the toucan kid wrote:Oh look, Luongo can't find the puck once it hits him again.
dr.dork wrote:I didn't see the second goal
Me either but on the radio they said he had no chance as it was deflected in (either by a stray stick or his own player?).
And the question is whether that is an uncorrectable fatal flaw ? The answer is obviously "no". He didn't have a bad game. I didn't see the second goal, but the bobbling the puck syndrome will end eventually.
the toucan kid wrote:The answer is not an obvious no. I don't think you're understanding what I'm trying to say though. Basically Luongo will be very capable of having good and great games, as a good goalie he will win many, but over the course of a long season, and with the ability of teams to hone in on a weakness over a playoff series, Luongo's flaws are going to continue to come up and frustrate. I just don't see him with his current skill set as a guy who can have a game like Price had the other night because the D has to keep the traffic and chances to the outside for him to succeed.
Of course he will frustrate (you), because every time we don't win the cup it will be his fault as far as you're concerned. It is a self fulfilling argument given that only one out of thirty teams win a cup.
He is in the middle of the pack (currently) in terms of any reasonable goalie stat. I will say he will end the season in the top 5.
This reminds me a bit of your "Burrows will never score 28 again" and when Burrows started slow last year you were going on about how he will never have a year even close. Then he winds up with 35. Twins, same thing.
Anyway, we will see where he ends up this year, but my guess is it'll be better than you assume.
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