Ranted: Luongo deserves better
The fact that I have to come out of semi-retirement to Rant about this subject AGAIN, means that yes, Canucks Nation, you’ve done it again – you’ve embarrassed the smarter half of our fan base and, not too unlike the riot, have forced the rest of us to try to repair damages done and gain back some of our dignity.
It’s already hard to be a Canucks fan, and holy hell, you guys aren’t making it any easier for the rest of us.
Shame on every single one of you who jeered/cheered when Luongo was pulled last night for Schneider. If there was a badge earned for being a Canucks fan, this is the point where it’d be torn off your jacket.
Yes, you’re allowed to be a critic – that’s a part of being a fan. But it’s one thing to be a critic, and another to be an idiot.
Being an embarrassment and doing classless things isn’t exactly welcomed with open arms by those with more intelligence than you.
You humiliated us and our city across the NHL last night.
Sound familiar? *cough June cough*
As my friend Justine of Canucks Corner pointed out, this city has TWO world-class goaltenders, one older, one just starting out, and we’re damn lucky to have both of them. Some hockey markets don’t even have one at the moment.
Ohhhh, but I forgot…It’s Vancouver. Nothing and no one is ever good enough for you, which is why this is known as a “goalie graveyard,” and which is why, in my opinion, you don’t deserve the likes of Roberto Luongo.
It’s a spoiled fan base that has the grapefruits to boo/jeer a goaltender the likes of Luongo, a goalie who got his team within AN HOUR of winning the Stanley Cup, who’s a Vezina finalist and who won Canada the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics when Brodeur couldn’t. And yes, HE is the reason Canada got to the Final – remember the last 10 minutes of the game against Slovakia when Luongo stood on his head with a hungry Pavol Demitra barraging him? (RIP Pavol). Yeah, Sidney Crosby wasn’t the one making incredible back-to-back saves until the clock wound down – that was all Luongo.
But again, it’s much more convenient for some to simply forget the facts and just start yelling things that don’t make sense, like Brick Tamland: LOUD NOISES!
Seriously, I never thought I’d see the day when Canucks fans have surpassed Habs fans in terms of being embarrassing, but it seems, especially after the riot, that this is the season for that. Canucks fans used to mock Montreal for their fickleness and mistreatment of Carey Price, now it’s like looking in a mirror. In fact, I think Canucks fans are worse.
We should get some sort of medal that says, “Most Undeserving Fans in the NHL.”
Last night, some were trying to tell me that if the Canucks won a Cup this year with Luongo in net, that the fans would lay off him, but at this point I’m not buying that. With how bi-polar a huge chunk of the fan base is, all it would take (after this supposed Cup win) for fans to turn on him again would be a mediocre month of October before the “Trade Luongo” hysteria started all over again.
Really, it’s not farfetched.
All I know is it has to stop.
You guys doing this, you have to seriously cut it out, and if you can’t, at least try to hold in your boos and have some class while on national television. If you don’t see or understand why this type of behaviour has made headlines across the country in a very negative way, then you need to stand in front of a mirror and take a lonnnnggggg look at yourselves. (Editor’s note: In case you missed it, Bob McKenzie on TSN last night also called out Canucks fans for cheering the pull. I believe his exact words were, “the melodrama capital of Canada”. – J.J.)
To the rest of the fan base who know it takes an entire team to win the Cup, hang in there. I know ignoring these “fans” is like trying to ignore Lloyd Christmas doing the most annoying sound in the world all day, but you just need to put your earplugs in and bear it.
The Canucks are an amazing team, one of the best in the NHL, and it wouldn’t be that way without all of what Roberto Luongo has put into it.
Final thought: Why are these “fans” so prevalent nowadays? Are less-intelligent fans breeding at an alarming rate and their offspring are overrunning the city?
If this is the case, the rest of us need to sit down and talk to UBC about inventing some sort of sterilization process to put an end to this, because this is getting ridiculous.
I think Bob Barker would agree: please, have dumb fans spayed or neutered.