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Posted StevenStamkos on 08 August 2012 - 10:39 AM
Posted CanucksLuongoFTW on 18 July 2012 - 04:52 AM
anything decent for Lu... The best we could possibly hope for is albatross for albatross (Luongo for Nash). Other than that, we're getting hosed...
And, not just for one or two reasons, we're getting hosed for just soooooo many:
1. Lu's been a prima donna since day one (remember all the hoops he used to make management jump through - well, I shouldn't say 'used to', he's still doing it to this day?).
2. Lu's treated management as bad as management treated Bure. Well, OK, maybe not quite that bad, but not good either. And, who has to make a massive gamble to acquire Lu?... Right, another team's management... They're like elephants, they don't forget.
3. If you were a coach or GM, would you want a player who asked out of a decade-long contract after three games on the bench??? Ever???
4. Lu is reportedly steering the trade towards one or two teams (who have nothing we want).
5. Lu never moved his family here. Despite signing a contract in the 2000's - that ran through the 2010's - and into the 2020's... Would you want a player who cared that much about your city?...
6. Would you want a player (signed for another decade) whose production declined dramatically and almost immediately after he signed that contract?...
7. That contract.
8. Oh, and that contract was clearly designed so Lu could cheat the rules (and not play the last few years, yet still get paid the big bucks). Would you want a player who is OK with cheating?...
9. Luongo made his trade request public - thereby ensuring we don't get fair value. Again, would you want a player who did that to his last team on your team???
10. And, it's worth repeating... This isn't a long, drawn out thing or something that's been brewing forever. Lu is pissed that A BETTER PLAYER got to start THREE GAMES ahead of him. Three. Freaking. Games. And, he can't stand playing on this team anymore... Would you want a player like that on your team???
If you pick this player up - you are on the hook for like fifty million dollars - AND - you have to give up one or more decent players in exchange...
Oh yeah, and is this player famous for being a choker?...
1) Example? Luongo has always talked about how he wants to do what's best for the team, and he respected AV's decision to put in Schneider for 3 games.
2) Ur #2 point was already addressed in #1 so I'm assuming u just put it in there to make ur list look bigger.
3) He didn't ask out because of 3 games on the bench. In fact, it's uncertain whether he actually wants to leave or not. He simply said he'd waive his NTC. And the reason he said this is because he wants to do what's best for the team and he realizes that Schneider might be a better fit in Vancouver than he himself.
4) He's not reportedly steering anything. It's Gillis who's been talking with these teams because those teams are reportedly looking for a goalie. The only thing he's steering is that he wouldn't mind returning to Florida because his family lives there.
5) Think about what happens when u move ur family because of your job. When I was a kid my dad moved us from Vancouver to San Jose and i absolutely HATED it. I pretty much had my life set and then i had to get used to a whole new environment. Luongo has kids too. I'm pretty sure he must've talked to his family about everything before deciding that he wouldn't make them move to Vancouver.
6) Explain how his production has dropped "dramatically" in any way. In Luongo's career regular season stats he has only gone 1 year with a save % of under .913. That season was his rookie season with the Islanders. If you think about it, that's consistency at its finest. Don't bother bringing up playoffs. He was fairly inexperienced when he came from the Panthers to the Canucks. Yes he did amazing in his first postseason but there's a such thing called "beginner's luck". Something Steve Mason and Andrew Raycroft proved to have and Schneider could too. The risk with young goaltenders is pretty high. in '09 and '10 the Blackhawks exposed his inexperience with their huge offensive powers. In 2011 Luongo literally carried the team to the finals. Sure he may have almost allowed the Blackhawks to come back, but in Game 7 he was the reason we won the series and kept us alive in OT. In the Boston series, we only scored 8 goals in 7 games. Even if Luongo played at his best in every single game, we were likely to have lost. 2 of our wins that series came from shutouts. Again, all Lu right there. Last year he allowed 7 goals in 2 games. In Game 1 he was the only player that showed up. Game 2 is debatable. But we only score 2 goals both those games. The only game we won was the game we scored 3 goals. So by that logic Schneider didn't do much better to help win.
7) That contract is actually pretty good compared to Parise, Suter, DiPietro, Bryzgalov, Nash, Crosby, Rinne, and many more for the level he is capable of playing at.
8) Not play the last few years and still get the big bucks? Uhh in case u didn't realize, Luongo played 54+ games in all his years with the Canucks. If by "not play" you mean underperform, I already addressed that in #6.
9) Again, it wasn't a trade request. It was a "I'll do it if u ask me to" thing. The only way his trade value lowered is because of the signing of Schneider implying Luongo MUST be traded. That was Gillis's fault.
10) You repeated the same point twice again. You seem desperate to make ur list longer and it's hard for me to take you seriously. But I'm not tired of repeating myself cuz I'm a great guy like that. He was not pissed off because he didn't get to play 3 games. By that logic, he'd be pissed off cuz he didn't get to play 82 games every season. Ur just speculating that the reason he wants to leave is cuz of 3 games
I also don't see why you're trying to make this a Luongo thread when it's clearly titled "[Report] No Shane Doan Decision For a Few More Weeks- Leaning Towards Coyotes".
Posted playboi19 on 13 July 2012 - 07:39 PM
Fans of the Vancouver Canucks are a diverse lot. There are those that love Roberto Luongo with a passion that borders on the flat out creepy, just as there are as many or more who would like nothing else than to see him hung by his feet from the middle of the Lion’s Gate Bridge until seagulls pecked him to bleached, white bones. Things are just about the same with virtually every player on the roster except for Henrik and Daniel Sedin, and maybe Dan Hamhuis and Alex Burrows.
For sheer hatred, though, no other player seems to generate the volume of vitriol that 21 year-old Zack Kassian does. His greatest sin?
Well, not being Cody Hodgson seems to be his biggest problem, but the most vocal Vancouver fans seem to have written him off as a worthless bum not fit to wear the blue, green and white. This not only unfair, but cruel as well.
Acquired with Marc-Andre Gragnani from Buffalo in exchange for offensively gifted centre Hodgson and spare defenceman Alexander Sulzer, Kassian arrived in Vancouver at the trade deadline and immediately fans expected him to fill the net and pound opposition tough guys into a bloody pulp. Not surprisingly, he played sparingly, scored rarely and seemed reluctant to engage in the kind of hooliganism the mouthbreathing fans expected. The message boards and sports talk radio callers jumped on him as well as on GM Mike Gillis, who was to blame for such a lopsided, brutal trade. Kassian, however, deserves a fair shake.
To begin with, it is rare for any player coming to a new team at the deadline to have an immediate impact. Quite apart from being dropped into an entirely new system, with new coaches, teammates and expectations it takes time for anybody to adjust, much less a 21 year-old kid. Most of Kassian’s meanest critics, for example, are still several birthdays away from 21, or so it appears. Imagine being told tomorrow that you were being transferred half a continent away and were to report for duty the next day, and, by the way, were expected to outperform most or all of the other employees.
Imagine, too, that you had to find a place to live, arrange your financial affairs, figure out where to buy groceries and other daily necessities. How are you going to get your car to where you’ve been sent? How do you go about moving your furnishings, or terminate your lease or rental agreement or, worse, sell your house? How do you leave your network of friends behind and go to where you know nobody? Some of Kassian’s critics may have experienced this, but we suspect the vast majority are still sitting in the basements of their parent’s homes, glued to their computer screens until dawn, looking for new ways to express their bountiful knowledge of managing an NHL team.
The so-called fans who criticize Kassian so relentlessly write things like why can’t he be as good or better than the Sedins, or Ryan Kesler, or Burrows? Why can’t he be at least as productive as Jannik Hansen, Alex Edler or even their other favourite whipping boy, Mason Raymond? A little history is in order here.
Burrows didn’t crack the 20-goal mark until his fourth full season. It took Hansen four years to even hit the 10-goal mark. Kesler, only a season removed as Selke Trophy recipient for best defensive forward on the league, took four years before he topped 50 points in a season. Raymond took three years to hit 20 goals, but hasn’t since, so is now widely considered useless, which is also unfair but the topic of some future blog. Edler also took four years to reach 40 points, and all of the above mentioned players spent time in the AHL before becoming regulars in the NHL.
Last, but very definitely not least, are the Sedins, both Art Ross winners as the league’s top scorers. Daniel scored 20 as a rookie, but it took him four more seasons to get back to the 20-goal level. Henrik, widely considered to be in the top two or three playmakers in the game, took four seasons to even reach the 40 point mark. The point of all of this apparently trivial statistical information is that to expect Kassian to be an instant 20-goal, or 40-point player isn’t realistic, given the history of the team and its current best players. It might be two or even three seasons before he earns enough ice time to even be in the conversation about team scoring stars.
It is a given that Kassian, along with every young Canuck, was given homework to perform over the summer. He will have been given instructions for training and conditioning and clear expectations for his role on the team this coming season. If he is an apt student and a dedicated athlete, he will be a better, more focused and more productive player. But he won’t be a star yet, and, sadly, it might be a couple of years before he is forgiven the sin of not being Cody Hodgon. But, he is worth the wait, and as long as so-called fans appreciate him for what he is rather than hate him for what he isn’t, things should turn out fine.
Posted BenDrinkin on 03 May 2012 - 10:51 AM
Why people want to run the most prolific winners in our teams history, out of town, is beyond me.
Some of you make me sick, and embarrassed to be Canucks fans.
Posted canIcrytoo on 27 April 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted luongo.is.god on 21 April 2012 - 01:22 PM
(audio clips of the interview are below the article and at this link)
“Ryan Kesler calmly spit out the words and, a few minutes later, tried to grab them back. Well, sort of.
“I hate them,” said the American winger of Team Canada, the two teams meeting Sunday night in their final preliminary-round game of the Olympic hockey tournament.” (Full link HERE)
At the time, some fans got upset at Ryan, wondering how he could hate a country he made his living in. Most people, however, assumed it was just gamesmanship. When you’re playing in one of the biggest games of your life, you don’t want to look across the ice and see your friends, you want to look across and see the enemy. When you’re flying into the corners at high speeds, you don’t want to be thinking “Oh shoot, that guy is my car pool ride” you want to be thinking “I wonder how much he likes the taste of my elbow.”
But what if Ryan Kesler was saying this during the playoffs when his allegiance to his country was not on the line? What it Ryan Kesler was found out saying that he still hates Canada? What if Ryan Kesler gave an interview to Mike Dunsmore of FOX Sports Radio after game four stating that American fans are better than Canadian fans?
I present to you, the evidence:
“I’m an American, and I like playing in the States. The fans in Canada are great but this is where the real hockey fans are in my opinion. I love the States and this will always be home for me.”
”I can’t say enough about playing in the States. We’ll go back to Canada, I’m sure the crowd won’t be as good there, but hopefully we’ll get back to L.A. where the real crowd is. Growing up in Michigan, I love playing in the States.”
This, well, this is an outrage. How could Ryan Kesler turn on his fans like this? How could a man that is revered in Vancouver simply turn his back on us? I for one…..
Wait, what? Hold on a minute….
This is where it gets fun. Some of you may have noticed when listening to that audio, that that wasn’t Ryan Kesler. Some of you may have noticed when listening to that audio that it was in fact, Kevin Bieksa talking. Some of you may have simply read the title of this article and realized where this was going. Go ahead, listen to the audio again.
Kevin Bieksa, noted Canucks trickster, duped Mike Dunsmore of FOX Sports radio into thinking he was Ryan Kesler. And the best part? Kevin wasn’t even trying to. Apparently Mike walked up to Bieksa, thinking he was Kesler, and Bieksa being Bieksa, just rolled with it, deadpanning his way through the entire interview.
This is perhaps one of the best things I have ever heard. I naturally assumed Daniel Sedin pretending to be Henrik Sedin would be the best trick interview we’d ever see from this Vancouver team, but Bieksa has one upped the Sedins on this one.
The Province’s own Jason Botchford tracked down Bieksa to ask him about the prank and find out why he did it. (Seriously, these are real quotes.)
“That guys an idiot. It’s his own fault if he can’t tell the difference between an all star center and a plug defenceman” explained Kevin Bieksa. “He shouldn’t even be allowed in the room.” Bieksa didn’t stop there, as he continued to rip on Dunsmore “He doesn’t know who Ryan Kesler is. Ryan Kesler won a silver medal for them. I did a full 10 maybe 15 minute interview with him, I was telling how I grew up in Livonia”
I think it’s safe to say the Mike Dunsmore will be studying the player profile pictures of the Vancouver Canucks from now on. I think my favorite part of this story is how excited Mike must have been, thinking he had this major scoop of a star player turning on his fan base. Only to find out that he doesn’t even know which players he is talking to. At this point we are probably lucky Dunsmore even knew it was a Vancouver Canuck he was talking to. I actually kind of hope Cory Schneider works on his Sedin impersonation so we can really confuse poor FOX Sports the next time they do interviews. Imagine the shock on their faces when they think we have three Sedins!
As for Ryan Kesler’s reaction, well apparently he wasn’t too happy answering questions about that story. Not that it is shocking to see Ryan being surly, but you’d have to think he wasn’t too impressed with FOX Sports not even knowing what he looked like.
Mike Dunsmore (https://twitter.com/...CanadianMike101) tweeted this when he first released the clip:
And then just now:
He just changed his youtube video title from "Interview With Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks" to "Kevin Bieksa Doing His Best Ryan Kesler Impression" LOL. Damage control time
Posted Slim Guru 604 on 17 April 2012 - 06:59 PM
Posted Charlie.the.Unicorn on 09 April 2012 - 11:03 PM
Posted -Vintage Canuck- on 08 April 2012 - 04:05 PM
2011-12 Regular Season Record:
40-27-15 : 95 Points
(8th Place in the Western Conference)
51-22-9 : 111 Points
(1st Place in the Western Conference)
Projected goalies for this game are:
#32 Jonathan Quick
#1 Roberto Luongo
Los Angeles Player Stats
Vancouver Player Stats
Projected starting lineup for this game:
Brown - Kopitar - Williams
Carter - Richards - King
Penner - Stoll - Lewis
Clifford - Fraser - Nolan
Scuderi - Doughty
Mitchell - Voynov
Martinez - Greene
D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Booth
Higgins - Pahlsson - Hansen
Malhotra - Lapierre - Kassian
Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Salo
Tanev - Rome
The Last Playoff Meeting:
This game can be seen live at 7:30 pm Pacific on;
Listen to the game live at 7:30 pm Pacific on;
Posted NightHawkSniper on 04 April 2012 - 11:42 AM
Posted Gollumpus on 19 March 2012 - 08:34 PM
Correction. There are a lot of things which haven't been tried.
1.) There could be a new GM.
2.) There could be new ownership.
3.) The team could be moved to a different city.
4.) The Canucks could trade certain members of their fairweather fanbase to another city. What, you have a NMC clause? Who cares? Lots of folks on these forums keep trading guys with NTC's. Why should you be any different?
Posted Toni Zamboni on 27 February 2012 - 08:12 PM
I have no idea how this deal will pan out for us and only time will tell but i do know Buffalo fans should be really happy today because you landed one heck of good kid in Coho.
Saturdays game against the Sabres should be really interesting.
Posted Stefan on 16 February 2012 - 01:19 AM
But yeah, he's one hell of a regular season guy! They should give out trophies for that!
I prefer to look at him as a 2 time gold medalist, Stanley cup finalist, World cup champion, iihf gold medalist, World junior Allstar, NHL Allstar.
But hell, you seem smart.
Posted M A K A V E L I 96 on 18 January 2012 - 09:43 PM
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