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Roberto Luongo’s Captaincy Had Merit, but Was Just Too Much for a Goaltender

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

As Roberto Luongo sat on the visitor’s bench in the United Centre shortly after the Vancouver Canucks were eliminated from the playoffs in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, he had a look of remorse etched underneath the mask still securely fastened to his head.

Unable to genuinely acknowledge the savvy of a young, fresh, and perhaps legitimate contender in Chicago in the post-game handshake, Luongo was left with thoughts of self-loathing.

"I think I let my teammates down tonight," Luongo said to a group of reporters. "It's something that's going to take a while to get over."

Of course, the way in which he con...

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