"All I can say is now when I think about last year I don't think about disappointment, I don't think about negative things," Luongo said...
"I think about the season we had as a group. We did some phenomenal things, not only in the regular season. We were one game away from winning the Cup. That's a good year for us and now we just want to take the little step that's left. We came close and know we can do it again.
It's just a matter of going out there and playing."
"It's hockey, you know what I mean," he said of the Canucks coughing up a 2-0 series lead to the Bruins. "That's all I can say. Things happen. You want to keep things under your control as much as you can, but sometimes things happen.
"Unfortunately, we let it slip away, especially in the Boston games, and we never really recovered from that. At the end of the day I think we can all be proud of what we did last year from the beginning of the season all the way to the final. We did a lot as individuals and as a team and that is why we are so happy to be back and give it another try."
"It feels a bit surreal that we are back for another year already," he said. "But at the same time we are excited. We have a little bit of unfinished business to settle and I think as a group we are really excited to get it going again."
"It's been a bit different preparation-wise," he said. "You pretty much shave a month off your training. Physically and mentally I feel like I am ready to go at the same pace I was last year at training camp.
"I have been skating for about four weeks now. I think after a season like last year the most important thing is to make sure you are well rested mentally and focused and ready to go. The physical part will take care of itself if you are doing the right things off the ice and making sure you are in shape. Like I said, I took care of what I had to this summer and I am looking forward to next year."