Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 01/09/08 at 05:40 PM ET
Update 9:15am PT, January 10th: Henrik Sedin makes the All Star team. Nifty.
With travel demands and his wife expecting a baby, the Vancouver Canucks have allowed netminder Roberto Luongo to skip the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 26 and miss the team’s first game back after the break.
Luongo’s wife Gina is expecting their first child later in the spring and the couple plans to spend their time off at their offseason home in Fort Lauderdale.
There was a hint of this yesterday when Matthew Sekeres at the Globe & Mail made of point of noting that Luongo had avoided comment on being named to the starting lineup.
The bigger surprise is probably that he’s taking a night off after the break. (Curtis Sanford must be jubilant.)
P.S. While on the subject of Canucks and the ASG, there’s also this item published today in The Province, where Jason Botchford wonders why the Sedins haven’t gotten more consideration for that game.
I don’t disagree with him, but the article seems a bit whiney.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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