RoyalDude wrote:Our biggest strength was apparently our goaltending and they shit the bed for us two playoffs in a row.
Are you suggesting we lost the last two first round series because of goaltending? Because you're taking revisionist history to a new level if that's the case.
No, but according to everyone and the moon our biggest strength was our goaltending, built from the rear out. We had a lot of money invested there, A LOT, cause apparently they were worth it and KEY to our success. In which successful they were not, that is unless you don't mind the first round exits two years in a row (in 4 straight games to the sharks) and are quite content with the much ballyhooed Presidents Trophy and no Stanley Cup 43 years running. Anyhow, it only proves, at least to me it does, that investing a large amount of a teams payroll in the nets really isn't all that and that some GM's, I think more than a few, may agree and may think that all they need is a Brobovsky combined with a defensive specialist coach who can convince his team to play the modern game of collapsing as a five man unit around the net. If it's Team Defense and coaching that wins, why spend a fortune on goaltending? A FORTUNE?
The long and short of it, Luongo isn't playing elite level goaltending, enough to justify a GM wanting to take on such a big long contract on a goalie who is 34 years old in Cap era hockey where the league just tightened the screws of the lid.
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