Luongo-a-go-go-gone?

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Pull Luongo before the 2nd period and give Sanford his Vancouver debut?

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Luongo-a-go-go-gone?

Post by B. Mackin » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:39 pm

Three goals allowed on just nine shots. Tickets $50 to $250. $6.5 million salary. Priceless?

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Post by Cornuck » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:43 pm

Only a Mike Keenan would do that. Sure it's a rough start, but he'll be staying in.

Maybe if the Canucks could get it out of their own end, things could be different.
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Post by JoeKnows » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:34 pm

Late in the game with no chance to come back? Maybe. Otherwise, there's one person I want in goal for my team, and I'm just glad we have him.

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Post by Soapy » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:37 am

Nice team player.
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Post by B. Mackin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:38 am

Nope. Born in the Okanagan, moved here shortly after and been here ever since.
But that's irrelevant.
There was very audible, sarcastic applause from one large pocket of fans in the wake of the third goal the next time Luongo touched the puck. Luckily he had a better next two periods. His slow starts are one of the very few weaknesses in his game.

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Post by JoeKnows » Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:12 pm

Saddens me a bit to see that the fans are so fickle at times that they fail to realize just what they have, and that even players that are the best in the game suffer setbacks. It's one thing to not support a player you don't trust, and doesn't have a track record of success, but I take issue with booing a superstar because he has a lousy game from time to time.

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Post by westvandal » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:59 pm

Trade him now...
He's a cancer to the team.
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Post by rockalt » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:23 pm

Love the avatar Westvandal! A classic episode, to the say the least.

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Post by Grizzly » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:40 pm

There was very audible, sarcastic applause from one large pocket of fans in the wake of the third goal the next time Luongo touched the puck.
... we get one of the best goalies in the world and that is the response he gets because he has a rough period ... ... didn't take them long to forget last year or the playoffs did it...

... I guess though rather than criticize them with words like ... pathetic or bandwagoneers ... I'll give them the benefit of the doubt ... clearly they are extremely new to hockey and know nothing about it or the players.

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Here we go again with Bob Mackin and his shots on goal stats

Post by UpYerKilt » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:08 am

Bob,

As your fellow reporter I just want to ask you...how did Vancouver get the rap of being a goaltender graveyard? Was it bad goalies, tough fans or the even tougher media.

If you give out 3 goals in 9 shot stats be prepared to give out the 3 goals in 100 shot stat when it happens. I worry that the Canucks history and lack of success has crept into the way some people view todays version of the Canucks.

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Bob Bob Bob...more anti Luong stats.

Post by UpYerKilt » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:21 am

As your fellow reporter I have to ask you 2 questions - 1- How did Vancouver get the rep as a goaltenders graveyard? 2 - Will yo be prepared to post the positive stats of Luongo? '3 goals in his last 90 shots'

A good coach will let his slumping star stay out there until he finds his form again.

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