for hockey debate and hockey jokes, breaking trades and goofy gifs. Players, reporters, analysts, bloggers, fans, nerds (and, don’t kid yourself, there is crossover between all of these groups) thrive on the hockey head’s timeline. We decided to help you round out your follows for the NHL’s 2014-15 season, a mix of newsbreakers, keen observers, jokers and guys who know what they’re talking about because — guess what, basement dweller? — the ...
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1 day ago

Twitter’s 50 must-follows for NHL fans

Oct 20 2014 8:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It is as if Twitter was made for hockey debate and hockey jokes, breaking trades and goofy gifs. Players, reporters, analysts, bloggers, fans, nerds (and, don’t kid yourself, there is crossover between all of these groups) thrive on the hockey head’s timeline. We decided to help you round out your follows for the NHL’s 2014-15 season, a mix of newsbreakers, keen observers, jokers and guys who know what they’re talking about because — guess what, basement dweller? — they’ve actually played ...
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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: October 27, 2014

Oct 10 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: The Hockey News

In the Oct. 27 edition of The Hockey News, Roberto Luongo takes over as special guest editor. ...
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How to watch Canucks vs. Flames online, preview, game time and TV schedule

Oct 8 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: SBNation

With a new head coach, the Canucks begin their quest to get back into the postseason tonight in Calgary. Something tells us this meeting between the Canucks and Flames will be a bit tamer than what transpired just last season. Vancouver and Calgary begin their schedules tonight as the Pacific Division rivals wrap up the NHL's opening slate of games, and these are two teams that have played amid strange circumstances in recent history. Some of the destructive elemen ...
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Unlikely Predicitions: Eastern Conference

Oct 3 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Where’s the fun—or the glory—in making reasoned, realistic predictions for the 2014-15 NHL season? You’re right, and nobody cares because a lot of other people were right, too. You’re wrong, and it’s like you couldn’t even correctly predict a simple outcome. Those kind of predictions are for the weak. We believe in going hard or going home. So these are real predictions—not probabilities—things that might not happen, but are just likely enough that if you offered us the right odds, ...
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7 weeks ago

Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: August

Aug 31 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The slowest hockey news month of the year provided little in the way of information but plenty of fun distraction on social media. 10. Ben Scrivens, goaltender, professor, honourary Bluth: My life is Arrested Development. https://t.co/vAeUkoyim7 — Ben Scrivens (@ben_scrivens) August 9, 2014 9. Roberto Luongo on the NHL-to-Vegas expansion rumours: Gonna be unreal when Las Vegas goes undefeated at home every ...
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7 weeks ago

Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: August

Aug 31 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The slowest hockey news month of the year provided little in the way of information but plenty of fun distraction on social media. 10. Ben Scrivens, goaltender, professor, honourary Bluth: My life is Arrested Development. https://t.co/vAeUkoyim7 — Ben Scrivens (@ben_scrivens) August 9, 2014 9. Roberto Luongo on the NHL-to-Vegas expansion rumours: Gonna be unreal when Las Vegas goes undefeated at home every year…….. #nhl #expansion — ...
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