The Brown Knight wrote:
I don't know......
I think that's kind of a douchebag way of looking at things in my opinion.
The greatest goalie in our franchise history deserves more respect than that.
As much as I dislike the Calgary Flames and their fanbase, those guys showed a lot of support and well wishes to Iginla when he played on the Pens/Bruins.
Leaf fans did the same to Sundin when he came to Vancouver.
By and large I appreciate Luongo. He did some really good things here. He is far and away the best goaltender this franchise has ever had, and we had some of our best years as an organization with him backstopping us. We would not have had our recent success without him.
That being said, Sundin and Iginla never requested trades out of town.
Maybe not wishing Luongo luck in the rest of his career is a douchebag way of looking at things, but the following things Luongo did really pissed me off:
- Saying "my contract sucks" and then crying on TV because he wasn't traded. Yeah, that's really going to improve your trade value. Get over yourself and enjoy those fat paychecks you agreed to in good faith.
- Refusing to do interviews in the summer after Schneider was traded. I guess he was too bummed about being forced to play some more in Vancouver.
- Tweeting "Whether he wants to go or stay, he's not going anywhere. We all know how this script ends #canucks." in regards to the Kesler trade rumors. This comment seemed self-centered and petty, especially in light of Kesler's teammates saying Kesler told them he doesn't want out.
- Tweeting "#prayforeddie" and "I'd put Thing 4 in for the 3rd period." during the Dallas game. Really professional stuff there.
Maybe I overvalue professionalism, but Luongo has come off as a selfish drama queen to me.