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Jovanovski Wants To Stay In Vancouver

from the Vancouver Province,
"I've been in Vancouver since 1999 and it's a great city to play in and raise your family. We hope it all works out and financially it's going to be a big day. "But having said that, the financial part is not everything. It's not something that's going to weigh my decision. I've talked to my wife and, believe me, our priority right now is to stay in Vancouver." That said, evidence is mounting he won't remain here. His agent Pat Morris and Canucks GM Dave Nonis have not had serious contract discussions. Whatever Jovanovski would have pocketed here this season -- he earned $3.99 million US last season -- will go to help sign goalie Roberto Luongo, who's close to agreeing to a four-year deal worth $6.75-$7 million annually. "I understand he [Nonis] has got a lot on his plate and transforming this into his own team," said Jovanovski. "But there are a few days left here and July 1 is not going to stop me from talking with the Canucks. I'm sure they've got something in mind and so do we. I just turned 30 [Monday] and I know I have seven or eight good years in front of me and hopefully I'll play until I'm 40. Hopefully, something works out."

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