Watch Roberto Luongo tributes with us and laugh, and cry [VIDEO]

This week saw the end of an era. After an incredible run in Vancouver, creating memories that would last a lifetime, and staking a claim to the ring of honour, at the very least; after a big-time trade that saw the Canucks bid farewell to a power forward in the prime of his career to bring in an player that signalled the beginning of a new era, the Canucks officially closed the book on that era Wednesday when they parted with Raphael Diaz.

It’s tough to fully comprehend.

Also Roberto Luongo was traded. People are feeling pretty emotional about it.

It’s amazing to think that, not that long ago, the fanbase wanted him gone. (Remember this sign? Remember this window display?) But things have changed since then. Luongo got good at Twitter, the Canucks got bad at hockey, and suddenly, the paradigm shifted. Now he’s in Florida, and he’ll be missed.

We paid our tribute to Luongo with the Elton John-inspired “Goalie in the Wind“, but we were hardly the only ones. Let’s take a look at a few of the other fan tributes that hit Youtube in the wake of the Roberto Luongo trade.

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Don Falconer leads us off, with an acoustic parody of the Rolling Stones’ Ruby Tuesday. Here’s the very touching “Bobby Lu Day”.

No one knows… where Luongo’s…  Awesome.

Next up: Clay Imoo and Marie Hui. You probably could have predicted that this prolific duo was going to whip something together for this occasion, and they didn’t disappoint, with this Boyz II Men-inspired jam.

Meanwhile, over at TSN, Lester McLean sang the trade deadline, including this song about the Roberto Luongo trade:

Tanbir Rana, pump-up videomaker extraordinaire, puts together this excellent tribute to Luongo, backed by Puff Daddy’s “I’ll be Missing You”:

Finally, let’s all watch “Fix You”, the amazing Roberto Luongo tribute by Samir Javer that was put together for Luongo’s trade last year and almost went to waste. Fortunately, it got a release in the summer, but it seems more pertinent now than ever.

And with that, we are all Knowshon Moreno:

8 comments

  1. madwag
    March 6, 2014

    brought tears to my eyes. we didn’t love him enough and now he is gone.

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  2. TubaNat
    March 6, 2014

    I promised myself I wouldn’t cry…

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  3. Sam
    March 6, 2014

    My favorite Luu vid will always be the Luongo Unchained one.

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  4. Paul from YaleTown
    March 6, 2014

    Just imagine if this city and the teams management treated their superstars / franchise players with respect, privacy and support at even the worst of times.
    This city has had only 1 superstar in Bure and a franchise goalie in Luongo and both players wanted out. That says a lot.

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  5. camwhite
    March 6, 2014

    Man, the fix you video is far and away the best. So many good memories… Not just of Luongo but that whole 2011 team.

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  6. iain
    March 7, 2014

    what mystifies me is this: where are all the people who a 1-2 years ago were saying that Lou was the font of all the canucks’ issues and that he should be traded? why is nobody saying, good riddance to bad rubbish?

    fans are a fickle bunch, for sure.

    NB. if the quality of Lou’s tweets remains at last night’s level, I think i can live with him being back in Miami. but we will sure miss having him here in Vancouver.

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  7. d.bech
    March 7, 2014

    Happy for Luongo to return home and play in front of his home town crowd. He was the whipping boy while he was playing for Vancouver. Congrats on recording another shutout and a win for his team the Panthers. I guess what goes around comes around huh.

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  8. Jake Westcott
    March 10, 2014

    Tanbir Rana had the best tribute but Clayton had the best vid overall!! Both those vids made me shed a tear!! I’ll be missing you..

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