When Luongo came to this team we were about to hit rock bottom fans were hitting the escape key, and people generally just didn't care any more we had Auld as our number one goalie just like Lack is now in the same exact position.
This team is basically at the same place it was 8 years ago when Luongo came to town, but this time around we have no one coming in with bold promises, willing to make sweeping changes.... no we are left with empty promises and a aging core with no bright side to it.
Yes Luongo is a great goal tender and at one point he was consider the second greatest goal tender in the world right next to Brodeur he was so close to even setting the NHL record for most wins in a season.
But lets look at the bigger picture and not just one guy.
What Luongo did was bring hope to this team a team that never had an Elite net minder, a team known for it's tombstones of goalies, a team that was getting sick and tired of past bull GM's never addressing the most dire needs when the team was good enough to make a run for the cup.
Luongo did his part he made us believe, he gave this team his all, and he pushed this team to the brink of winning it all even with all those failures, and struggles he had to endure while playing here.
The man is no longer an Elite, the man is no longer in his prime, and he's never going to be putting up the same numbers as he did once before. This may even be the last time we see him post 20 wins in a season.
We can't lose sight of the bigger picture Luongo is out, the team is a in a down ward spiral making way for a new beginning good or bad I'll be there watching it all happen.