Canucks to give away bobbleheads of Luongo sitting on the bench
on Mar 25, 2013
For the upcoming April 22 home game, the Canucks have announced the first 10,000 fans will receive a bench-sitting Roberto Luongo bobblehead. It’s a rare move as typically teams create action bobbleheads touting player experience and skill. However, the Canucks found that fans would relate more to a Luongo bobblehead that represents where he spends much of his time with the team, sitting on the bench, watching the game.
“Even if Luongo starts a game, he usually gives up a flurry of goals and gets pulled anyway so we felt the fans deserved an accurate portrayal of our inconsistent goalie,” said Trent Carroll, EVP of Sales & Marketing for the Canucks. And fans are loving the idea. Talks of waiting in line hours early to ensure a bobblehead in hand are trending on Twitter with hashtag #LuongoBenched.
“Seeing Luongo with his mask on in a goalie stance just doesn’t feel right,” said one Canucks fan. “People wouldn’t recognize which bobble it is. I’m looking forward to waiting in line at the game for a bobblehead showing off what Luongo does best. And a benched Luongo is how he can best contribute to our team.”
Vancouver fans are hoping this is the start of many new realistic bobblehead giveaways such as a double-bobble of the Sedin twins flopping, or a Ryan Kesler bobblehead on his butt after an opponent jukes right past him.