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Luongo speaks, er Tweets, his support for Schneider in New Jersey

Jul 1, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

Cory Schneider, Roberto Luongo Getty Images

The one aspect from yesterday’s stunning trade that sent Cory Schneider from Vancouver to New Jersey was how Roberto Luongo would react to the deal.

After all, it was Luongo who asked to be traded and instead sees his friend and former pupil head off to Newark instead of seeing himself sent to a new address. Luckily for us, there’s Twitter to help send a brief message.

In Luongo’s case, his message was of support for Schneider who is headed for a new chapter in his own career.

Crazy to think that Schneider goes from battling with Luongo for time in net to doing the same with certain first-ballot Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur. While Luongo said he was “shocked” by the deal (and understandably so),  this makes for a true feel-good moment out this surprising draft-day development.

  1. imleftcoast - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    According to the Vancouver Province, Aquilini jetted to Florida to make nice with Luongo.

  2. canucks30 - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Luongo has something that the Canucks organization seems to lack lately;


    • bigdawg1954 - Jul 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      Totally agree. Was never a big fan of Luongo because he always played against us, but the guy oozes ‘class.’

  3. hockeydon10 - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    I always got the impression that Schneider and Luongo got along even with the terrible situation they were both put into.

    • 19to77 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM

      It’s kind of a “Sh*t, can you believe these guys? Guess all we can do is laugh.” situation. Bet they made pretty great drinking buddies.

  4. semiahmoowr - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Cory Schneider is a class act and I wish him well in NJ. I enjoyed his time in Vancouver. He’ll be missed.

  5. barkar942 - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    “Crazy to think that Schneider goes from battling with Luongo for time in net to doing the same with certain first-ballot Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur. ”
    He only has to battle Marty for a year, not the next 9 with Lou. That is the difference. Light at the end of the tunnel.

  6. tyler4richardson - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      I think the skit just shows how both of them felt about each other and the whole situation. As an far away observer, it didn’t seem like Bobby or Corey had hate for the other. Just hope they, and us fans, can move on from this debacle of a ‘competition’ ha.

  7. aldog83 - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I think Luongo would rather trade places with Schneider

    Than deal with the pressure and scrutiny of playing in Vancouver CA.

    • ruddigervancity - Jul 2, 2013 at 12:51 AM

      Vancouver, Canada? Just wanted to be clear. I am happy Schneider got traded to New Jersey, United States of America.

      • dueman - Jul 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM

        Where he lives and works doesn’t change his nationality. Since Lou lives in Florida, I don’t think the Canadian/American thing matters to him, as far as where he plays, as I doubt it matters to most players. To think that it would is a little immature. Oh, I’m Canadian by the way.

  8. mianfr - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    I guess I’m the only one who thought this was incredibly snarky and the Hall of Fame goalie he was referring to was himself, although still was clearly playing on the fact that he’s backing up Brodeur, i.e. that Schneider’s NHL career is destined to be spent backing up Hall of Fame goalies.

    • 19to77 - Jul 2, 2013 at 12:01 AM

      Yes. Yes, you are. Because that’s stupid.

      • mianfr - Jul 2, 2013 at 6:35 PM

        I can’t wait for you to live an average life and die with the world barely knowing you were there at all.

      • 19to77 - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:07 PM

        I can’t either! It’s nice, not having entire cities of rabid hockey fans blame me for things. Peaceful.

    • hockey412 - Jul 2, 2013 at 8:19 AM

      You are clearly a woman.

    • kirkmcleansbaby - Jul 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM


      How is Luongo’s quote which is “Congrats to the @NHLDevils , can’t think of a better person or player to replace a hall of famer!” mean he is the hall of famer goalie?!?! He fricken says CONGRATS DEVILS!
      And where on earth did you read that he calls Cory a career hall of fame backup?!?! He uses the word REPLACE! *facepalm* You need to take some reading comprehension lessons my friend!

  9. blomfeld - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM


    While that might be so for the excellent Sedin brothers, it’s hardly the case for the childish and now ‘chastened’ Roberto Luongo. People conveniently forget how all of this idiocy was initially brought about because poor little Roberto suffered an emotional ‘boo-boo’ when his ‘so-called’ teammate Cory Schneider was allowed to come on in support last year against LA in the playoffs … so much for the spirit of ‘elan’ eh Roberto ? The whole thing is a complete joke and the Canucks organization (ie: Aquilini Investments) together with their fans, are completely ‘deserving’ of the ‘darkness’ which is now going to ensue here. My only wish is that Daniel, Henrik and Alex won’t be too badly harmed in the process and that they can survive to fight another day somewhere … Var försiktig vänner och heja Sverige ! :)

    • ruddigervancity - Jul 2, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      All allegiances aside, you truly are an ass. Sorry, “ass”, because your English-as-a-second-language lessons so embrace the non-sensical quotation marks.

  10. redridershoottheireyeout - Jul 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    Why didn’t Gillis at least get Hedberg as well as the draft pick?

    • chanceoffleury1 - Jul 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      Both Brodeur and Hedberg have a NMC. And New Jersey probably realized they didn’t need to throw him in to get Schneider. They realized that VAN was in a hard place and they already offered enough to get him. Hedberg has still been with the Devils organization and been a great backup for them for a few years now. Maybe he said he didn’t want to go there and the Devils will do the classy thing and trade him where he wants to go if they have to break the NMC instead of forcing him to go to whomever has the best offer and then making him feel bad if he doesn’t move where they want him to.

      • dueman - Jul 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        No team can just break a NMC.

      • chanceoffleury1 - Jul 2, 2013 at 2:29 PM

        No, but if a player agrees to break it they can move him. Perhaps Vancouver asked if he’d be willing to break it and he/NJ said no. It just seems odd that in all the deals for Schneider, Vancouver wasn’t asking for a deal that included a new backup for Lou. In the Staal deal the Pens got a top 10 pick, a replacement, and a top prospect. Schneider was at least worth the pick plus a backup goalie that is probably retiring in 2-3 years anyway (and NJ can’t even use next season). If I was Vancouver and all NJ was offering was the pick, I’d ask if Hedberg would break his NMC to go play there. Schneider is an established starting goaltender with franchise potential for the next 10 years. Hedberg has maybe 2 years left after this year, and the pick is unproven. If Horvat turns out to be a bust, Vancouver literally gave their very good goalie up for absolutely nothing.

  11. hockeyflow33 - Jul 2, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    I never understand the logic that because the team has two goalies playing well that must mean they hate each other. Goalies spend their careers with multiple goalies on the roster and team who compete with them so to act like the 2nd goalie at the NHL-level is hard to deal with makes no sense.

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  13. sassiecassie69 - Jul 4, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    as a blackhawks fan who hates canuckleheads, including lulu….I now have a confession….the nucks nucks royally screwed lulu who definitely did not deserve this crap from gilles who should be fired asap. it seems like lulu is forever doomed to be w/the canfks sucks. even a blackhawk fan can feel sorry for poor lulu:( luckily for happy feet schneider, he got the hell out of that hellhole.

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