Shortly after the NHL lockout ended, the Luongo-to-Toronto action heated up. No trade was made, of course, and with the roster moves the Leafs are currently making, it looks like the deal might be falling apart. But, whether or not this oft-rumoured deal ever actually happens, I think we can all agree that the drama surrounding it has been immensely entertaining, especially in the days surrounding Brian Burke’s firing, which was said to be influenced in some way by the whole Luongo mess. You’d have thought we were watching a movie.
Now it is one, as Down Goes Brown and Bloge Salming have teamed up for yet another comedy video, the brilliant, “Luongo Unchained”. The perfect title alone is worth a click, and I promise everything else lives up to that high standard. This thing is wall-to-wall comedy.
“We’re looking for something called ‘above-average goaltending’. However, we have no idea what it looks like.”
There’s so much goodness here I don’t even know where to begin. First of all, Quentin Tarantino trailers are ripe picking for parody, since they’re so uniquely stylized. But DGB and Salming still manage to make the whole thing pop.
I’m not sure what part is my favourite. The shot of Dave Nonis holding the lantern, scanning the Canucks roster until he comes to Luongo at the end. The newspaper headline (“BOZAK TRADED. Luongo also part of deal”). The Mike Gillis jaw drop. And that closing zinger, playing on Django’s menacing, cool “The D is silent”.
“What team did you say you play for?”
“The Toronto Maple Leafs. The D is terrible.”
It’s all so good.Tags: Roberto Luongo, The YouTubes