Is it just me or has Roberto Luongo actually gained more popularity during this whole situation? The guy has handled it very well and seems to have come out of his shell a bit if you pay attention to his Twitter. His interview for the fake season was hilarious, and you can tell the genuine personality that cares about this city and his team mates. I like Lou more now than I ever have. I was all for moving on, but I honestly wouldn't mind seeing him back for awhile and holding out for the best deal possible, instead of rushing a bad deal just for the sake of getting it done. I get the impression it's not an issue in the lockeroom so really its the fans and media that would make it a distraction, which at the end of the day shouldn't matter.
I wonder if any Luongo haters out there have had a bit of change of heart towards the guy?
I would agree. I have not been a huge Lou fan bec of a view of Ego, attitude etc. And on top of that we have a great one behind/well now in front of him. And from his media comments the ego issue doesn't really appear to be there...
That being said, the way he's handled this situation, the media, fans etc really speaks volumes to his character, the type of man he is. Agree with everything you've said, and I think this situation oddly, may have made him alot more mentally tough. Will be interesting to see how he handles pressure games going forward.
After dealing with all of this crap you have to wonder if the mental side of his game actually might improve bec of it. I am still a believer that we continue to go with Schnieds but I certainly have alot of respect for Lou and it is too bad we couldn't find a way to keep both.
He lifted this team from the basement to the penthouse, we fickle fans shouldn't forget that. He is the best goalie we've had in a Nucks uniform in history and he deserves the fan's and media's respect, because that's certainly what he's given to us.
Edited by BuretoMogilny, 30 October 2012 - 11:33 AM.