Sanford seemed well-liked by his teammates and fans alike. He held a competition in the pre-season for an artist to design his mask. All the best in the future, Sandman.
"It was a very challenging decision for us," said head coach Alain Vigneault. "Curtis is not only really respected and liked by his teammates but the whole coaching staff and management feel exactly the same way."Vigneault did not say why the Canucks chose Labarbera over Sanford except to say that he told Sandman this morning and that if he clears waivers he'll play in Manitoba.
The good news out of all this is that Roberto Luongo will make his debut on Thursday against the Coyotes.
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