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#41 king_malice

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

True but he is one of the Best in the game didnt Kari Lehtonen just get like 3.5Mill and what has he done ? He plays well for them but the D is weak on that team no doubt about it. and 5mill isnt that bad when like i said guys like Lehtonen is getting 3.5 and what is Huet getting about the same as Luongo i think. you put Luo on the Wings we walk all over every team in the West with our D, alot does rest on the shoulders of Luo but i think its easy to see there are other players and reason for this team losing

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:38 PM

Wow he let some softies in tonight. Brutal game by Luongo when they needed him most.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:40 PM

Not a very good game from Luongo, but the whole Canucks team s*** the bed. That game was one big shootout but only the Hawks got to take turns.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:42 PM

I disagree i think the Canuks D is weak with Salo hurt,Mitchell out and thats about all they have well Edler to, The Forwards just couldnt get it done after unloading in the 1st round Kesler,Burrows,Raymond,Wellwood didnt do anything in this series and the Sedins and Samuelsson cooled right off. The Nucks need more depth on D 100%


You do not understand why many people blame Luongo. In the playoff, the best players should play like best players because every game is critical. While Toews was doing great in this series although relatively poor performance in the regular season, Luongo has not stolen any game except for game 5, well it was not a steal because the Canucks did not get outplayed.

And when you pay 6.75 million for a goalie, you suppose your goalie steals at least few important games in the playoff or even makes big saves to change the momentum. Has Luongo done it? No. The last time he has done was the series against the Blues. In the series against the Kings, he looked to play decently but that is not clear because he allowed so many PP goals.

I am not blaming the Canucks' loss solely on Luongo but he should be mentally punched because he is the most overpaid player in the Canucks and considered as the top player in the Canucks too. When your best player does not show up in siginificant time, the team loses for sure because all teams' players try to play out of their mind in the playoff.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:51 PM

ya i agree with he didnt play his best some night, but nobody on this team played good in the 2nd round this whole team should have just stayed home not just Luongo,and what are they paying the Sedins for because they were nowhere to be found in the 2nd round along with Kesler and Samuelsson who all make good money.When this team wins Luongo hardly ever gets credit but when they lose all the blame is on him.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:57 PM

ya i agree with he didnt play his best some night, but nobody on this team played good in the 2nd round this whole team should have just stayed home not just Luongo,and what are they paying the Sedins for because they were nowhere to be found in the 2nd round along with Kesler and Samuelsson who all make good money.When this team wins Luongo hardly ever gets credit but when they lose all the blame is on him.


I agree with you blaming the loss solely on Luongo is ridiculous. And both Sedin's playoff performance has been the question. You remember when the Canucks played against the Ducks 3 years ago and how invisible they were. Sure, the Canucks was no match up against the Ducks in that year but both Sedin were just getting destroyed by physical players and they are still getting that. The Canucks have been rebuilding the team for last 4 years, 1 missed playoff and three times of round 2. If the Canucks do not go further than round 2 next year, it would be an issue again.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:12 AM

Although it is not ALL Luongo's fault, he does have to take a big part of the blame. 2 goals in less than a minute in the 2nd period. Suck the life out of the Canucks. Then he let the shorthanded one in ... that was a WEAK goal, it wasn't even a shot, it was like a shovel. Then the goal by Patrick Kane, and less than one minute later, Dustin Byfuglien's. In postgame interview, he said, 'I can hold my head up high, I battled for 60 mins. Last year I let in 7, tonight it was 5, so it is an improvement.' .... WTF???

Okay ... the part that is not Luongo's fault ... no one scored any goals tonight (other than O'Brien ... you know that league leading sniper and goal scorer ??!! You have to score goals to win games Sedin, Burrows, Kesler, Raymond)

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:20 AM

In postgame interview, he said, 'I can hold my head up high, I battled for 60 mins. Last year I let in 7, tonight it was 5, so it is an improvement.' .... WTF???


What? :scared: He's going to be eaten alive on the sports call in shows tomorrow.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

Although it is not ALL Luongo's fault, he does have to take a big part of the blame. 2 goals in less than a minute in the 2nd period. Suck the life out of the Canucks. Then he let the shorthanded one in ... that was a WEAK goal, it wasn't even a shot, it was like a shovel. Then the goal by Patrick Kane, and less than one minute later, Dustin Byfuglien's. In postgame interview, he said, 'I can hold my head up high, I battled for 60 mins. Last year I let in 7, tonight it was 5, so it is an improvement.' .... WTF???

Okay ... the part that is not Luongo's fault ... no one scored any goals tonight (other than O'Brien ... you know that league leading sniper and goal scorer ??!! You have to score goals to win games Sedin, Burrows, Kesler, Raymond)


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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:41 AM

Although it is not ALL Luongo's fault, he does have to take a big part of the blame. 2 goals in less than a minute in the 2nd period. Suck the life out of the Canucks. Then he let the shorthanded one in ... that was a WEAK goal, it wasn't even a shot, it was like a shovel. Then the goal by Patrick Kane, and less than one minute later, Dustin Byfuglien's. In postgame interview, he said, 'I can hold my head up high, I battled for 60 mins. Last year I let in 7, tonight it was 5, so it is an improvement.' .... WTF???

Okay ... the part that is not Luongo's fault ... no one scored any goals tonight (other than O'Brien ... you know that league leading sniper and goal scorer ??!! You have to score goals to win games Sedin, Burrows, Kesler, Raymond)


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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:54 AM

Luongo is not as bad as some of his detractors make him out to be, but he is not even close to a great goalie. He's profoundly underrated and a career underachiever when it counts. Even in the Olympic Gold run, his greatest achievement to date, he was rather shaky at times. He's one of the many guys in this league that as of yet only has one level of play. He doesn't know how to flip the switch and turn it up a notch to win in the playoffs.

But hey, even Joe Thornton seems to have finally figured out how to turn his game up, so maybe Luongo will work it out in time, but as of now, his contract is ABSURD, and he's simply not worthy of being named among the elite netminders in this league.

Although it is not ALL Luongo's fault, he does have to take a big part of the blame. 2 goals in less than a minute in the 2nd period. Suck the life out of the Canucks. Then he let the shorthanded one in ... that was a WEAK goal, it wasn't even a shot, it was like a shovel. Then the goal by Patrick Kane, and less than one minute later, Dustin Byfuglien's. In postgame interview, he said, 'I can hold my head up high, I battled for 60 mins. Last year I let in 7, tonight it was 5, so it is an improvement.' .... WTF???

Okay ... the part that is not Luongo's fault ... no one scored any goals tonight (other than O'Brien ... you know that league leading sniper and goal scorer ??!! You have to score goals to win games Sedin, Burrows, Kesler, Raymond)


There's absolutely no way that any actual critical thought went into formulating that statement. That has got to be one of the stupidest things I've heard a guy say to the press after such a showing. Unbelievable.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:17 PM

Luongo is not as bad as some of his detractors make him out to be, but he is not even close to a great goalie. He's profoundly underrated and a career underachiever when it counts. Even in the Olympic Gold run, his greatest achievement to date, he was rather shaky at times. He's one of the many guys in this league that as of yet only has one level of play. He doesn't know how to flip the switch and turn it up a notch to win in the playoffs.

But hey, even Joe Thornton seems to have finally figured out how to turn his game up, so maybe Luongo will work it out in time, but as of now, his contract is ABSURD, and he's simply not worthy of being named among the elite netminders in this league.



There's absolutely no way that any actual critical thought went into formulating that statement. That has got to be one of the stupidest things I've heard a guy say to the press after such a showing. Unbelievable.


Is there any reason he should continue as team captain after that statement?

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:40 PM

I have never liked Lugnut I always felt he was over rated, I am glad that Detroit did not get him sorry Canuks, (NOT!!!!!!) :lol: :lol: :D

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:50 PM

Is there any reason he should continue as team captain after that statement?


Why not? His career is an embarrassment. He's been treated like a legend despite never playing like one when it's mattered most. He's beyond pampered. Ridiculous contract...gets mentioned among the elite goalies in the world...captain of the team...why? Really, why?

I mean, just imagine if this guy was in Detroit in the same situation. People think we've been hard on Osgood, Osgood would look pampered by the fans in comparison to the ridicule Luongo would face.

And sadly, for years there have been people here saying we need to do all we can to sign him... :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:06 PM

True but he is one of the Best in the game didnt Kari Lehtonen just get like 3.5Mill and what has he done ? He plays well for them but the D is weak on that team no doubt about it. and 5mill isnt that bad when like i said guys like Lehtonen is getting 3.5 and what is Huet getting about the same as Luongo i think. you put Luo on the Wings we walk all over every team in the West with our D, alot does rest on the shoulders of Luo but i think its easy to see there are other players and reason for this team losing

I don't see how we could walk over everybody in the West when our big rivals notably Chicago have Luongo on a platter. Luongo I believe has got to go to the East for his own salvation. Do you think that the Vancouver and Luongo want to face the Hawks down the road again; I doubt it. Now if we had Ryan Miller well- ah forget it its just a fantasy.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:46 PM

Chicago got into Luongo's head far too easily.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:13 PM

1. Luongo interviewed he played decently and headed up for 60 minutes; allowd 5 goals, that is fewer than last season's 7 goals. You gotta be kidding me if thats what the captain said. But it is true.

2. You remember when coyotes lost to us in game 7 but fans stayed up and gave ovation to Coyotes' players. And players were raising their sticks and show thanks to their fans. What did Luongo do? He just ran into the locker room.

I live in Vancouver and many Vancouverites say trade Luongo will result only bad but when you pay 7 million for the goalie, the goalie should steal few games in the playoff. Luongo has done nothing like that since last year Hawks series. Yes, he played good in game 2 and 5 but the team still lost in game 2. Logically, goalies should allow no goal and that is fans' expectation but that cannot happen; when you pay 7 million on one goalie, it is just people expect higher possibility the goalie steals more games. In fact, Luongo has been playing the level of 2 or 3 million worth goalie in the playoff so far in his career except for the first season with the Canucks. It is also true the Canucks D was bad. Salo was not supposed to play with that serious injury and Mitchell was out. But the life never goes on the perfect way. Great players still try to find out to win the game. Luongo has not done. And yes hockey is a team sports but it would be ridiculous if people do not blame specific players who do not play up to the expectation in critical time like the playoff.

Because he won the gold medal in the Olympic, it does not mean he did good. He looked extremely shaky. It is sometimes so funny to see that people call specific players so good when the team they belong win. Doughty and Toews were great in the Olympics and that was the main factor Canada won.

And for people who say Luongo is great, they have to look at more closely. Luongo has not achieved in his career. No Vezina trophy; well he won the best goaltender trophy in Junior but who cares the awards not belong to NHL?

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 02:45 PM

Yo, I live in Vancouver too and it is nauseating to hear the mantra, 'Best goalie in the world'. If Luongo is the best goalie in the world, then Jimmy Howard must the best goalie in the universe or at least in our solar system. Howie was far better than Lui in regular season and playoffs and his is 1/10th of Luongo's salary. Regardless of how much I don't like the Canucks, I actually felt bad for Luongo last night not because he was hung out to dry per se but because he should have played the last 40 mins like the first 20 to give his team a chance. Even down 2-0 ... not insurmountable but down 3-0 on a shorty that was weak ??

What shocked me was that Samuelsson, the guy who they brought in to be cool, calm, and collect supposedly learnt from the Wings lost it ... hooking/cross checking, misconduct basically putting the Canucks down a player for 4 mins with about 7.5 mins left in the game. Very uncharacteristic of Sammy.

Edited by RedWingsRox, 12 May 2010 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:50 PM

He simply should not continue as captain after those comments. I'd be shocked to ever hear a Red Wings player say that.

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