Panthers to retire Roberto Luongo’s number on March 7th, 2020

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  1. mymerlincat

    mymerlincat Global Moderator

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    Happy for him and I’m happy that it’s vs Montreal !

    One of the best goalie in the 2000s
     
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    It's great news

    Wished it was January 9th

    Ala Canucks Panthers game
     
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    weastern bias Yer fired Patrick

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    They should have done this when Vancouver was visiting, it would have been hilarious
     
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    This was obvious.

    Wonder if the Canucks will do the same, even with how things ended there.
     
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    Plays 5 seasons for them and gets his number retired?

    Edit: relax, I forgot he played there earlier in his career
     
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    He played 10 full seasons for the Panthers.
     
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    *10 seasons

    - Most games played by a goalie in the Panthers history and by far
    - He’s 4th for most games played by a Panthers player
     
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    Why not against Calgary on the previous Sunday, the 1st for #1?
     
  11. ucanthanzalthetruth

    ucanthanzalthetruth #CatsMightBeComing

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    My god, people born in 2005 are on forums, it's time for me to retire
     
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    My bad. Forgot he pretty much began his career in FLA
     
  13. Deadpool8812

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    Yeah, not the case. Just forgot he began pretty much began his career in FLA
     
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    DudeWhereIsMakar Bergevin sent me an offer sheet

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    Why not verses Vancouver? I mean he is the 1 Panthers player to have his number retired.
     
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    Bobby Lou. I remember thinking who tf is this "Luongo" everyone's ranting and raving about, and then seeing his saves and save%t in those early Florida years. He was incredible.
    Anybody remember Mike Richards in the morning? Look up when Roberto Luongo calls in.
     
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    Karl Eriksson Boring!

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    Fake news
     
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    Good for him! I'm a little surprised his is the first number retired, I would have thought they would at least have retired Mellanby's. But Luongo has been dedicated to that team like no other player really has, so it's a fitting honor.
     
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    I was surprised too but I looked at their all time roster and it's not that impressive in terms of skaters (for guys who have retired). Stephen Weiss leader in games played and assists, I think Jokinen leads them in goals and total points.

    But well deserved for Luongo.
     
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    That seems odd. If anyone I would have thought it would be Vancouver.

    He didn't do much in Florida to have a number retired....
     
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    I know its a newer organization but I feel like the time and accomplishments for a player would be a bit higher for number retirement but if a lot of fans remember him that fondly it's cool and really nice for the player.
     
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    Lu is one of my favorite goalies of all time, but still weird to see him get his number retired when he has a losing record for the team.
     
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    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    His stats were pretty insane for both of his stints with the Panthers, he was one of the franchises first stars, one of the best goalies of the last 20 and he did a lot in the community in Ft. Lauderdale.
     
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    We sometimes forget that Florida has very little to cheer for. I agree, it's a bit weird having Luongos number retired, but the Panthers need something positive to happen, and this is a great way to boost the morale a bit. :)
     
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    Combination of they want to make sure there are enough fans in the building to not have a jersey retirement celebration be a visual disaster from having an empty building, plus with Montreal being his hometown means it will be shown on television in Quebec for his family, plus since it's his hometown, the Montreal fans would be more likely to be extra loud in cheering this celebration on which looks good for the Panthers.
     
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    I would argue he had two, maybe three truly good seasons for Florida. Low standards perhaps and it is what it is... I simply think Vancouver is the team who would be honoring Luongo had they won the Cup in '11.
     

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