Way, way back in January, we shared a Roberto Luongo tribute video titled “One Love”. We asked if it was the saddest, most moving Roberto Luongo tribute video ever. At the time, it may have been, although there were two other pretty legitimate candidates in “Apologies” and “Live Forever” (both of which are embedded in the post above).
It was around that time that we got a message from Samir Javer, one of the best Canuck fan video makers around. He told us he was working on a Luongo video that would top all three of them, and that he would push it when Luongo was finally, inevitably traded.
And then on Sunday, Cory Schneider was traded instead.
Unwilling to let his hard work go to waste, Javer reworked his piece slightly, making it less of a tribute to Luongo’s time in Vancouver come to an end and more of a tribute to Luongo in general. Tuesday night, he finally published it. Do yourself a favour and watch it right now.
I can’t believe we almost didn’t see this. It’s incredible.
Granted, at this point, it isn’t Luongo that needs fixing. It’s the relationship between him and the team.
Lyrically, “Apologies” probably sums up the situation more appropriately, what with what’s-his-nose from OneRepublic crooning It’s too late to apologiiiiiize all over the place. That sounds about right, all things considered.
Still, “Fix You” is an excellently constructed tribtue — one of the best I’ve seen — and a brilliant reminder of why I’ll be just fine if Roberto Luongo is back in net for the Canucks this fall. He’s pretty good.