Per wrote:I wouldn't say stellar, but he was pretty decent; 15-10, four shutouts, 2.56 and .914.
One more win and he would have been the toast of the town.
I wouldn't have brought up the previous two playoffs either if I were trying to Luongopologize. I notice you guys don't like to do that. Unfortunately my memory is not shot to the point that I can't remember them.... something I will try to remedy on the weekend with a nice 18-year whiskey.
It seems to me like the complete and utter duvet-soiling collapse Luongo had down the stretch in 2008 is often omitted from these discussions as well. You remember, the last year we missed the playoffs?
Oh right, right... his wife was preggers. And that never happens to other players.
Not really a relevant comparisson, considering the vast difference in ice time, but his ginger backup had almost identical GAA and SVS%, 2.58 and .915,
Um yeah, let's just leave it at the "not a relevant comparison" part. That was good.
so maybe these numbers reflect the team as much as the goaltenders
Yeah, maybe! Maybe our team just pretty much sucks and all the offensive and defensive records we set last year were a mirage! Maybe it doesn't matter who plays in net because we just suck as a team, despite all the statistical evidence to the contrary!
Or maybe we are an excellent team with a mentally deficient choke artist goaltender, and maybe the majority of questionable goals that Luongo lets in should not be blamed on forwards or defensemen who are usually positionally sound and in between Luongo and the shooter.
And my query about how many games you have seen this year was an honest one, as I remember you mentioning that you missed most playoff and regular season games last year. It just seems like it would be difficult for one to have such a strong opinion on Luongo and the play of the team in front of him if one is chiefly relying on highlight packs for one's information.
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