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Luongo confirms 'preferred location,' opens other doors

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08:21 AM ET 09.05 | How's this for an awkward scene at a practice arena in Coral Springs, Fla.? [Current] Panthers starter Jose Theodore was beginning an informal practice with several teammates just moments after estranged Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo had finished his own skate. Luongo has made it clear that since Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis promoted goalie Cory Schneider to starter after giving him a three-year, $12 million contract extension, that he wants to be traded to the Panthers. ... "[The Panthers] makes sense for myself, for my career and my family," added Luongo, who has 10 years at $5.33 million per remaining on his deal. "This is a preferred location for obvious reasons, but I'm not shutting the door on other possibilities."

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September 5, 2012  08:33 AM ET

The weather is nicer in the winter.

September 5, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The weather is nicer in the winter.

With the nicer weather you never have to worry about your tires being deflated

September 5, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The weather is nicer in the winter.

What is worse, sunburn from lying out on South Beach, or, sunburn from the little red light going off every few minutes behind you because your D-man is named Dion or Komi?

September 5, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What is worse, sunburn from lying out on South Beach, or, sunburn from the little red light going off every few minutes behind you because your D-man is named Dion or Komi?

B. is worse only because I'll take all the eye candy that comes with a South Beach sun burn

September 5, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The weather is nicer in the winter.

and there's none of those silly expectations of playoffs and things

September 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Way to put the Nucks in a bind.

September 5, 2012  09:13 AM ET

"Luongo confirms 'preferred location,' opens other doors'

We all know his 'preferred location' is with Lord Irk.

September 5, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Way to put the Nucks in a bind.

They're used to it.

September 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They're used to it.

yeah, but not usually till the 2nd round or so

September 5, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They're used to it.

In a morbid kind of way, they might feel relieved.

September 5, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The weather is nicer in the winter.

Yea, but you have those wonderful Florida bugs that can flip over small cars if they get annoyed.

September 5, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Ah, yes. I can see Hank making his reservations for a Florida vacation this winter to discuss pressure goaltending with Booby, the new CBA and lots of stuff like that! :-)

September 5, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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Ah, yes. I can see Hank making his reservations for a Florida vacation this winter to discuss pressure goaltending with Booby, the new CBA and lots of stuff like that! :-)

I can see Hank making his reservations for a Florida vacation but not for the reasons you stated. He'll go there to harass Booby with the bigest "Luongo Sucks" banner you ever saw.

September 5, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Ah, yes. I can see Hank making his reservations for a Florida vacation this winter to discuss pressure goaltending with Booby, the new CBA and lots of stuff like that! :-)

Yes, but will the green men follow?

September 5, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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yeah, but not usually till the 2nd round or so

Good point.

September 5, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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B. is worse only because I'll take all the eye candy that comes with a South Beach sun burn

Building the "Wank File"

September 5, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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and there's none of those silly expectations of playoffs and things

I think it would be the opposite, now, no? They made the dance this year so expectations would be higher moving forward.

September 5, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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Yes, but will the green men follow?

Have you ever seen Hank and the green men together?

Just asking.

September 5, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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I think it would be the opposite, now, no? They made the dance this year so expectations would be higher moving forward.

true...and Luongo will now get to dash the hopes of a whole new crop of fans....

 
September 5, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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Have you ever seen Hank and the green men together?Just asking.

I'm anxiously awaiting his response when and if Hank gets around to noticing any of these comments. It may generate a mushroom cloud and the green men will glow.

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