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With this deal, there are no more excuses for Canucks

Updated: June 28, 2006, 5:33 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The excuse bank is now empty for the Vancouver Canucks.

After firing coach Marc Crawford, Canucks GM Dave Nonis pulled the trigger on the biggest deal of his tenure late Friday, dealing controversy-plagued forward Todd Bertuzzi, netminder Alex Auld and defenseman Bryan Allen to the Florida Panthers for disgruntled netminder Roberto Luongo, defenseman Lukas Krajicek and a sixth-round pick in Saturday's NHL Draft.

In one bold move, Nonis rid himself ...

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