To say that Roberto Luongo is a scrutinized hockey player is to say it rains a lot in Vancouver. In other words, it doesn’t need to be said.
Ever since the night that Patrick Kane scored a hat trick on Luongo and the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs, Luongo’s legitimacy as a star goalie has been put into question.
It doesn’t matter what kind of statistics he puts up, there are fans that will always disrespect him. In fact, I came up with a list of the five most unfairly disrespected star athletes of our generation a few months ago and Luongo was among those five.
However, the microscope on Mr. Luongo has never been at a higher power than it is right now, so it’s as good a time as ever to remind you that he’s easily the best goalie in Canucks history.
In no particular order, here are seven quick reminders as to why Bobby Lou is the best Canuck ever between the pipes: