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Schneider still day-to-day; Luongo could start Wednesday

Apr 29, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo Getty Images

Canucks goalie Cory Schneider remains day-to-day with a “body” injury, said head coach Alain Vigneault today in Vancouver, where his team opens its first-round series on Wednesday versus San Jose.

If Schneider isn’t ready to go, Roberto Luongo — who, if you missed it, surrendered seven goals to the Oilers on Saturday night, after which he left the arena without talking to reporters — will get the start.

“I expect him to be the great goaltender that he’s always been,” Vigneault said of Luongo.

“He has bounced back in incredible fashion a number of times.”

Said Luongo when asked about leaving the rink Saturday without answering questions: “I was upset with myself. It’s tough to get embarrassed like that. It’s happened one too many times to me. I was fuming. Better for me to sit on the bus than say something I regretted. I felt if I stood there, something wrong would have come out.”

At least one reporter — The Province’s Jason Botchford — still expects Schneider to play Wednesday despite the undisclosed injury.

As for Vancouver’s defense, it appears rookie Frank Corrado — a 20-year-old that spent most of the season in the OHL — may indeed get the nod for Game 1.

Corrado would replace Chris Tanev (ankle), who the Canucks are calling day-to-day.

  1. thehighcountrybear - Apr 29, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    whisper mode:

    Canucks are playing possum…

    Sharks have better not let these guys start playing keep-away, feeling good about their speed, thinking they’ve been there before and were likely best in class? Well directed grudges and spite can fuel big engines…

    Of course, playing possum in the wrong place can get you run over by an eighteen wheeler if you’re not careful…going from playing dead to being confirmed dead as you get peeled off a four lane playoff highway?

    McLelland’s got to let ‘em run, match speed for speed; overall, his team is deeper and the third lines will decide it as they invariably do…tough to do with Robinson in the same building but man, what a winning pedigree, the best!

    Watch Lapierre, could make liars of everyone, do the impossible, make Gillis look like a genius…

  2. jpat2424 - Apr 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Who cares

  3. dasportsninja - Apr 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    The could put Dominik Hasek between the Pipes and still lose. As long as the Sedins lead this team there will be no cup.

  4. blomfeld - Apr 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Frère Jacques, frère Jacques,
    Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
    Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines!
    Ding, daing, dong. Ding, daing, dong.

    TOTAL BS !

    From my forward position here in Vancouver, I can confirm to you friends that Schneider will be starting tomorrow night, 100% guaranteed ! Vigneault’s ongoing lies and falsehoods are now starting to become almost as ‘comical’ as they’re predictable. In fact, a used car salesman is probably more believable than this disingenuous manipulator ! Anyway, I’m still calling for the Sharks to prevail in this series, though it’ll be solely due to Schneider if the Canucks are to have any chance at all …

    Blomfeld’s prediction: Sharks in 3

    • sjsblitz - Apr 29, 2013 at 6:19 PM

      They dont play tomorrow night, they play Wednesday. Sounds like a bad source already

      • blomfeld - Apr 29, 2013 at 6:26 PM

        sorry friend, as I’ve got the King’s 1st game completely occupying my mind right now …

      • sjsblitz - Apr 29, 2013 at 6:31 PM

        Salutations and good luck in the playoffs friend

    • blomfeld - Apr 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM

      God speed and the same to you friend … :)

      • badintent - Apr 30, 2013 at 3:02 AM

        I’m really sad not to see anymore videos of your choice. But God speed in the playoffs

  5. canucks30 - Apr 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    No team attracts more trolls than your very own Vancouver Canucks.

    The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference.

    And the Canucks are the most hated team in the NHL.

  6. imleftcoast - Apr 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    If Luongo is starting, Vigneault should be fired for Saturday. However, blomfeld’s source has said Vigneault has compromising picturing of Gillis. I expect Schneider to start and that this is just a red herring to get SJ distracted, but I’d still give it a 30% chance Luo ends up in net.

    • blomfeld - Apr 29, 2013 at 7:49 PM

      I have no sources friend, other than the ‘great sea of endless blue’ up there above us. :) Seriously man, don’t believe anything Vigneault says, ever! Yet he isn’t the only one who’s spewing out falsehoods faster than a humming bird flapping it’s wings! The entire Canuck’s organization from top to bottom is like one big 1984 “Orwellian” sports machine. Everywhere you go in this city, you’re constantly being bombarded with Big Brother messages like “We are all Canucks” or “You will love the Canucks” etc. It never used to bother me, but in recent times I’ve started to become quite agitated by all of this ‘ceaseless’ Orwellian propaganda. As for Wednesday night, I guarantee you that Schneider starts! In fact, last Saturday night may have been the last time we ever see Luongo in a Canucks again …

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