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#1 PlayStation

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:39 PM

Own thread worthy? If not throw it into the Luongo thread.

Roberto Luongo says it just "makes sense" for him to return to the Florida Panthers.

The Vancouver Canucks goaltender, who is awaiting a trade after losing his No. 1 job to Cory Schneider, skated near his off-season home on Tuesday and made it clear during an interview with the South Florida Sun Sentinel that his preference was to return to the Panthers.

"[Florida] makes sense for myself, for my career and my family," Luongo told the paper. "That being said, there's obvious other options as well. This is a preferred location for obvious reasons but I'm not shutting the door on other possibilities if it comes up."

Luongo spent five seasons in Florida between 2001 and 2006, when he was dealt to Vancouver. He and his wife return to the area every summer with their young children.

The 33-year-old has 10 years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of US$5.33-million and holds a no-trade clause.

Luongo posted a 31-14-8 record last season with a .919 save percentage and 2.41 goals-against average. He's dealt with speculation about his future in Vancouver for the past two seasons and it reached a new pitch when Schneider took over the No. 1 job during a first-round playoff loss to Los Angeles in the spring.

Luongo, who backstopped Canada to gold at the Vancouver Olympics, maintains that he wants to be in a position where he gets the majority of starts. The veteran is willing to be patient while the Canucks look for a trade that makes sense.

"You're dealt different situations in life," said Luongo. "You've got to handle them the right way. I don't know what's going to happen this year. The only thing I could do is work hard and have a positive attitude.

"At the end of the day, I'm sure everything is going to work out."

http://www.theglobea...article4518291/

Personal take: Sad to see him wanting to get away from this place, but he does not deserve to be treated as horrible as fans here treat him. Go win a cup buddy!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:42 PM

He needs to stop decreasing his value, by making public statements like this...At this rate, Dale Tallon will get him for peanuts.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:42 PM

Luongo thread.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

Looks like the Italian barber shops better get ready!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

He needs to stop decreasing his value, by making public statements like this...At this rate, Dale Tallon will get him for peanuts.


Havent the fans done enough of that to him? His own fanbase is doing a ton of that already, and if MG is taking that long, why not.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

Man there's gotta be like 30 articles using this same quote now. He's moved on and accepted his fate. I can't see him being happy if Sept. 15 starts on time and he's expected to be here.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for this news... i didnt know this

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

KEEP LUUU
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

He needs to stop decreasing his value, by making public statements like this...At this rate, Dale Tallon will get him for peanuts.


I dont think Luongo cares what he is traded for. ;)


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

He never wanted to leave Florida, actually.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

KEEP LUUU

Get over it. He's being traded.

In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

LUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

Get over it. He's being traded.


Are you Mike Gillis?

What if Burke offers the first round picks of next year and the year after and jake gardiner for Schneider. Are you telling me you wouldn't accept that trade? Luongo is as good as Schneider and if Schneids brings in a better package in return, gillis would probably take that deal.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

He needs to stop decreasing his value, by making public statements like this...At this rate, Dale Tallon will get him for peanuts.


just because its his "preferred" destination doesnt make it the only choice.

as per the article:

"[Florida] makes sense for myself, for my career and my family," Luongo told the paper. "That being said, there's obvious other options as well. This is a preferred location for obvious reasons but I'm not shutting the door on other possibilities if it comes up."

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

Thanks for this news... i didnt know this


I didn't think 15 year olds would.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:18 PM

Every time he says he wants to go to Florida, he screws GMMG out of more compensation for him.

The only way by him opening his mouth like this is any good, is if there's another team *cough*herpTorontoderp*cough* that really wants him.

Just leave it be, everybody knows you love Florida and want to play there, stop stirring the pot.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

I didn't think 15 year olds would.


I REALLY hope you knew i was joking

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

Every time he says he wants to go to Florida, he screws GMMG out of more compensation for him.

The only way by him opening his mouth like this is any good, is if there's another team *cough*herpTorontoderp*cough* that really wants him.

Just leave it be, everybody knows you love Florida and want to play there, stop stirring the pot.

Maybe by Lou expressing his desire for Florida it increases his value as it stimulates the Panther's desire to trade for him. Teams want players that really want them.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:38 PM

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