Roberto Luongo made all of the saves Friday.
But he didn’t make any jokes. How is he ever going to get traded acting like that?
Presumably, he’s saving the one-liners for his twitter account which, if you’re to believe Nick Kypreos, he’s using to sway other general managers to go all in on a Luongo trade.
Of course he is. It’s always the funny guys who can perform at a high level into their late 30s. Who cares that he’s won a gold medal, been a Hart Trophy finalist, and taken a team to the brink of winning a Stanley Cup? Who cares that at age 33 he may be better than he’s ever been?
What owners really want is a player who has the potential to pass Paul Bissonette in twitter followers one day.
By the way, what then is Bissonnette worth on the open market? With his charisma, probably Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozak.
According to Kypreos, Luongo is not a big phony. Not quite. Instead, apparently desperate to be traded, Luongo has turned into a salesman. He overhauled his public image to try and pitch NHL executives, working to convince them that he’s really “a good guy.” You see the difference?
The perception of him has changed, but Roberto Luongo hasn't
Vancouver Province | Feb 24