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#1 elvis15

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

Decent article from the Globe and Mail:

Keith Ballard offered a rational thought on a subject no one can stop talking about: How the Vancouver Canucks goaltending carousel might spin over the next two months as the Presidents’ Trophy champions take aim at another trip to the Stanley Cup final.

Will it be Roberto Luongo? (Yes, to start.) Cory Schneider? (Perhaps later, in relief.) A little bit of both? (Likely, if their playoff run lasts the desired two months.)

According to Ballard, for the people that matter the most – the players inside the Canucks dressing room – the discussion is irrelevant and almost laughable.

The idea that people throw around a goalie controversy, inside the room, it’s funny, we get a good chuckle out of it,” the veteran Vancouver defenceman said in an interview.

There are 29 teams that would like to have the same goalie controversy, if that’s what you’d want to call it. I know from a team perspective and from their perspective, we view it as a strength of our team.

I mean, we have two No. 1 centres; and I don’t think we have a centre controversy. Ryan Kesler could go into almost any other NHL team and be their No. 1 centre. We have depth at every position. Lou and Schneids are extremely professional and they’re extremely good team guys. We know that’s what people think, but there are a lot of opinions out there that the players in this room don’t care too much about.”
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More at the link.

I agree, and I have equal confidence in either goalie. I support them both because they're both Canucks. Even if you prefer one, it doesn't mean you should hate on the other.

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#2 The Sedin's 6th Sense

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:30 AM

Pretty self explanitory. ....I don't see how it can hurt the team, so obviously a plus :)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

funny theres no talk of a controversy in st louis. Its all about vancouver Im sure most teams would love to have either halak or elliot.


its the media whos to blame

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:43 AM

Cant wait cant wait cant wait. * fidgets relentlessly*
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

See Carolina's Cup Win - Remember when Gerber failed... and Ward came out of nowhere and won the cup.
See Patrick Roy's Rookie Year in Montreal.

These are just some examples that a backup can unexpectedly win you a Stanley Cup!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

I like Lu, he has had a great year and he is a fantastic goalie. That being said I want him on a shorter leash this year. When he's good he's great but when he's bad he's awful. We've all seen the signs and can identify when a game is going to go bad so pull him early no sense leaving him in net for more 8-1 blow outs, if are down three yank him out.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

Yes i like the idea of having two ready, capable and willing goaltenders that will
play of the other one is struggling.

Is it just me, or is game 1 taking forever to get here?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

The controversy is why people insist on assuming Luo will fail. What other goaltender with Luo's actual record (not the one haters try to pretend he has) is said to be starting but that the backup may be coming in "perhaps later, in relief"? People say they've been disappointed by Luo's failures in the past but it seems to me that their disappointment comes from the fact that they always believe he will fail and the vast majority of the time he doesn't.

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Thanks for the memories, Luo! :'(

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

if lui sucks..just throw schneids in

there are some teams who could ice a tandem and rotate them

philly,boston,st.louis,florida,vancouver,chicago.....why not?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

Honestly, I think most people understand this. The reason you see guys like Kypreos and Shannon talk about the "goaltending issues" in Vancouver is because they get paid to bring stuff like that up.

I think most NHL teams (even the Rangers and Preds) would love to have a backup as good as Schneider.

Usually I'm one of those guys who supports the coaching staff 99% of the time, but in this case, I wish they'd think a bit outside the box. We just had one of our most impressive stretches of the season using what amounted to a goaltender rotation.

I'm not suggesting they alternate the goalies necessarily, but I'd love to see Louie start at Rogers and Schneider get the game three start. If the pattern were successful, I'd stick with it until it was no longer successful.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:16 AM

Honestly, I think most people understand this. The reason you see guys like Kypreos and Shannon talk about the "goaltending issues" in Vancouver is because they get paid to bring stuff like that up.

I think most NHL teams (even the Rangers and Preds) would love to have a backup as good as Schneider.

Usually I'm one of those guys who supports the coaching staff 99% of the time, but in this case, I wish they'd think a bit outside the box. We just had one of our most impressive stretches of the season using what amounted to a goaltender rotation.

I'm not suggesting they alternate the goalies necessarily, but I'd love to see Louie start at Rogers and Schneider get the game three start. If the pattern were successful, I'd stick with it until it was no longer successful.


We go with Lou and hope he runs with it to the end, but it is my belief that Lou will falter at some point because for the last 3 years he has had as many bad series as good series and Cory will come in, and I hope he can play like he did during the regular season because that kind of goaltending will win a vast majority of games and could lead to cup victory, where as Lous regular season performance will not be good enough to win the cup.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

Believe in Lu, but we have SCHNEIDERMAN

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

If you look at it from purely a schedule standpoint, there isn't a lot of reason to rotate. There's no back to backs, and we have 2-3 days between some games. At best, I could see Schneids being scheduled to start in Games 2 and 6 when looking at workload.

Of course, if Luongo has a rough go of it, Schneider could come in at any point. There's no way to predict that though.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

Quick and Bernier vs. Luongo and Schnieder, 2 goalies each



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:46 AM

Idk, I say play Luu at home and play Schneids on the road. :P

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

its the media whos to blame


It's all a part of Bettman's master plan to destroy Canada!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

1A...1B... sounds like a great game plan...Ballard's rational thought is refreshing. Go Canucks Go ...'CBS CARES'

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

I mean, we have two No. 1 centres; and I don’t think we have a centre controversy"

Love this !

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

Although when we (apparently) had three #1 centres, there was some controversy over ice time... That's all sorted now though. :emot-parrot:

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

ďI mean, we have two No. 1 centres; and I donít think we have a centre controversy"

Love this !


Yes this line really stood out to me too.
It's so true. Depth is important, at any position.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:40 PM

Pittsburgh has 3 #1 Centres.

Staal Crosby Malkin

Their locker room must be a mess.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

ughhh

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:29 PM

Yup, as I just mentioned, we thankfully avoided that situation here. I mean, could you imagine the controversy?!

But seriously, that puts it in pretty good perspective. There is no controversy, it's just a shame we can't play them both in the same game.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

the key word is depth. cant have enough of it. nux ran out of healthy bodies by gm 7 scf last yr. i think they are deeper this yr in every position. dont forget about a fews guys in AHL yet to be called up


reinprecht, duco, etc
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

I certainly wouldn't mind seeing Schneider get some starts! If we have 2 excellent goalies, why not use them to the max??
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