dbr wrote:dhabums wrote:
Where'd her glasses go?
Here you go, dbr
Nuckertuzzi wrote:One bad goal but he's still gotta make a few tough saves. Had we lost, the blame really would've gone to AV on this one...it's about learning from the past and recognizing early if if your goalie's on his game or not.
I don't know what's more alarming...the fact coaching staff failed to realize/remember Lu is terrible against the Ducks,..the fact it took the 4th goal to pull him when it was almost too late and when it was clear by his 2nd or 3rd goal that he was off,...or the fact it took almost 5 periods for Schneids to get back into the net after one of the greatest goaltending performances of the year (of which there were many by both goalies mind you) against Dallas.
I'm not exactly calling for the Keenan hook but somewhere between the two extremes is the approach I'm looking for. We might've had a few more points in the standings with these Duck games alone.
Jovocop wrote:Perhaps Luongo should not be blamed on three of the four goals that he gave up. However, he did not make any great saves to give the team a chance. Schneider came in and shut the door rest of the way. Seriously, does anyone think Luongo could have done the same?
dbr wrote:I'm not particularly into your 'it takes Luongo weeks to shrug off a bad goal' narrative, personally I just think that Luongo is airtight when the team in front of him is executing properly, and Schneider seems to be better at shutting the door in more wide open games.
(This is really evident when the team is in a position where they have to open things up to try to get back into a game - personally I think this is what made those SCF losses so ugly, the Canucks got down a couple of goals and then fell right into the trap of playing the way that makes Luongo look worst - high-risk plays that increase the number of odd man rushes surrendered - and when the players getting those chances are speedy guys with quick releases Lou looks even worse.)
Still I agree that the coaching staff need to better identify opportunities to change the course of a game by switching goaltenders - if the Canucks skaters are going to trade chances all night or let players take the puck to the next unmolested then I think if/when Lou falters it's time to make the switch..
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