Fan Fuel: Thomas takes Luongo’s ‘dream job’

Fan Fuel's James Hunt with a tongue-in-cheek take on Tim Thomas taking Roberto Luongo's dream job, starting goalie for the Florida Panthers.


It’s not a state secret that Vancouver Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo would have welcomed a deal back to his former team, the Florida Panthers. It’s also not a state secret that Luongo and fellow goalie Tim Thomas have a colourful history together the last few seasons.

As most fans know, Luongo spends his offseason in Florida, his wife and her family are from Florida, he still has legions of fans in Florida and the bottom line is, after all the nonsense that went on over the past two years, Florida would have been a great place for Roberto to “get away from it all.”

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But no, thanks to a contract that not even a homeless hit man would take on, Roberto found his way back to Van-City.

And now, word comes out that none other than ex-Bruins Vezina man, Tim Thomas, has accepted a try out for those same Florida Panthers.

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the Roberto household!

“First the guy doesn’t wanna pump up my tires, then he takes away my Stanley Cup ring, then he wins the Connie Smythe Trophy and NOW, he’s gonna steal my dream job in Florida!”

“Oh… that Timmy Thomas. I really hate that guy.”

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