Roberto Luongo returned to Rogers Arena for the first time on Thursday since he was traded to the Florida Panthers last year
People much smarter about hockey than me will analyze what your departure means to the game and the Vancouver Canucks. I'm sure somewhere, at some point, some law school will run a clinic for general managers and agents on how not to handle contract negotiations. But you, Bobby Lu, you showed us all how to be stronger in our lives and on the job.
There are other striking similarities between the two netminders... Luongo volunteered a lot of time with Canuck Place; here's
His favourite player is Mike Modano. He won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Hockey Championship. Also
In classic Roberto Luongo form, the now-former Vancouver Canucks goalie announced his trade back to the Florida Panthers
He's baaaaaaaack! Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella is officially back in the rink after a 15 day suspension, and
Roberto Luongo will backstop Canada at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi after winning a gold medal in Vancouver in 2010, general
In a top NHL hockey market, there is nothing a Vancouver Canucks player or coach does on or off the ice that goes unnoticed by the city's sports media. During the recent off-season, Vancouver headlines focused on the new "man in charge", coach John Tortorella, a man known for his impatient and often volatile relationship with sports media. From screaming and swearing at reporters to his aggressive approach in post game media scrums, Tortorella has earned a reputation with those in the press box. So how has the NHL coach handled the tenacious Vancouver sports media so far?
There will be no quick getaway for Roberto Luongo -- and not simply because the Canucks decided not to trade their goalie
Hopefully Roberto Luongo will have better luck finding a new owner for his condo than finding one for his NHL contract. Listed