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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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Best Halloween costume: Hamilton or Subban?

Oct 27 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Boston Bruins visited Boston Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Halloween tradition. This year the kids got a special treat. A group of Bruins players including Kevan Miller, Matt Fraser, Matt Bartkowski, Seth Griffith, Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton came dressed as the cast from Disney’s Frozen. Hamilton’s Elsa costume was the show stopper. Boston Bruins on Twitter: “Kristoff, Anna, Sven, Hans, Olaf & Elsa ready to visit the ...
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Best Halloween costume: Hamilton or Subban?

Oct 27 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The Boston Bruins visited Boston Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Halloween tradition. This year the kids got a special treat. A group of Bruins players including Kevan Miller, Matt Fraser, Matt Bartkowski, Seth Griffith, Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton came dressed as the cast from Disney’s Frozen. Hamilton’s Elsa costume was the show stopper. Boston Bruins on Twitter: “Kristoff, Anna, Sven, Hans, Olaf & Elsa ready to ...
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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 dwel ...
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5 weeks 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 ...
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5 weeks 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, ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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5 weeks 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? — th ...
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