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Would a gold in Sochi be enough to put Luongo in the HoF?


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So hypothetically speaking, if Luongo were to win a 2nd gold in Sochi, that would give him 2 career gold medals.

Not only that, but if he keeps up to pace, he'll retire in almost the top 10 for all-time everythibg for goalies. Not bad considering he has spent half his career in Florida.

Then on top of all that, he'll alao have many franchise records for the Panthers and Canucks all under his belt, and if he were to win a gold in Sochi and keeps pace, it wouldn't be too far out of the realm of realism he could very well at least be back up for the Olympics in 2018 at the age of 38.

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A 2nd gold medal seals it yes. His numbers alone as it stands are almost impressive enough. People keep continuing to think that the NHL is the end all be all of hockey. But Luongo's numbers in international and Olympic play are fairly outstanding.

I think by the end of the mans career he is a first ballot hall of famer regardless. He should be 2nd or 3rd in all time wins, top 3 in shutouts top 5 in save % and or GAA as well as holding a few other odd goaltending records as well.

A 2nd gold would just be icing on the cake

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If Luo won a cup, and another gold medal in Sochi where would you guys rank him among the list of all the great goalies?

If Lu wins the cup this year, he'd have to play like he did last night, every night. Not only would he get a cup, he'd get the Conn Smythe.

I'd rank him top 5. In no particular order:

Hasek

Roy

Brodeur

Sawchuk

Luongo

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If Luo won a cup, and another gold medal in Sochi where would you guys rank him among the list of all the great goalies?

1) Brodeur

2) Roy

3) Hasek

4) Sawchuk

5) Luongo

Lu would be pretty much guaranteed top 5. If he finishes top 3 all time he could be top 3.

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So hypothetically speaking, if Luongo were to win a 2nd gold in Sochi, that would give him 2 career gold medals.

Not only that, but if he keeps up to pace, he'll retire in almost the top 10 for all-time everythibg for goalies. Not bad considering he has spent half his career in Florida.

Then on top of all that, he'll alao have many franchise records for the Panthers and Canucks all under his belt, and if he were to win a gold in Sochi and keeps pace, it wouldn't be too far out of the realm of realism he could very well at least be back up for the Olympics in 2018 at the age of 38.

2 gold medals makes it automatic. It shows that Luongo was an important piece that contributed to Team Canada's success in getting back to back Olympic golds.

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The trend has started to change over the last few years. There are more teams in the league, greater parity, and it is harder to win the cup than it was thirty years ago. Other achievements will start to matter more.

I meant for goalies, not skaters. It is possible that lu could get in but it's far more unlikely than if he won a cup since very few of them have been inducted without one. Curtis Joseph comes to mind.

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