FanPost

The end of an Era: Thanks for all the memories Lu!


I remember when I first heard that we got Roberto Luongo eight years ago I was ecstatic. This was from a fan who watched the West Coast Express and know that we can score but only have the momentum shift the other way when Dan Cloutier would let in an untimely goal. Funny thing is, at the time I didn’t think Cloutier was all that bad but that’s probably because I only had Sean Burke and Garth Snow to compare him to. I remember fondly about Kirk Mclean in the 94 run and I thought at the time that was all we were missing during those West Coast Express days. Well the WCE era ended when Todd Bertuzzi was traded for Luongo. I knew that was the end of an era

I was excited because we got a goaltender who could give us a chance to win every night. And that he did. Lu gave us a chance to win every night for the last eight years and that’s all anyone could really ask from their goaltender. We at Vancouver had been spoiled for the past eight years as we demanded Lu to steal games for us every single night when it really should be a rarity. Lu was so good and stole so many games for us it became a rarity when Lu didn’t steal that game. When Lu let in that bad goal, we pounced and we ignored that hey this is hockey and it’s a team game. Lu can only steal so many games for us when all we could ask from him is to give the Canucks a chance to win. And boy did he ever do that in the last eight years. Today was the end of that era. Though I wish that Lu could retire as a Canuck, I do find solace that he is going to a place where he wanted to be and that he will be happy. So to celebrate Lu’s time in Vancouver I put in a couple of links in the following on some Lu memories.

Lu’s first regular season game as a Canuck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyZZ3fPR4wE

Lu’s first playoff game: Canucks vs Stars. Canucks won in 4X OT 5-4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6oJdjSo0cA

Sidney Crosby vs Roberto Luongo - Penalty Shot in Overtime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIelH-Fkt4U

Lu robs Pavol Demitra in 2010 Olympics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFt9B35p0EQ

Lu joins 2010 Paralympic torch relay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9BoEj2nplo

Lu robs Jaromir Jagr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrZm_GaFZZo

Lu robs Jack Johnson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6yhgaER9q8

Lu robs Ryan Smyth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMockQnE9jE

Lu robs Ben Eager
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvyqkYmJWHg

Lu robs Brian Campbell in 2011 playoffs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j1sIMz-ufM

Lu goal line save in OT against Sam Ganger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3WQHbKzKTg

Luongo & Schneider - The Shocking Truth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEmfQh2Q6MY

Fix You: Roberto Luongo Tribute
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7ejhRPZvSk

2014 Roberto Luongo Tribute I Say Something. Bye Lu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOFpPjiJQHE

We didn’t always treat you well Lu, but you always gave us a chance to win. When the offence dried up, you bailed us out. When the defence collapse, you stole games. And sure you let those last minute goals in at times but hey you always had a flair for the dramatics and made the games a lot of fun to watch. Thanks for all the memories Lu and as we part ways I just really want to say all the best Lu. All the best. We won’t be the same without you.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker