Farhan Lalji wrote:If the Canucks' defense can stay reasonably healthy come playoff time, then I think Lou will play at a superstar level more often, with the 'stinkers' being minimized. (all elite goalies have at least 1-2 stinkers)
My issue with the Luongo criticism doesn't have anything to do with preferring Schneider long-term or criticizing Luongo's poor performances.
What I don't have time for is knee-jerk reactions, hyperbole, unfair criticism and poor arguments.
Such as jeering Luongo (btw, I'd say the same if the blamed any of the team's star players) in game 79, during a 7 game winning streak.
Criticizing Luongo's psyche, personality, and then tying causal links to his relationship with his teammates and the level of effect it has on the team. Granted, some of it is justified. Luongo has come off as fragile on a few occasions, but criticizing him for being a bad teammate and selfish when he's been humbled and much more accountable this year is stupid.
Clamouring for Schneider to get the full time #1 job right now, and being convinced Schneider is infallible.
Saying Luongo is not one of the best goalies in the league based on specific games and playoff success, and then supporting the claim that other goalies, with less experience and even more spotty playoff records are better.
It's about being reasonable, and more often than not, the criticism directed at Luo has been unreasonable.