Luongo vs Price

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Who will end up being Team Canada's starting goaltender?

Roberto Luongo
12
71%
Carey Price
4
24%
Mike Smith
1
6%
 
Total votes : 17

Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Topper » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:44 pm

sagebrush wrote:Differences in opinion between CBC commentators were interesting, during the game against Austria.

In the second period, Healy said the Norway game was a tougher test, since there was only one NHL player on the Austrian team.

In the third period, Hughson said there were three NHL forwards on the Austrian team, & noted how solid Luongo was in the game. :thumbs:

Healy is dumber than a sack of hammers.

While I think most are reading too much into the media's comments, it is funny to note they have completely lost track of the easy going Strombone1 that they fell head over heels in love for last year.

It all reeks of trying to manufacture a storey where there quite simply isn't one. So much for reporters reporting the news. The medium is the message.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby sagebrush » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:58 pm

^^
Marshall McLuhan listened to CBC.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Topper » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:11 pm

Pratted them.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Cookie La Rue » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:07 am

I can't understand why so many people are so media driven? I give a shit what they're sayin' and the evidence is clear:
Price let in a goal helping by weak rebound control and Roberto not...shutout or better shutup. :mrgreen:
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby herb » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:48 am

And Price gets the start against Finland...wow.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Hockey Widow » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:43 am

Price played very well this tournament and was deserving of his shut outs. But quite honestly anyone could have played in net for Canada and won. This was perhaps the best defensive display, and most consistent, we have seen. Canada would have won the gold no matter what goaltender they started. Not taking anything away from Price, he played very well and is deserving of that recognition.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby ClamRussel » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:10 am

Well that's basically why I felt Lu should have been given the ball to run with. With 6 straight Olympic victories, the gold medal & the way he played in his start...he earned it. If he stumbled then it should have gone to Price. No one can argue w/ Price's performance, he was solid. All thing's being equal the tie should have gone to the runner is all. Guaranteed they could have won w/ Smith in net. Goaltending for Canada wasn't a difference maker (despite what TSN says), it was our blueline!
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Per » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:50 am

Well...... I basically agree, the blue line was more important than the goalie, but didn't you beat the US 1-0 in the semifinal?

One mistake by the goalie and the game goes to ot. Two mistakes and you lose.

Credit where credit is due. Price held the fort and did not allow a single goal in the two most important games of the tournament.

That's a brilliant record and not worthy of a "anyone could have done it" comment.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Todd Bersnoozi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:05 am

Lou would of given up a late 3rd period goal vs the USA to make things more dramatic. :lol:
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Topper » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:28 am

A feather in his cap.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Rayxor » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:39 am

It might be fun to keep a tally of how many times we hear someone say "Luongo lost the number 1 spot to Price". Since he did nothing to lose the spot, it was obviously a coaches decision to go with Price early on. Of course, some in the media and plenty non-media will pretend that Luongo had the #1 billing and lost the confidence of the coaches while Price was there to save the day.

I just want to put this out there now rather than after it starts happening to show how predictable this game is.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Topper » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:43 am

Rayxor wrote:It might be fun to keep a tally of how many times we hear someone say "Luongo lost the number 1 spot to Price". Since he did nothing to lose the spot, it was obviously a coaches decision to go with Price early on. Of course, some in the media and plenty non-media will pretend that Luongo had the #1 billing and lost the confidence of the coaches while Price was there to save the day.

I just want to put this out there now rather than after it starts happening to show how predictable this game is.

I noted Luongo's difficulty with rebounds during his one game.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby KeyserSoze » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:08 am

To me this decision was a toss up. My preference going into it was Lu, but felt both goalies would give us about the same chance of winning...so either way.

Most likely, Canada would have won with any of the 3 in net.

Considering Canada won gold, and shut out the USA and Sweden in the final 2 games to do it...it's pretty clear Babcock made the right decision.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby Puck » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:48 am

KeyserSoze wrote:Considering Canada won gold, and shut out the USA and Sweden in the final 2 games to do it...it's pretty clear Babcock made the right decision.


Actually, it proves nothing. Yes, Price played very well, and he seems like a good guy, so I'm happy for him, but it really doesn't allow us to conclude anything.
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Re: Luongo vs Price

Postby ClamRussel » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:41 am

Per wrote:Well...... I basically agree, the blue line was more important than the goalie, but didn't you beat the US 1-0 in the semifinal?

One mistake by the goalie and the game goes to ot. Two mistakes and you lose.

Credit where credit is due. Price held the fort and did not allow a single goal in the two most important games of the tournament.

That's a brilliant record and not worthy of a "anyone could have done it" comment.


I didn't say anyone could have done it, my point was there wasn't a clear no. 1 and the 3 goalies we had there would have won imo. Mike Smith is a very good goalie as well, he's not just "anyone." Price's record was very good indeed but look at Luongo's in Olympic play. It's an embarrassment of riches & a good problem to have.
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