LuongoGate wrote:This is what truly amazes me. I mean, we were fucking around, saying "watch Lack be the starter" a couple years ago, but its incredible to lose those two goaltending assets in such an asinine fashion.
I can't tell who is to blame more: Luongo or Gillis.
On the one hand, Gillis didn't trade Schneider when Schneider had high value and Gillis has long ago signed Luongo to a lifetime deal.
On the other hand, after playing like dogshit, Luongo immediately after being eliminated by the Kings, only one fucking year after a fucking 15 playoff win season
, said he wants to be traded. Hold on, let's grab the actual quote:
[INDENT]"It's going to be what's best for the team," said Luongo. "Whatever scenario that is, I'm okay with it - whether that involves me being here or not is okay. We've got a lot of potential in this locker room, there's a great core of guys, and the chance to do something special."
"They've got a guy [Schneider] here that is going to be a superstar in this league for the next 10, 12, 15 years," said Luongo. "It is a business and that's the way it goes. I loved being here the last six years. I think my career has really taken off and we did some incredible things. If I'm here in the future, then great. If I'm not, that's good also."
"I don't want to be one of those guys that will stand in the way of anything, I always want to put the team ahead of me and not be one of those selfish guys," said Luongo. "There haven't been any decisions made, but over the course of the next little while we'll talk to Mike (Gillis) and make that decision."
Luongo then did what was worst for the team: refused every trade (like he said he wouldn't) that wasn't to Florida until it had to be Schneider going, then wouldn't man up to his millionaire responsibility by playing for the team he signed his life away to.
So, sure, fuck Gillis, but FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
Luongo. I hope he gets shelled in Florida again but had his confidence destroyed by us and turns out to be a sub-0.900 goaltender.