Tell you what, find a single shred of evidence to support that statement, and then I'll debate. I've looked through playoff boxscores from the past several seasons and I disagree.
So you couldn't find any examples and you now demand that I show you one? Here's the thing: I don't need statistics to know that Luongo shit the bed in three consecutive playoffs. Neither does anyone who watched the games.
And how does looking through box scores (LOL) from the "past several seasons" have anything to do with the truth of this statement: No "all-time great" was lit up in the playoffs three seasons in a row while playing in front of one of the best defensive team in the league. Are you trying to suggest that Luongo is an all-time great, or remotely comparable to one?
Are you really trying to show me ONE series of stats from two goalies who WON A CUP in the last three seasons to disprove my assertion that no goalie has been shelled like Luongo in the LAST THREE PLAYOFFS? As in three in a row? Reading comprehension please. What Luongo's statistics fail to reflect is that he melted down in elimination games badly three years straight. But again, most objective viewers who actually watched the games would have ascertained that already. Luongo fluctuates from a stretch of good games to horrible games in the playoffs... and the horrible ones usually occur when it's win or go home time.Hm, ok howabout former Cup winner Antti Niemi in round 3, giving up 4.2 GAA in a 5 game loss to Vancouver? Or prior cup winner Fleury choking away a 3-1 series lead while posting a 3.14 GAA and bowing out in the first round? Since you probably aren't aware, Luongo finished the postseason, in spite of what you see as an inordinate number of blowouts, with a 2.56 GAA in 25 games. His GAA in the finals was 3.28 or so, pretty close to Fleury's.
Are you actually demanding I show you evidence that Luongo looked like shit in the preseason? Really? You didn't watch any of his games, did you? Box scores. LOL. I don't put any stock in the preseason and expected Lou to get off to a shaky start like he always does, but since you want to trot out Schneider's preseason stats, I have to once again infer... you didn't watch either of Lou's preseason games. Did you.If that is your point, please make it and support it with evidence. I have looked at pre-season box scores so I know the answer, have you?
Agreed.I admit, I am a fan and I am biased. And you can probably tell, I could write puff pieces on Luongo all season long that are supported by stats that I cherry-pick.
No, but they often rely on common sense to come to the conclusion that Luongo doesn't get it done in big games. I don't need to look up Lou's stats in elimination games over the last three years to know that he has struggled.My problem is, Luongo detractors never rely on stats or evidence and discard all opinions that run counter to their own as blind fanboyism.
What it really comes down to is this: you are apparently satisfied with Luongo's performance in the playoffs over the last three seasons. Otherwise there is nothing to argue here. I, and the majority of most fans and experts, am not satisfied. If Lou's performance has been good enough for you, great. I have never claimed Luongo isn't a very good goalie. I have asserted that he is a shitty playoff goalie who, despite playing in front of great teams, has failed to deliver when it really matters.