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Sweeping change in store for Canucks

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07:11 AM ET 05.08 | First, the facts: The Canucks are done for the year. They have now lost 10 of their last 11 playoff games and for the second straight year have made an early first-round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs. This time they were swept. The San Jose Sharks beat the Canucks 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night at the HP Pavilion to take the series 4-0. ... A first-round sweep figures to lead to sweeping changes, both on and off the ice, for the Canucks. The jobs of head coach Alain Vigneault and his staff are most certainly on the line and general manager Mike Gillis is going to face some uncomfortable questions from ownership over the team's second straight playoff collapse.

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May 8, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Sweeping...









I get it.

May 8, 2013  07:54 AM ET

I hope Hank isn't suffering too much from over celebrating last night.

May 8, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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Sweeping... I get it.

so do I

May 8, 2013  08:25 AM ET

For what it's worth...garbage penalty call in OT!

May 8, 2013  08:32 AM ET
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I hope Hank isn't suffering too much from over celebrating last night.

I think Alain is definitely gone. Dunno about Gillis.

May 8, 2013  08:32 AM ET

The highly touted Canucks have now lost 8 of their last 9 playoff games...Ouch

May 8, 2013  08:37 AM ET
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The highly touted Canucks have now lost 8 of their last 9 playoff games...Ouch

It couldn't have happened to a better bunch.

May 8, 2013  08:44 AM ET

And what is Luongo worth on the trade market now?

And is he even the right goalie for VCR to unload???

*snicker snicker*

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May 8, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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And what is Luongo worth on the trade market now?And is he even the right goalie for VCR to unload???*snicker snicker*

And what of all the talk about Schneider being the answer for the Canucks?

May 8, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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And what is Luongo worth on the trade market now?And is he even the right goalie for VCR to unload???*snicker snicker*

Not much.....................but mainly because of the goofy contract. While he's the face of the team for the last while, the main reason they've choked in the play-offs is no scoring. None, zilch, nada for the last little bit. They've got to do more than just look at Luongo (and I'm no fan of his either).

May 8, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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For what it's worth...garbage penalty call in OT!

Seems to be a theme this year.

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May 8, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Seems to be a theme this year.

Probably shocked the ref that a Canuck player was strong on the puck so it had to have been a penalty...

May 8, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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The question was never goaltending. I get why Luongo got the flack he did in the Cup run. But it's as if the entire hockey world glossed over the fact the team scored 0 goals in a game 7 at home for the Cup.

Is your buddy Jose returning to Chelsea?

May 8, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Would have never predicted it.

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May 8, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Not much.....................but mainly because of the goofy contract. While he's the face of the team for the last while, the main reason they've choked in the play-offs is no scoring. None, zilch, nada for the last little bit. They've got to do more than just look at Luongo (and I'm no fan of his either).

Right on Slap...you can't blame this on Luboy....this team just blows...and I agree it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch...they whine like little girls...they dive....the coach is just as bad....AND ....they can't score goals..

May 8, 2013  09:31 AM ET

LMFAO at the smug s hits on TSN who predicted the Nux had the best chance of moving on.

Stick to gulping the Leafs' chubbies guys. It's what you're best at.

 
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