It’s been five days since Mike Gillis surprised everyone, including his goaltenders, by trading Cory Schneider instead of Roberto Luongo. Luongo has yet to speak to the media about the trade, only telling James Duthie that he was shocked and needed some time to “consider his options.”
That has Canucks fans freaking out, worrying that Luongo will refuse to return to the Canucks, leaving the team without a starting goaltender heading into the 2012-13 season. It seems doubtful that it will come to that, but Luongo’s silence has everyone on edge.
Into this tense environment stepped @PlayNowPoker, who is sponsoring Luongo’s entry into the World Series of Poker that is taking place this weekend. Luongo is currently refusing live interviews, clearly wanting to avoid any questions about hockey, but Play Now Sports clearly wants to use Luongo’s celebrity to promote their brand. Their solution? Soliciting questions on Twitter, specifically asking for “poker questions” in hopes of avoiding an onslaught of Canucks-related queries.
Unsurprisingly, that didn’t work, as Canucks fans flooded the hashtag #AskLuongo with questions cleverly (and not-so-cleverly) disguised as poker-related. We’ve collected the best of the bunch.Tags: Poker, Roberto Luongo, The Twitters