from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, To the growing legion of Vancouver Canucks fans who have become increasingly obsessed with running down Roberto Luongo, team management has a message for you:
You are wasting your time.
Yes, Luongo is off to another one of his typically shaky starts, and yes, there were a few horrific outings in the Stanley Cup final. But while public outcry has increased exponentially from the bashing he took last spring, team brass is hell-bent on backing their former captain.
“Its unbelievable to us so much can be made about Roberto,” said Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman following a long chat with GM Mike Gillis on the issue.
“To us, this is case of ‘what’s all the fuss about?’ We don’t like what’s out there. For some reason, he’s a lightning rod, but there’s nothing we can do about it.”