Roberto Luongo has put up some pretty strong emotional walls around himself, which is understandable given how his off-season went completely off the rails when Mike Gillis traded Cory Schneider at the draft. The only thing we heard from Luongo was that he “needed some time,” which is red flag in most relationships.
Of course the relationship was strained. We had spent a year insulting him, mistreating him, and seeing a younger goaltender on the side. It was only this last season that Canucks fans seemed to realize what they were about to be missing, as his stint as Cory Schneider’s backup seemed to rekindle the love affair Vancouver had with Luongo. Suddenly, we were all filled with regret, but there seemed to be nothing we could do about it. Luongo was gone and he was never coming back.
Schneider’s trade meant that we had a chance, however, and we needed one last grand gesture to show Luongo how we really feel. Like John Cusack in Say Anything, we turned to the power of music. Unlike John Cusack, we wrote our own dang song, because really, put some effort in Cusack.Continue Reading —›