Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo deserved better than this

Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo told reporters on Wednesday:

Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo told reporters on Wednesday: "My contract sucks." (Reuters)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:07 PM ET

On his phantom twitter account @strombone1, Roberto Luongo commented on the Blue Jays’ 4-1 home opening loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, a game soiled by wild pitches and passed balls.

Tweeted @Strombone1: “Maybe the Blue Jays need a goalie to catch RA Dickey? Just sayin.......”

Maybe @Strombone1 — a.k.a. Luongo — believed he was heading to Toronto in a trade and figured he might moonlight as a catcher for the Jays once he got here. After all, once you’ve plucked a Taylor Hall slapshot out of the air, how hard can it be to snare one of those fluttering Dickey knucklers?

Alas, Roberto Luongo isn’t going anywhere in the near future. Other than that seat at the end of the Vancouver Canucks’ bench, that is.

Thursday is Roberto Luongo’s birthday. As a present, he would have loved to be shipped out of Vancouver to a place where he was wanted, a place where he could be a No. 1 goalie.

The Canucks did try to make him a Maple Leaf.


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