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Luongo, however, is still joking about Thomas on Twitter

Nov 18, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

Tim Thomas is taking the high road when it comes to Roberto Luongo, which actually ties in nicely to the Vancouver Canucks’ latest Tweet. After all, it’s easier to take the high road with properly inflated tires, right?

Luongo posted the following cheeky tweet on Twitter Monday, with Tuesday’s game between the Florida Panthers and the Canucks in mind:

Does that mean there are hard feelings from Luongo’s side? Probably not, it just means that he’s willing to make fun of anything, especially his old rival.

Thomas shouldn’t feel singled out, though, as the 34-year-old made fun of Ilya Bryzgalov on Nov. 8.

(Ben Scrivens must feel a bit slighted by that one.)

  1. canucks30 - Nov 18, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    In order to endure what Luongo’s had to the last 8 years in Vancouver you need a sense of humour.

    • faulkingallstar - Nov 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      ya poor guy making 7 mil a year to play hockey in one of the nicest cities in the world, hes gone through hell

      • peterjohnjoseph - Nov 19, 2013 at 9:40 AM

        Except for that one time the city literally had a “well, that escalated quickly..” moment, and pulled a full blown riot destroying everything and everyone in their paths after Luongo gave up some bad goals in the finals in 11′.

        I mean, its not like a pressure situation or anything for him there.

    • therealjr - Nov 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      “you need a sense of humor”

      or $90M will suffice.

  2. 19to77 - Nov 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Well-played, Lou.

  3. thomasvanek - Nov 18, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Call me slow but I don’t get it could someone explain

  4. sportsfan69 - Nov 18, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Bye no means, I’m NOT a Tim Thomas fan.

    Roberto Luongo should keep his trap shut. How many Stanley Cups has he won? NONE. Roberto Luongo is like Hendrik Lundqvist, two great regular season stats goaltenders, who can’t WIN the games that matter the most.

    • hockeyflow33 - Nov 18, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      Wait, what? Guys aren’t allowed to joke around?

      You seem like a fun person to be around.

    • lowenni - Nov 18, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      I don’t know what you’re talking about, because Lundqvist is absolutely amazing in both the regular season and playoffs. I still get nightmares thinking his postseason performance against the Caps last season. The reason he hasn’t won the cup is not his fault, it’s his teams, and he’s the best goalie there is.

      Also, I believe that the Luongo’s choking identity is overrated. I don’t think he’s as bad as people believe he is in money situations (see: 2011 playoffs, solid .914 save percentage) (see: Olympics [Canada, 2010])

      • 950003cups - Nov 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

        Marty’s Better

    • nobandwagoners - Nov 18, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      Wow, @sportsfan69 – you REALLY didn’t get Luongo’s joke, did you? I don’t think you really are acquainted with all the history. He’s not making fun of Thomas; Luongo is poking fun at himself. It’s called self depricating humour.

      I’ll spell it out for you. Luongo’s making fun of his reputation as being a mental basket case (“nutty”) and for his mis-understood comments about complimenting the other goal tender (the whole “pumping tires” non-incident that the media went to town on).

    • slysipops - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      i notice the nuckers don’t care for what you pointed out !

    • darksidecowboy - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      You must be the life of the party

  5. 950003cups - Nov 18, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Instead of dragging it on, I’ll explain it to those who didn’t understand the joke.
    After Game 5 of the Cup finals, Thomas was out of position and gave up the game winning goal in a scoreless game putting the Canucks up 3-2 in the series:

    Thomas had come out of the crease to play the shooter on the game-winning goal in the Canucks’ 1-0 overtime Game 5 win that put them up 3-2 in the series. Luongo was asked in the postgame press conference about his thoughts on the goal. “It’s not hard (to stop) if you’re playing in the paint, It’s an easy save for me, but if you’re wandering out, that’s going to happen.”

    The media ha a frenzy and made a huge deal about it. He then tried to water it down with this the next day.

    “I said also that he might make some saves that I don’t, so I was just saying on that particular play I would have played it different and that’s the difference between me and him,”

    “I’ve been pumping his tires ever since the series started and I haven’t heard one nice thing he had to say about me, so that’s the way it is,”

    Hence the tire pump in the tweet.

    • 950003cups - Nov 18, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      So, as you can read, it was pretty funny. And I HIGHLY doubt Tim Thomas didn’t giggle a bit when he heard about the tweet.

  6. slysipops - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    maybe lou is trying to push fun at someone else ….just like he does with his d-men when a puck ( that should have been stopped) get’s by him, and blames them……” ahh i donnoh what they were doin’ ” .after the way he was chumped by his team you would think making fun of someone would be the last of his list of things to do ?

  7. ironmd778 - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    He’s poking fun at himself. Why wouldn’t Thomas get a chuckle out of it?

  8. comeonnowguys - Nov 19, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    His twitter feed never disappoints.

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