Scintillator wrote: Rumsfeld wrote:
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.
Sad, but empirically true.
Actually, with one exception (a huge, colossal, exception of Stanley Cup Final Game 7 proportions) it is completely untrue.
Luongo put up his best games in this past playoff run when a loss would have put the Canucks behind in their series or eliminate them entirely, right up to that last game.
I'm not trying to say that Luongo shouldn't have taken a long look in the mirror after this spring's playoff run - I'd like to say he needs to improve but I don't know if that's in the cards - but if you want to have a discussion about how Luongo actually performed instead of how you feel like he performed then these generalizations don't help matters.
The fact is, Luongo's stinkers generally came when the Canucks had a chance to put an opponent away or take a stranglehold in a series; go back and look, except for the last games all of Luongo's terrible nights allowed the opponent back into the series.
If he had come through in those games maybe the extra rest might have made the difference in the finals. Who knows.