Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Uncle dans leg » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:30 am

dbr wrote:Question: do Luongo's media relations over the summer even matter?

I mean, those of us who logged into a god damned hockey talk message board multiple times during the month of August might think so. Tony Gallagher and the other members of the media who did their jobs and attempted to manufacture controversy out of it seem to think so.

But is there any actual, real world repercussion to declining to be interviewed (about hockey) for a couple of months during the offseason? Did season ticket renewals fall through the floor, did the team go into a rebuild because they thought they'd be without a goalie, did anything of consequence happen at all?

Honestly other than adding another notch to the belts of those keeping careful count of Luongo's media gaffes over the years, did anything come of this?

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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Madcombinepilot » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:55 am

It's been so long since the vancouver media and fair weather fans have run a goalie out of town, they must feel some primal urge to have a run at Lu...

Come to,think of it, the first goalie the haven't run out (in the last decade or so) is Lu, so this is like a mulligan on their part! They should be thanking Gillis for a second shot at him!
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Meds » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:50 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:It's been so long since the vancouver media and fair weather fans have run a goalie out of town, they must feel some primal urge to have a run at Lu...

Come to,think of it, the first goalie the haven't run out (in the last decade or so) is Lu, so this is like a mulligan on their part! They should be thanking Gillis for a second shot at him!
Is McLean pretty much the only starting goaltender in the last 20 years that the media HASN'T run out of town?

Schneider doesn't count, he was only the starter for like 30 games

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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Madcombinepilot » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:30 am

Not sure we can even say McLean wasn't run out..

The guy was pretty distracted after ole Brownie started banging his wife... And at the end, he had to go..

In a way, he was the start of 'The Graveyard'
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Tciso » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:30 am

Madcombinepilot wrote:Not sure we can even say McLean wasn't run out..

In a way, he was the start of 'The Graveyard'
It makes you hope that the scouting department does their homework, and recommends a goalie who isn't a headcase before we draft/trade/sign them. What am I saying. All goalies have some screws loose. That is what makes them goalies.

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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Kowch » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:53 am

Tciso wrote: It makes you hope that the scouting department does their homework, and recommends a goalie who isn't a headcase
Goalies that aren't headcases? What? They make them that way? ;)
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Madcombinepilot » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:12 pm

Damn it! Now I have to go watch goon...

And if I drink too much, I'll follow it up with Slapshot...
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Cornuck » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:59 pm

Madcombinepilot wrote:Damn it! Now I have to go watch goon...
Yeah, I fired up Netflix yesterday and watched it. Much better than I thought it would be. :)
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Todd Bersnoozi » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:36 am

This one is pretty good too, bollywood meets hockey. :lol:


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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by FAN » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:53 am

I think the Cup run kind of saved Kirk McLean from truly being run out of town. Before the Cup run McLean barely had a season where he was the undisputed #1. Anyone remember Corey Hirsch, Troy Gamble, and even Kay Whitmore? There was at least a time where each of those goalies looked like they were going to take over from McLean.

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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by givemeda411 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:14 am

Mclean was the clear #1 in 87-88, he beat out King Richard and Steve Weeks for the starting role. His stats won't show it because the Canucks were really bad back then. In 89-90 Mclean was a finalist for goalie of the year and attended his first All-Star game. 91-92 Mclean was one of the best goalies in the league that year, was named to the 2nd All star team and lost to Patrick Roy for the Veznia. With all that in mind 94 was no fluke.

Now back to Luongo...

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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:52 pm

givemeda411 wrote: Now back to Luongo...
Oh yeah...
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Topper » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:28 am

Wow.

Media complains that he isn't speaking. Media complains he's speaking to much (to other media houses but not their media house).

How much over analysis do you folks need? What happens if he gives his stick to a ginger kid after be selected first star?
Is he saying so long to Cory?
Is he paying tribute to his captain?
Is he a Willie Nelson fan?
Is he paying tribute to the downtrodden?

Strombone1 will be the starter, he will be fantastic on many nights and not get any credit, he will be great most nights and not get any credit, he will lay an occasional egg and be crucified.
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Strangelove » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:40 pm

Topper wrote: Strombone1 will be the starter, he will be fantastic on many nights and not get any credit, he will be great most nights and not get any credit, he will lay an occasional egg and be crucified.
Which is probably why he wants the hell outta Crazytown. Image
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Re: Luongo and Schneider Revisited (or is it continued?)

Post by Tiger » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:06 am

Credit ?? The Doc wants to call him "Great" :?:
Mondi .. not quite that enthusiastic ...
Luo had 1 .. Great Playoff run.. 12 games in 2007 .. v % .941 :shock:
Hasn't come close to that sv% since
Compare :
Luongo 34
Regular season sv% .919 Playoffs ? .913 Lou's stats drop a little in the playoffs
Giguere * 2 years older
Regular season sv%.913 Playoffs ? .925 Yep.. stats go way up for the playoffs..
When Giguere hit 34 his salary went down to 1.25 mill..
So ? the Canucks made a very bad contract..
and Lou is still a very good .. NOT GREAT .. good .. goaltender

PS Gigi also has a Conn Smyth and a Stanley ring :) and he isn't GREAT !
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