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Canucks coach being mysterious over Game 3 starter

Apr 14, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

Cory Schneider AP

Know who Vancouver’s starting goaltender will be in Game 3 on Sunday? Can you tell Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, because Canucks coach Alain Vigneault hasn’t informed even them yet. It’s not because Vigneault still isn’t sure, at least not according to Elliotte Friedman.

Vigneault knows who will play between the pipes on Sunday. He’s just not telling us or even his goaltenders yet.

Roberto Luongo hasn’t been horrible, but the Canucks haven’t been winning either and that’s led some people to call for a change. Of course, we shouldn’t forget that there were some people who would have named Schneider as their starting goaltender for Game 1.

Before this series began, we asked if Luongo would be on a short leash. In addition, we wondered what would happen if the Canucks lost two playoff games in a row. Well, we’re about to get an answer. Just not yet, because Vigneault wants to keep it a secret for a little bit longer.

  1. ron05342 - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    That’s great, leave your goalies in the dark.

    Isn’t this the same coach that left Luongo in for all eight goals against the Kings a couple of years ago?

    Yup.

  2. polegojim - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Talk about desperate…. that’s just childish and sad.

  3. blomfeld - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    comrade Dadoun … it’s going to be Schneider … so let us now plan accordingly …

  4. creasemasta41 - Apr 15, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    Id be much more scared of the canucks if they have schneider in net, that said i sure hope loungo starts game 3

  5. tommytd - Apr 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    It’s not about the netminders. V needs a heart transplant.

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