Cornuck wrote:$lacker wrote:Guess we keep forgetting that Gold medal that hangs around his neck where he not only had the weight of Vancouver, but the whole of Canada on his shoulders.
The only difference being that in the Gold Medal game, he had players in front of hm that could actually SCORE.
Boom and there it is, the teams biggest weakness is not goaltending it's the lack of scoring, and so far the only option for MG is to keep every player we have now and fill the rest in with some rookies, along with maybe one more trade. All while hoping Booth and Kesler stay relatively injury free for our 2nd line.
But I hear your complaints UDL, Lu does wear his heart on his sleeve and can succumb to depression like play when he has an off game, but more often than not he plays really well, the best goaltending this team has ever had in it's entirety.
Yes it is unfortunate Burkie really wanted his new rule implented to force a steal of a deal to land Lu, but shit happens and Schneider was forced to be traded instead, so we just have to make the best of it.
I think when push comes to shove Lu will bounce back and be stellar once again for the next five years or so, he can still play even better imo.
I'd compare Lu to Eddie the Eagle in that he gets better with age to a certain point obviously. Luongo is entering his prime years right now with his wealth of experience and knowledge of the game without being too old just yet.
1999 Stanley Cup - 34 yrs old - Dallas Stars
2006 - 41 yrs old - last season with Panthers - retirement.