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Luongo Did Not Get What He Wanted But Will Play-On

from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,

Will he be a happy camper when he gets back to Vancouver, or will he be playing under protest?

“I don’t think it matters,” the 34-year-old goalie said Sunday at Hockey Canada’s headquarters in Canada Olympic Park, when he was one of five veterans of the 2010 Olympic gold medal team selected to speak to the media at the 2014 orientation camp for prospective members of the Sochi Olympic squad.

“I’m happy to be playing and being a starter, that’s what matters for now, and that’s what I’m focused on. At the end of the day, that’s all you really need, right?”

Call it a lukewarm endorsement.

What a player like Luongo really needed — and didn’t get — was the fulfilment, by the Canucks, of a pledge to give him a fresh start elsewhere after they determined that Cory Schneider was their goaltender of the future.

In this, GM Mike Gillis failed abysmally.


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