Did you know that among active Canucks players, the Sedin’s have played the most games and have been here the longest?
Then it is Salo and Kesler who has 553 games since 2003 under his belt. Then Burrows if you can believe it.
Then Bieksa, and Edler who has 42 goals in his career so far. Then Mason Raymond and Jannik Hansen from 2007. Rome, Malhotra, Hamhuis. Ballard, Lapierre, Higgins, and i will slip in Hodgson and Weise round out the majority of the regulars.
Remember Jan Hlavac? He had 10 goals in 55 games with us. he went on to have 90 goals in 436 NHL games. He sits in between Weise and Booth for games played as a Canuck.
But I haven’t mentioned someone important. yet.
He has 382 regular season games as a Canuck. That puts him only behind Mclean for the franchise lead at 516. That also puts him in 7th on the active roster, just after Bieksa and just before Edler.
He also ranks 21st ALL TIME on the NHL’s list of goalies games played. Brodeur is #1 with 1,185 games. Roberto, or the guy who doesn’t like to be called Rob *ask him*, has played 722. He’s a season’s worth of games ahead of Tomas Vokoun.
He’s already passed Mike Richter, Ron Hextall, the ageless Marty Turco, and the aged John Garrett. Sorry John. The 20 goalies ahead of him have 35 Stanley Cups between them.
Luongo wants to win a Cup. it’s no question. but he also wants to play golf after a tough January game in a t-shirt. So lets get behind him and give him some confidence to win and than get back to his normal life facing 45-50 shots a night for a team that has a beach party on new years, and we can start living ours as a city that finally won a cup.
Those Lou chants have been sad lately. Yell it out.
And unless the Blackhawks lose most of their remaining games, it could be a second round matchup with the Hawks. Playoffs are almost here.
LOU LOU LOU LOU LOU