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Luongo to take a ‘break’ from Twitter

Mar 21, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

Florida goalie Roberto Luongo (a.k.a. @strombone1) is going “to take a little bit of a break” from Twitter after a couple of his tweets during a particularly tough Canucks loss were taken “the wrong way” by some people, including at least one high-collared TV commentator.

In an interview with the Vancouver Sun, Luongo said the three things he tweeted during his old team’s 6-1 loss in Dallas on March 6…

…weren’t meant to be malicious.

“It was mostly making fun of myself and I felt bad for [Canucks goalie Eddie Lack] that game,” he said. “It was nothing about him or his play, I mostly felt bad for him the way the guys were playing in front of him.”

Still, he’s just going to “focus on playing hockey” for now.

  1. pigeonbutt - Mar 21, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Fan of Luo and his humour but I watched the Coach’s Corner in question and have to say I agree with Grapes.

    In summary he said: Yeah you got screwed around by the organization but they honoured your request and sent you exactly where you wanted. Don’t be snippy immediately afterwards – even if it’s in fun there are some very competitive guys on the Canucks who take the team seriously, like Kesler and Bieksa, who don’t need to be kicked when they’re down even more. If your best friend is beating you at a game and he starts the **** talk then you naturally think he’s been a d*ck even if he’s your best bud.

    It was more about respecting the locker room, especially when you should be sympathizing with the guys at their lowest. Not their fault they didn’t start Luo.

  2. stcrowe - Mar 21, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    That’s OK. He plays for Florida, so he can start up again as soon as the regular season ends.

  3. mrpinkca - Mar 21, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Is Duffy gonna keep posting?

  4. sjsharks66 - Mar 21, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Some people ruin all the fun.

  5. chiadam - Mar 21, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    I’ll take a break from caring.

  6. skr213 - Mar 21, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    If I was his employer, I’d lay down some social media rules. He spends way too much of his mental energy on Twitter. I’d want my star goalie to be a bit more internally focused. That’s just me.

  7. blomfeld - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    DEVIL IN DISGUISE ?

    Well that’s hardly the case with Roberto Luongo. In fact, if you want to get down to brass tacks then the simple truth is that Luongo has shown himself to be nothing more than an immature & self-centered ‘egotist’ who’s allowed himself to become intoxicated by his own ‘self-imagined’ greatness and grandeur. I had my reservations about this man from the very day he arrived here in Vancouver almost a decade ago … and now time has proven me right. The bottom line friends is that this pansy marches to only one man’s music and that man goes by the name of Gina !

    Good Riddance to you Loo ! … and ‘FU’ Madoff while you’re at it !

    signed Blomfeld, a loyal King’s fan who still ‘cares’ for the Canucks …

    • sjsharks66 - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      OH! One of my favorite Elvis songs. You got me Blom!

    • valoisvipers - Mar 22, 2014 at 12:25 AM

      Blomfeld, You sure started at a bad time to have a “bromance” with the Canucks but it shows that you are not a “band wagon fan”.

      • blomfeld - Mar 22, 2014 at 1:36 AM

        Friend, I’ve always had a soft spot in me for the underdog, be it hockey or life in general. The Kings were a hideous mess when I ‘signed on’ back in ’73 however two years later they were ‘neck and neck’ with Les Habitants for first place in the Norris !

      • blomfeld - Mar 22, 2014 at 1:39 AM

        Right back at you Sjsharks66 ! :)

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