‘The talent was always there’ in Florida, says Luongo

The Panthers haven’t fared very well over the last two seasons — finishing 29th and 30th overall in consecutive years — but, according to veteran goalie Roberto Luongo, that lack of success wasn’t due to a lack of talent. “I like it — the talent was always there,” Luongo said in previewing the upcoming campaign, per Vancouver’s Team 1040 radio. “We had a lot of...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Big Cubano hopes to spark Panthers on and off the ice

Nothing goes together better than a Florida Panthers hockey game and munching a Cuban sandwich, sipping a cafecito or Mojito before topping off a victory with a big, fat Cuban cigar. Huh? That may sound a tad incongruous and illegal, given the BB&T Center's anti-smoking regulations and the lack of interest in hockey among South Florida's humongous Hispanic community...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Re-live the Florida Panthers 2013-14 season in 60 seconds

Mid-summer hockey cravings starting to set in? What better way to quench your thirst for Florida Panthers hockey than by re-living the best moments of the team's 2013-14 campaign. From Aleksander Barkov's first NHL goal to the return of goaltender Roberto Luongo, this past season in Sunrise certainly had its fair share of unforgettable moments. With the opening night of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Goaltending future lacks certainty for Florida Panthers

Although you may not find an advertisement for it in the help wanted ads, the Florida Panthers are currently hiring. Goaltenders wanted, apply within. With only two goaltending prospects currently under contract, the Panthers began their annual development camp this week hoping that one of the four goalie invitees -- Sam Brittain, Evan Cowley, Colin Steves and Hugo Fagerblom  -...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Wants Fans To Know He Wasn’t In Net For Brazil

For most of my twitter followers asking……NO I was not in goal for Brasil today……. — Strombone (@strombone1) July 9, 2014 Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo took to Twitter after the Brazil-Germany game to let his followers know that despite some people’s beliefs, he was not in net for Brazil. If you aren’t already, I […] The post Roberto Luongo Wants Fans To Know...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Miller May Have His Ups And Downs In Vancouver

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province, Now with Luongo, Jacob Markstrom, Eddie Lack and Miller all on the payroll, the Canucks are set to spend $9.15 million on goalies next season. Some things never change. Miller does have comfort with Jim Benning, who drafted him. It won’t be easy in Van City. Especially when his backup is set to be the impossible-to...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack Tweets Dinner Request To Ryan Miller, Roberto Luongo Chimes In

The Vancouver Canucks acquired free agent Ryan Miller on Tuesday, giving the goalie a three-year deal worth a reported $18 million. The Canucks haven’t had much success with goalies since trading away Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, and Miller is a consistently good netminder and was the best goalie on the market. Needless to say, that made a lot of Canucks happy. Goalie Eddie...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Miller, Canucks Agree On 3-Year Free-Agent Contract

The Vancouver Canucks want to make the playoffs next season, and they took a huge step toward accomplishing that goal by signing veteran goaltender Ryan Miller to a three-year contract on the first day of NHL free agency Tuesday. Ryan Miller's deal with VAN is three years with an AAV of $6M.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 01, 2014 The Canucks once had the best goalie...
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2014 NHL Draft: Canucks Select Boston College Goalie Thatcher Demko In Round 2

The Vancouver Canucks used their first second-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft to select Boston College goaltender Thatcher Demko. The San Diego native posted a 16-5-3 record with a .919 save percentage as a freshman for the Eagles in 2013-14. He played a key role in BC’s Beanpot title and Hockey East regular-season championship. Demko was ranked at the top goaltender available...
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers draft Aaron Ekblad at No. 1

The Florida Panthers selected defensman Aaron Ekblad with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on Friday. Ekblad was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Most Outstanding Defenseman in 2013-14.  He led all blueliners with 23 goals, finishing tied for fifth with 53 points. From STATISTICS SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A P PIM 2011-2012 BARRIE OHL 63 10 19 29 34...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers have plenty of options with No. 1 pick

The Florida Panthers seem to be an organization that reaches a crossroads every few years. Making the playoffs in 2011-12 should have signified a club turning the corner and creating some forward momentum, but consecutive seasons near the league basement proved that success was short lived. Now the Panthers look fairly far away from true competitiveness despite a core of young players...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Has Fantastic Reaction To LeBron James’ Cramping

First, a little history lesson about Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo. Back in 2007 when Luongo was a member of the Vancouver Canucks, he found himself doing battle against the Anaheim Ducks in the Stanley Cup playoffs. On May 3, the Canucks and Ducks were headed for overtime, and Luongo found himself battling some intestinal turmoil. The two teams took the ice for the extra...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers have elite talent in Luongo, but goaltending depth lacking

During Roberto Luongo's introductory press conference in March, a reporter asked if the veteran looked forward to mentoring the Florida Panthers' younger netminders. Luongo, not really up-to-date on the franchise's system, responded cautiously before looking to GM Dale Tallon for help. "You're it, baby," Tallon said, pretty much summing up the Panthers&...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo takes his rightful place on TSN's hockey panel

With all of the craziness in the sports world this week this video got swept under the rug here at RedZone. Now that Donald Sterling is gone, we present you with this great video from TSN...Roberto Luongo is "The Panel Intern".For those of you Americans who don't get TSN, their hockey panel consists of James Duthie (left), Bob McKenzie (right), and a rotating group...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Stars As TSN ‘Panel Intern’ In Hilarious Spoof (Video)

Roberto Luongo is not playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in six seasons, so with some free time on his hands, the Florida Panthers goaltender spent the week on the TSN panel as an analyst. Tonight was my greatest playoff performance ever....... #tsnpanel— Strombone (@strombone1) April 28, 2014 But before the netminder was bestowed the “analyst” title, Luongo...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Panthers fire interim coach Peter Horachek

Florida Panthers vice president and general manager Dale Tallon announced Tuesday that interim coach Peter Horachek has been fired. “Peter worked very diligently since taking over as interim head coach in November, but at this time we feel that a fresh approach and a new direction is needed behind our bench,” Tallon said. “We will immediately begin an extensive search for...
Via Sports-Glory
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Roberto Luongo, TSN Intern

Roberto Luongo as the TSN Intern and a cast of thousands also playing themselves.  
Via Kukla's Korner
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TSN Films - The Panel Intern: Roberto Luongo

TSN's hockey panel has released another great spoof, starring Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo and his former teammate, Jamie McLennan. Their short films never disappoint. s/t to Captain Canada for getting this up so quickly. Related:TSN Films - The Ultimate BackupTSN Films - Panel Hangover
Via Talk Hockey
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo live-tweets his untangling of daughter's toy

Roberto Luongo pretty much gave up on the prospect of playoffs when he was traded back to the Florida Panthers last month. So, with the Panthers now done for the summer, how has Bobby Lu been spending his offseason? Well, judging by the goalie’s always stellar Twitter account, it’s been pretty eventful so far. First, he took some time Tuesday night to live tweet the NHL draft...
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo Live-Tweets His Struggle To Untangle Daughter’s Toy

The Florida Panthers did not make the playoffs this year, so that means Roberto Luongo gets to spend more time with his family. That also means that, instead of manning the pipes in Stanley Cup postseason games, Luongo’s biggest challenge involves untangling his young daughter’s toys. The goaltender took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to document his struggles with a giant...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Goalie Roberto Luongo Struggles With Broken Water Bottle

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo has seemed to enjoy his time back with the Panthers since being traded and has been more lively with the fans. On Saturday night, fans got a kick out of Luongo struggling with a broken water bottle, which sprayed everywhere but in his mouth. Some solid comic relief for a team that has struggled all year. [YouTube] The post Panthers Goalie Roberto...
Via Diehardsport
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Roberto Luongo's new Florida Panthers mask

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo unveiled his new mask today versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. Read more about it on Puck Daddy.
Via Talk Hockey
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo’s New Panthers Mask Is Pretty Hawt

via @MarkHMasters Since being traded to the Florida Panthers from the Canucks at this year’s NHL trade deadline, Roberto Luongo has used the mask he last wore in his previous stint with the Panthers from 2000-2006. On Thursday, however, Luongo debuted a new mask he’ll likely wear from here on out. The Panthers, already eliminated from playoff contention, only have two games remaining...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Roberto Luongo misses game with injury

The Florida Panthers announced right before Tuesday nights' game against the Philadelphia Flyers that their starting goaltender, Roberto Luongo, was scratched due to an upper-body injury.Brooke Novak-Wikimedia CommonsLuongo was a late scratch for the Panthers. He took part in the warm-ups with his team and before the  game started the team announced that he would miss out because...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Luongo won't play on Saturday against Habs

Roberto Luongo will not be in the lineup on Saturday night when the Florida Panthers host the Montreal Canadiens. Luongo left Thursday's game against the Carolina after the first period with an upper body injury sustained in a collision with Hurricanes forward Radek Dvorak.
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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