Meds wrote:I haven't seen that one yet. Someone actually thinks Torts is going to turn Luongo around? Pfffft.....better quote that.
Are you actually serious?
It was you.
I don't have time to sift through the crap but I believe your exact words were that "Luongo is going to be a very different goaltender under Torts". And it was clearly meant in a positive light.
So do pray elaborate on how Luongo is going to be a better goaltender under Torts, I'm dying to hear it. Unless it wasn't you in which case whatever.
Yeah I don't know what those words mean. Are you in the middle of some kind of aneurysm?If anyone thinks that we would have been better off going the way we have gone even though Lou could have gotten us the same return.....they need psych exam.
Should be interesting to revisit this blindly irrational Luongo love-in later in the season. Wonder if he'll have thrown any teammates under the bus by then...
The funny thing is that I was the biggest Luongo fan on this board the first few years he was a Canuck. My sig was his jersey and the words "it's about fucking time". I think you could have made a case for him being the best hockey player in the world after the 06/07 season. He is without a doubt the best goaltender we've ever had and did some great things for us and I thank him for that. But there is no doubt in my mind that Cory Schneider is a significantly better goaltender today, and will probably be one of the very best for quite some time.
Unlike some of you I cheer for the team and not the multi-millionaires wearing the jersey. Luongo has been a meltdown artist and an egomaniac and an idiot with the media. He's also been a shitty teammate although he certainly improved in that regard last season. Every GM and every hockey fan outside this city (and most inside it) seems to grasp the obvious fact that Luongo has a history of breaking badly in the playoffs. Hilariously, this board seems determined to put the blame everywhere else and STILL vastly overrate a 34-year old netminder despite the fact that even at a 5.3 million dollar cap hit the guy was UNTRADEABLE for over a calender year. His numbers last year weren't very good and they aren't IMO going to get any better.
It's fucking priceless, really. The guy would kill to get the fuck out of here and you kids are getting in line to blow him. But I'm done talking about Lou, there's really nothing left to say. Let's see how the season plays out and talk some more about it then.
Oh an BTW you're quite the goaltending expert there Meds, did you play some street hockey back in the day? Until you so adroitly broke down the game 6 Hawks OT winner in '11 for me I had no idea a goaltender must flop on his stomach in order to stop a low shot. Thanks for that, it's amazing every goalie isn't doing it.
Oh really doctor?It's not a strength issue so much as it is a physiology and flexibility issue. Lou is "bow-legged", Cory is not. For Lou to actually go into the butterfly and get his pads to rotate out along the ice is next to impossible without him falling forward.
So Luongo falls on his face due to genetics and Schneider is clearly much quicker (any idiot can see that he is) but there is no difference between them in terms of ability?
And weren't you slagging the shit out of Luongo on the other site until you realized your opinion was unpopular? Yeah, pretty sure you were.