As a goalie bound for the Hall of Fame — minus a voter-imposed waiting period for “not winning it all,” no doubt — Roberto Luongo was iconic in two places. He should have been iconic in only one; with a little patience, those other two wouldn’t even be factors.
Flashback to when he was 20 years old. Here’s the AP story...:
Luongo, the Islanders’ first pick and fourth overall in 1997, stopped 43 shots to lead the Islanders past the red-hot Boston Bruins 2-1 on Sunday night.