Blog Entry

Roberto Luongo would take back Thomas comments

Posted on: August 17, 2011 5:25 pm
Edited on: August 17, 2011 7:24 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Roberto Luongo would like a mulligan.

He'd probably take one for the entire postseason (specifically the Chicago series after which he had a hard time recuperating his image), but his remarks this week were regarding his comment about Tim Thomas during the middle of the Stanley Cup Final.

"If I could do it again, I wouldn't say it," Luongo said in an interview with Radio-Canada.ca. "I didn't want to create the buzz that it did. After the fifth game, I had never been so emotional and I got carried away."

You remember it, when Luongo was pumping Timmy's tires?

After Thomas was caught too high in the crease, leaving the net open for Maxim Lapierre on a rebound off the back board to score the game-winning goal, Luongo was asked his thoughts on the Thomas' style.

"It's not hard [to stop] if you're playing in the paint," he said in his postgame conference. "It's an easy save for me, but if you're wandering out, that's going to happen."

He followed it up to admitting that Thomas makes saves that Luongo won't, too. It was a sound bite that drew an incredible amount of attention, but I was never exactly sure why. It was rather harmless, especially considering Luongo was asked to comment on it, he didn't just offer it at his own volition. Nonetheless, it hung over the Finals for Games 6 and 7, both Boston wins.

If you want to hear the whole interview, you better understand French. If so, here's where you can listen.

H/t to ESPN Boston

Photo: Getty Images

For more hockey news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnHockey and @BrianStubitsNHL on Twitter.

Comments

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Roberto Luongo would take back Thomas comments

You know what? I Probably wish I bagged that chick or 2 extra that I could have back in my high school days, but I didn't...this isn't back to the future.I really hope this guy has been training all summer so when he comes back this season he doesn't embarass his team in crunch time,Again and Again..and Again.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Roberto Luongo would take back Thomas comments

Innocent comments are taken by pseudo journalists and twisted. Luongo has had his ups-and downs. He went from Olympic hero, to Stanley Cup goat. That tends to humble a person.

I'm sure classy Tim Thomas understands. After game 7 in the hand-shake line, he was extremely effusive in his praise for Luongo. Robert is a good goalie and seems like a good egg as well.



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Roberto Luongo would take back Thomas comments

Another case of "foot in mouth" disease. It runs rampant in sports.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com