Tony Gallagher was the centre of a bit of controversy this week when he dropped the “diva” bomb on Roberto Luongo. His article titled “Gallagher: Time for Luongo to cut the diva routine” caused more than a little bit of anger towards Gallagher, who I’m sure is used to it by now.
It should be noted that newspaper columnists do not write their own headlines and it’s the headline that is causing most of the fury I suspect. It certainly was an effective way to sell newspapers.
Personally, I think the word “diva” is a little bit too strong for this situation, but Tony Gallagher is mostly right for the rest of his article. The vast majority of the article is dedicated to recapping what has happened during this saga and pointing out that Luongo is not without blame. That’s very much in line with what I said in my article a few days earlier: Don’t cry for Roberto Luongo. I never thought of using the word “diva”, I guess I’ve got a lot to learn about selling blog posts.
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