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Even Canucks’ head coach admits Luongo-Schneider skit was funny

Mar 16, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

Cory Schneider, Roberto Luongo AP

Much of the hockey world delighted in James Duthie’s video that lampooned the “animosity” between Vancouver Canucks goalies Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.

In fact, even head coach Alain Vigneault told the Vancouver Sun that it was funny.

“Give them both full marks,” Vigneault said. “This is a game, it is supposed to be fun. There are different situations within a team that sometimes can be challenging depending on your attitude and how you look at it. They made that a real neat thing. Give them both credit. They are great people, they get along real well and I think that probably proved it to everybody.”

Here it is, if by some chance you haven’t seen it yet:

Schneider, 26, believes it allowed fans to connect with the two netminders on a more personal level.

“Sometimes it’s tough to showcase your personality and what you really feel and how you are and that’s a good thing for fans to see,” he said. “We’re pretty light-hearted, we’re pretty laid back and we like to have fun. You can’t play this game without having fun and I think people enjoy that. We have got a lot of good feedback.”

Fans have already gotten a taste of Luongo’s sense of humor through the 33-year-old’s (barely) unofficial Twitter page. Still, he admits that the video is the gift that keeps giving.

“I have watched it a few times and even when you know what’s going on it’s pretty funny to see when it’s all put together,” Luongo said. “And the out-takes are pretty funny, too.”

It might be a sad day when that “comedy team” gets broken up. It appears Luongo will be around at least a bit longer, however, as he’s temporarily wrestled away the No. 1 spot and looks to redeem himself against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

  1. canucks30 - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Best goaltending duo in the NHL

    • manchestermiracle - Mar 17, 2013 at 3:07 AM

      Quick-Bernier can give them a run for their money.

  2. clawedjeroo28 - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    ^^^ I really hope you’re kidding

  3. adlent - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    “^^^ I really hope you’re kidding”

    Easy to say without dropping a better one. Maybe individually they don’t beat out a guy, but together, they are pretty stellar as a 1A and 1B option.

    • pabs1214 - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      Chicago Blackhawks
      Crawford 12-2-3 GAA 1.84 SV% .928
      Emery 10-0-0

      • pabs1214 - Mar 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM

        GAA 2.28 Sv% .917

        Luongo 7-2-3 GAA 2.23 SV% .913
        Schneider 6-5-3 GAA 2.63 SV% .910

        Not the best duo

  4. pabs1214 - Mar 16, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    1 Viktor Fasth ANA 10 1 1 GAA 1.92 sv % .929
    2 Jonas Hiller ANA 10 2 2 GAA 2.56 sv% .911
    Anaheim’s 1-2 looks better too.

  5. vanindeed - Mar 16, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    who and who?

  6. thehighcountrybear - Mar 17, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    A little levity goes a long way no doubt…too funny! Perhaps Alain is less amused after another blowout administered by the Wings. And yes, the fans likely feel more ‘connected.’ So much so they’re planning a torch lit parade…in the gloaming I see rails, tar, feathers, pitchforks, axes, rope and is that…yes it is, a noose? Y’all come…

  7. filadelphiaphlyers - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Cant forget the Flyers tandem
    Ilya Bryzgolov
    Brian Bou…….JK

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