Roberto Luongo’s New Johnny Canuck Mask
At least Roberto Luongo hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
If only Canucks fans could find a similar sense of perspective when it comes to the Vancouver goaltender.
Booed by the home fans during Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to the Rangers, and ripped repeatedly on sports radio ever since, Luongo broke out a new mask prior to Thursday’s game against Nashville, joking it was “a couple weeks late, just like my game.”
While that game has, by his own admission, always been a little off in October, there’s nothing wrong with Luongo’s new Marlene Ross-painted lid, which brings back a new version of the Johnny Canuck character he has used on past masks.
“I wanted to bring a bit of everything that I’ve had since I’ve been here, the Johnny Canuck back on the top and a vintage look,” Luongo said of the decision to leave his new lid, which features “Canucks” on the left side and “Vancouver” on the right with a matte finish, rather than the usual high gloss, an idea he credits to his brother in law.