Roberto Luongo gets 'We Are the World'-style Canucks fan tribute (with video)

 

 
 
 
 
Goalie Roberto Luongo during the Vancouver Canucks practice on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rogers Arena. Luongo will again get the start in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday against the visiting San Jose Sharks.
 
 

Goalie Roberto Luongo during the Vancouver Canucks practice on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rogers Arena. Luongo will again get the start in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday against the visiting San Jose Sharks.

Photograph by: Jason Payne, PNG

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If this doesn't bring Roberto Luongo back to Vancouver, nothing will.

A group of Canucks fans, led by blogger Harrison Mooney, have recorded what they call a "song of healing" for the Canucks goaltender in the hopes of making him feel better about his current situation.

"Big Old Goal", sees the fans trading off lines in the style of USA for Africa's "We are the World" before coming together for the massive, final refrain of "It's a big old goal, and we need you inside it."

The song also features useful advice, such as this line from the chorus: "When you can't find the strength to carry on, just find the strength to carry on." Practical.

But it would appear that the tongue-in-cheek performance got through to Luongo at some level. The funny clip gets an added boost when Luongo himself makes a brief cameo appearance.

 
 
 
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Goalie Roberto Luongo during the Vancouver Canucks practice on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rogers Arena. Luongo will again get the start in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday against the visiting San Jose Sharks.
 

Goalie Roberto Luongo during the Vancouver Canucks practice on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rogers Arena. Luongo will again get the start in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday against the visiting San Jose Sharks.

Photograph by: Jason Payne, PNG

 
Goalie Roberto Luongo during the Vancouver Canucks practice on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Rogers Arena. Luongo will again get the start in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday against the visiting San Jose Sharks.
Harrison Mooney sings in "Big Old Goal".
 
 
 
 
 
 
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