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Poll: Retire Luongo's Number? (222 member(s) have cast votes)

Should We Retire Luongos Number if We Trade Him This Year?

  1. Yes (33 votes [14.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.86%

  2. No (106 votes [47.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.75%

  3. Ring of Honour (83 votes [37.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.39%

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#1 Jägermeister

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

Honestly, I don't see Luongo's number actually being retired by the Canucks, however I feel like you could make a case that it could be.
He played 6 season with us, which is more than some who have had their numbers retired by other teams, and was arguably one of the best goalies in the league during that time frame.
He holds the vast majority of our goaltending records, for both season and career numbers.
He was our Captain for 2 years (whether it was a good decision is up for debate), becoming the first goaltender to be given the "C" in 60 years.
He played in 3 All-Star games, won the Molson Cup for the Canucks 4 times, was our MVP 2 times, won a Jennings, had a Pearson and Hart nomination, and had 3 Vezina nominations.
His list of accomplishments is certainly worthy of having the idea of having his number being hung up being discussed.
So as it stand now, if we were to trade Lu this season, would you think we should retire his number once he retires?

Edited by Jagermeister, 20 August 2012 - 01:26 PM.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

No, as fantastic of a goalie he is, he's only been here a few years.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

Kirk McLean is more deserving of the retirement than Luongo ever will be.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

If fans want to run him out of town they obviously want his jersey in the rafters.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

If Luongo moves teams and plays out most of his contract he will have been a Canuck less than half of his career

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:29 PM

A few more years and he would have been for sure, but 6 years is way too little.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

Ring of honour for sure but i dont think his number should be retired

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

If he had won the Cup in 2011 then there was a chance his jersey could get retired but I think Ring of Honour makes the most sense.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

Not a frickin chance.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

Not a chance IMO

Maybe if he played out his career here. But he's only been here for 6 years and he's done good things for us but not great things. No Vezinas and no Stanley Cup(s). Perhaps the ROH. But mostly he'll just go down as another great player who played for us but who couldn't get us the one thing we want so bad.

Say hypothetically that the Sedins retire here w/o having won a Cup. I think they would still deserve jersey retirements because they did great things - Hart, Art Ross, Lindsay winners - and great things in the community also.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

Kirk McLean is more deserving of the retirement than Luongo ever will be.


Why? Who has done more for this team and organization?
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

Not a chance IMO

Maybe if he played out his career here. But he's only been here for 6 years and he's done good things for us but not great things. No Vezinas and no Stanley Cup(s). Perhaps the ROH. But mostly he'll just go down as another great player who played for us but who couldn't get us the one thing we want so bad.

Say hypothetically that the Sedins retire here w/o having won a Cup. I think they would still deserve jersey retirements because they did great things - Hart, Art Ross, Lindsay winners - and great things in the community also.


C'mon! He won the Jennings! In fact, Schnieder's number should be retired too! Anyways, Luongo was robbed in 06! Should have won that Vezina...

If Luongo stays here for 4 more years and win the Cup OR put up really amazing stats (some maybe even record breaking).. then i think Luongo deserves to have his number retired. Or at least, should be considered to having his number retired.



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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

Kirk McLean is more deserving of the retirement than Luongo ever will be.


Wrong. So much wrong.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

Has Luongo gone?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

I think if he had won a cup with us then yes. But not looking like that'll ever happen.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

Ring of honour for sure but i dont think his number should be retired


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:19 PM

Ring of Honour.

He's above McLean as the greatest goalie in Canucks history IMO, but he spent just 6 years here without winning anything or being beloved like other retirees. One of the most important figures in Canucks history already, for sure. But aside from his first few years here when he was worshipped as our saviour (boy, how times change) he was never endeared to Vancouver like Linden, Kirk, Nazzy, or Steamer.

Unless he doesn't get traded this summer, wins back the starting job and takes us to the Cup, I don't see Luongo hanging in the rafters.

Edited by Witchcraft and Sedinery, 20 August 2012 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:24 PM

ROH

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

Why? Who has done more for this team and organization?


McLean. While he didn't win the cup, he stepped up and played some of the best hockey of his life in 94, with a much less talented team. In 2011, Luongo was atrocious in 2/4 series.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

Kirk McLean is more deserving of the retirement than Luongo ever will be.

I find that hilarious , Kirk Maclean did nothing more for the canucks then Luongo did not even put up as good of number as luongo has
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

If he had won the Cup in 2011 then there was a chance his jersey could get retired but I think Ring of Honour makes the most sense.


If he had won the cup in 2011, our retarded fans wouldnt be running him out of town right now.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:55 PM

Not a chance in hell.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:06 PM

So having one better season = more deserving. Nice logic bud
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:08 PM

Kirk McLean is more deserving of the retirement than Luongo ever will be.



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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

So having one better season = more deserving. Nice logic bud


No, but McLean stepped up and played great when the team needed him to the most. Luongo folded like a cheap suit. Luongo's early numbers here are inflated by the trap AV employed. While I don't think either deserve their number retired, McLean has also remained active in the community after his retirement. I don't foresee Luongo doing that.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

Luongo's jersey will be retired on the same day as messier's... How many players (other than Gretzky types) have had their jersey retired after 6 years with a club... Especilally with many of them being riddled with inconsistency...
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

He falls into this arguement:

Is it the Hall of Fame or the Hall of Really Good?

This franchise should not be in a rush to honour players for the sake of having a few more names in the rafters. The Lions only have 8 guys with honoured numbers and only two of them played in the last 25 years....and the next one will be Simon....but after that, no one close on the horizon. The next players that the Canucks should honour to whatever degree are the Sedins and that's it. Everyone else, forget it.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

He falls into this arguement:

Is it the Hall of Fame or the Hall of Really Good?

This franchise should not be in a rush to honour players for the sake of having a few more names in the rafters. The Lions only have 8 guys with honoured numbers and only two of them played in the last 25 years....and the next one will be Simon....but after that, no one close on the horizon. The next players that the Canucks should honour to whatever degree are the Sedins and that's it. Everyone else, forget it.


Ohlund and Salo deserve ROH.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

If fans want to run him out of town they obviously want his jersey in the rafters.


It seems to be a 50/50. Either run him out of town or retire his jersey. Probably the most polarizing player the Canucks have had.



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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

Ohlund and Salo deserve ROH.


Not in my ROH. I might be convinced for Ohlund. But if Salo is, then so is Lumme, Lidster, Jovo, Lanz and Kearns who were all just as good production-wise...plus it's not like Salo did anything more special than those fellas.




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