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Ex-Canucks night in Florida: Luongo vs. Schneider, and Tallon bobbleheads

Mar 14, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

Fans of former Vancouver Canucks should pay close attention to tonight’s Panthers-Devils game in Florida.

The goaltending matchup will feature ex-Vancouver goalies Roberto Luongo (now with the Panthers) and Cory Schneider (now with the Devils) — which, as many have pointed out, is a pretty amusing considering the two were Canucks teammates just nine months ago.

Here’s front page imagery from the Panthers website:

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You’ll notice in the middle of that advert that tonight is also Dale Tallon bobblehead night.

Tallon, of course, was the first-ever draft pick in Canucks history, taken second overall at the 1970 NHL Entry Draft. Tallon proceeded to spend three years playing in Vancouver, scoring a career-high 17 goals in his sophomore campaign while representing the Canucks at the 1971 and ’72 All-Star Games.

Per the Panthers’ Instagram account, here’s what the Tallon bobblehead looks like (next to the Brian Skrudland bobblehead, which will be given out on April. 4):

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These are the final two bobbleheads in Florida’s season-long commemorative bobblehead giveaway series. Other Panthers bobbleheads included the John Vanbiesbrouck bobblehead, the Pavel Bure bobblehead and the Scott Mellanby bobblehead, all of which ensured I just set an unofficial record for most uses of the word bobblehead in a single post.

Bobblehead.

  1. sabatimus - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    The gift that keeps giving.

  2. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    You left out Ed Jovanovski….he’s an ex-Canuck as well :(

    And the reason why he’s an ex-Canuck is due to Luongo getting traded to Vancouver in the first place.

    • Mike Halford - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      I’d originally written something about Jovo, but it ended up getting in the way of my bobbleheadin’.

  3. wishingtonredslur - Mar 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Why are the Panthers giving away former Canucks bobble-heads? Did they get caught smoking crack like bobble-head Rob Ford?

    • swenny19 - Mar 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      Tallon is Florida’s GM

  4. alicesrightfootesq - Mar 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    I don’t know what the record is for teams that have swapped the most players, but you could field a decent team from the list of players Florida & Vancouver have shipped across the continent.

    • vanindeed - Mar 14, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      Could field a real bad one too.

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Mar 16, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    Did you just say meow officer?

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