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The front pages in Vancouver are predictable today

Mar 5, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

When one of the most compelling sports figures in a city’s history is traded, after one of the most compelling sports soap operas in a city’s history, the local newspapers tend to make a big deal out of it.




And the Roberto Luongo trade wasn’t just a big local story, as Canada’s two national papers both gave it front-page billing.



Update: The Miami Herald also put Luongo on its front page, though not quite with the same gusto.


  1. JoeAvg - Mar 5, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Could’ve at least cropped out the ads.

    • Jason Brough - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Or just could’ve left them in there.

      • thailer35 - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM

        “There’s more than one way to shill a cat.” > All of the Luongo headlines.

  2. 13datsyuk13 - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Nice response.

  3. sjsharks66 - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    A lot of pot, Putin and Lou.

  4. patthehockeyfan - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Interesting stuff. In addition to the Luongo trade, we learned that:

    1) Vancouver Police Department will not enforce marijuana laws (!)
    2) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are tackling extremism in the home (?)
    3) Coral Gables is getting back its trolley depot (snore)
    4) The Academy doesn’t like Leonardo DiCaprio (sniff)
    5) Putin is a … never mind. That isn’t news. And finally,
    6) Hurry! There are only 2 days left to win a $32,000 luxury vacation!!

    Not that anyone cares; but, outside the Newseum in Washington, DC are 50 stands (easels) with the front page of each state’s major city newspaper in them. They obviously change daily. Other than national news, it’s interesting to see what counts as front-page news locally.

  5. dropthepuckeh - Mar 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    You know its a big story when you are competing for the front page with Putin invading Ukraine…

  6. faceoff77 - Mar 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    The Province costs $1.52? What an odd price

  7. blomfeld - Mar 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM


    Even in the wake of Schneider being dealt away last summer, the ‘chorus of hatred’ would still rain down on me here at PHT every time I pointed out that Luongo would ultimately end up back in Florida regardless …

    – he’s got an NTC you scum !
    – he’s signed until 2022 you retard !
    – he’s not going anywhere you basement dweller !
    – he said he’s loves the city of Vancouver you stupid idiot !

    And now here we are today, the morning of March 5th in the year of our Lord 2014 and where exactly is Luongo ? … and where are all of you ‘blind and hateful’ sheep ? As an ardent, loyal and value-driven fan of the SC Champion LA Kings, I’m prevented at striking back at you people, even though I have every right to do so. Nonetheless, let it be a lesson to you people that ‘truth’ must and will forever carry the day ! … today, tomorrow and forever !

    And here’s another thing … we Kings are going to repeat and you’re going to help us ! :)

    • areaman714 - Mar 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Repeat what? Losing is the playoffs? I agree with that . . .

  8. isithockeyseasonyet - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    I wonder if they’re still suggesting giroux for kessler or if whoever suggested that laid off the sauce by now

  9. jcornella - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    I hope Tim Thomas kicks his ass in the locker room upon his arrival.

    • DED - Mar 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      LOL! Wasn’t expecting that. But yeah, that’s gonna be an interesting scene.

  10. pavelfitzgerald - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    No need to drop the “r-word” Blomfeld, you’re “classier” then “that”
    Note: How I “misused” quotations “like” you

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