This might be the first and only time you see Albert Einstein and Roberto Luongo referenced in the same lead, but Einstein said: “I never think of the future; it comes soon enough,” and, on Friday, Luongo said he hasn’t thought about what lies ahead because his preoccupation is taking the net and playing well this season.
“When you’re doing that, you’re not thinking about anything else, and that’s where I want to be,” Luongo said after a late practice session.
And that’s about what you’d expect.
There are only about 312 questions for the goalie and the Vancouver Canucks to answer after this season, but for Luongo, new head coach John Tortorella, and all those invested in this team, there are more immediate concerns.
These include going into the season with Luongo, who turns 35 in April and whose days as a workhorse seem behind him; and a backup in Eddie Lack, who’s played, roughly, zero NHL games, and hasn’t played...