Even before the horn at GM Place officially ended the Canucks’ season Tuesday night, a dejected fan placed Roberto Luongo for sale on Craigslist:
“Sulking, belligerent and grossly over-rated goaltender who can’t stop a beach ball, seeks new gig,” reads the notice posted at 8:47 p.m., as Game 6 in the NHL playoff second-round series wound down to a painful end.
The “job wanted” ad was posted with the headline “Goalie will play for pasta, hair gel and $7.5 million,” and left no doubt about who this fan blamed for the Canucks’ performance Tuesday.
“I promise to be the same self-absorbed bad team guy I have always been. Pay me my $7.5 M annual salary no matter how bad I play,” it read.
“I will be golfing tomorrow and every day for quite some time.
“You can still reach me on my hotline: Louie 1-555-SUCK.”
Hey, I dont’ really care about the Canucks. As long as we’re all in a agreement that BobbyLou did a better job than Chubby Marty at the Olympics and we can partially thank him for bragging rights for the next four years, I’m a happy person.