Jacob Markstrom now has some big pads to fill after the Vancouver Canucks acquired the goaltender from the Florida Panthers in exchange for veteran Roberto Luongo.
How Markstrom, 24, performs for the Canucks remains to be seen, but if his Twitter account (@j_markstrom) is any indication, he shows promise in being as entertaining as Luongo's hugely popular feed (@Strombone1):
There are other striking similarities between the two netminders...
Luongo volunteered a lot of time with Canuck Place; here's Markstrom dancing with a young cancer survivor on his shoulders:
Luongo danced like this:
Markstrom dances like this:
Let's hope Markstrom saves some of that fancy footwork for between the pipes.
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When he laughed off the rivalry with Cory Schneider ...
... by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/15/luongo-schneider-rivalry-tsn-video_n_2884217.html" target="_blank">running him over with a Zamboni</a>.
His toilet humour
Luongo missed the start of double overtime during the 2007 playoffs <a href="http://vansunsportsblogs.com/2013/01/27/behold-the-most-infamous-toilet-in-canucks-history/" target="_blank">because he had to go</a>. Like, really GO. Six years later, he made fun of one of his most embarrassing moments by tweeting a photo of a toilet from the dressing room in Anaheim's Honda Center: "And this is where the magic happened...... #anaheim #playoffs2007 #squirts"
When he cuddled up to Ryan Kesler in an ugly Christmas sweater
When he called Scott Oake a "milt" on TV
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/10/roberto-luongo-cbc-after-hours-afterhours-milt_n_2655408.html" target="_blank">Milt</a> is fish sperm.
When he shared the depths of his soul in poetry readings
All the time he gave supporting Canuck Place
Luongo visited sick children and their families at the hospice and also <a href="http://www.canuckplace.org/news_events/media_centre/index/articles1310.php" target="_blank">filmed several public service announcements</a>.
That awesome curling rock hat
Giving away his stick after some games
But mostly, when he danced like this
Don't ever change, Lu.