Not two years ago, Roberto Luongo was one of the best goaltenders in the game. He was, if not beloved by Vancouver, at least embraced as the man most responsible for making the Canucks a Cup contender. But something weird happened. He fell out of favor, even before the Canucks fell in a Game 7. This tends to happen in hockey-crazy cities like Vancouver, but the turnaround was startling. In no time, Luongo was being mocked for his head-clearing walks in the park, and becoming the butt of "overpaid" jokes on the local news.
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