Canucks' hopes now turn to backups Sanford, Schneider

Updated: December 5, 2008, 8:03 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Imagine subbing for a laryngitis-stricken Rex Harrison during the original New York run of "My Fair Lady." Or taking the wheel from A.J. Foyt at Indy. The Doors without "The Lizard King." Rome missing its Coliseum. The Mona Lisa stripped of that enigmatic smile.

That's the Vancouver Canucks minus Roberto Luongo.

"Obviously, Louie's one of the best goaltenders, if not the best, in the world," Vancouver defenseman Mattias Ohlund said. "He's our captain. A big part of our ...

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