Nuckertuzzi wrote:ukcanuck wrote:Luongo has won 6 playoff series for the Canucks as starter
Cory is 1-5 in playoff starts
Luongo is also 0-6 in his last 6 playoff starts.
You're talking about Cory's first ever playoff starts. Lu's came with a shitload of experience. Not to mention with 2 opportunities to win a Cup and at a start of a couple of 0-0 series openers. Cory's starts? His first ever comes after Lu blows 2 games hideously following a 3-0 series lead, in a loud hostile Chicago building..about the most intense pressure anyone can imagine. His other 5 starts come in similarly desperate situations when the team was down 0-2 in two series, one of which he was thrust in straight off an injury.
Are we seriously going to judge his playoff performance under those circumstances??
Luongo's first ever playoff series he stole from Dallas and carried an under performing Canucks team into the second round. He was amazing. He was equally as good against Anaheim in the second round, and his play was the only reason a few of us kept the candle of hope burning in that round.
If you look at Luongo's meltdowns in the playoffs, almost all of them start with him letting in a goal he should have had and then the team in front of him folds up like a cheap tent and he is completely hung out to dry.
In almost every game in which Luongo has been pulled he returns the following game and the other team wonders what the fuck did they just run into. In every game where he has been lit up and left in he struggles for a few games to regain his confidence. As a related aside, this was one more reason why I think Vigneault needed to go and why he was a big reason Lou was so ready to move on.