GoalieDad wrote:If we set aside all the debates about whether or not Luongo is an elite goalie, worth the money he's paid, or worth his cap-hit ... isn't there at least some credibility to the idea that he is now a full-blown "distraction" for other players, maybe even for management? Surely we can at least agree that he is a source of friction between "team" and a healthy percentage of "fans". I mean, regardless of whether or not you think he SHOULD be a distraction, isn't he a distraction all the same?
So I suppose the question is: At what point is the distraction -- the friction -- something that has to be dealt with? Are we there yet?
I don't think it's a distraction for the team at all.
The team has had "massive" success over the past 5 years. The teams performance both financially and on the ice have never been better.
I think it's a distraction for the fans and media but the team has had nothing but success since Lu arrived.