“I will believe where all those before me have doubted. I will always endeavour to uphold the prestige, honour and respect of my team.”
That was the motivational speech Roberto Luongo would listen to on repeat as he strolled Vancouver’s seawall.
Jason Botchford summarizes what may have been the goalie’s finest moments in his career, proving Luongo is a class act.
“It may have been different than than his 17 overtime saves against San Jose in the playoffs, Game 7 against Chicago, or his 2007 postseason. But it was no less memorable.
“That’s because it was about more than the game. It was about friendship. It was about class, unselfishness and putting ego aside. It was about maturity, and mutual admiration. And it was about the team, above all else.”