Despite months of superb goaltending, some fans just don’t seem willing to cut Roberto Luongo any slack. His (and the team’s) rough start against the Sabres on Saturday reignited the old goaltender debate in some corners. Heck, it didn’t even take a bad start by Luongo for the Team 1040 to ask which goaltender should get the start in the playoffs in their daily poll question just over a week ago.
On Saturday I wrote a post about how our perception of players changes the more we see them. Because Luongo gets more starts than Schneider and has been playing in Vancouver for a longer period of time, Canucks fans are far more aware of his flaws than they are of Schneider’s. But that argument likely won’t sway everyone, which means it’s time for something more flashy and visually stimulating.
It’s time for a fan video. Fortunately for us, KingOfTheIce71 made a great one.
This is a stellar montage of some of Luongo’s most sterling saves. It’s also very well-edited to go with the song, which has a thoroughly appropriate theme. As Henrik Sedin says in the video’s opening, Luongo is “under the microscope every day in this city” and he has been standing alone under that microscope for 6 years.
And Luongo is willing to take the heat for his performance on Saturday, saying “It’s really too bad Schneids has to take the loss because it should be mine. It’s my job to be there to make those saves.”
His ability to handle the pressure of being a star goaltender in Vancouver should not be underrated.Tags: Amazing Fan Video, Roberto Luongo, The YouTubes