Brodeur never had Chara in front of him. In fact, the New Jersey D-corps over the last 4 years has been inferior to Vancouver's. Quick never had Chara either - he has had Mitchell...but then again, so did Luongo.
The thing is, considering your excuses, is our defense really that bad? How did we get the Jennings, and then suddenly collapse and provide worse defense than other teams? Did Bryce Salvador and Alec Martinez really lock it down and provide infinitely better defense than our guys? Or did Brodeur and Quick simply play better than Luongo?
Stats over a short time frame do not tell the whole story. However, over a long time frame, and compared against peers, they reveal a pattern. The pattern is: Luongo either gives us grade-A allstar goaltending in a playoff series, or he is below average. And, unfortunately, in the last four years, he has been the latter more often than the former.
I agree, let's put him on the trading block.... Oh hold on, he already is.