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#1 Curmudgeon

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

Purely speculative, but here goes:

So, if L.A. hadn't beaten Vancouver, and the Canucks moved on with Luongo in goal until whatever ending might have happened, would we still be awaiting a Luongo trade?

I think maybe we would.

If Vancouver went on to win it all, with Luongo in goal, all might be forgiven and Gillis would have been put in the position of having to move Schneider. That would have been a hockey trade with a couple of very good players and draft picks coming back. Or perhaps Luongo might have said, "I won my Cup, now I want to go somewhere where I don't get hate mail every time I let in a soft one, which is probably every game now."

Or, if Schneider had somehow won the L.A. series and was the starter going forward, Luongo would have been where he is now.

If, however, Vancouver lost in the second or third or final round with Luongo in goal, the Luongo haters would be out in full force and he'd be exactly where he is today: sitting at a poker table in Vegas waiting for Gillis to call. Schneider would have been re-signed.

I know, I know, if IFS and BUTS were candy and nuts we'd all be pretty happy, but here's my take:

The only way for Luongo to stay in Vancouver past this season would have been for him to win the Stanley Cup. I think the Canucks brass believed this, too. I believe they forced the issue by starting Schneider ahead of Luongo. And the rest, as they say, is history.
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#2 danman99

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

Thank you for yet another Luongo thread and your meaningless "speculation". We needed your opinion!
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

Was this thread necessary?

If Vancouver had beaten L.A. then there would be a different Stanley Cup champion.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

I like chips and dip........
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

Ey, ey... I got one better. WHAT IF.... Vancouver had beaten Boston in Round 4? OOOOO.... *mind blown* :rolleyes:
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

For vancouver to beat LA schneids would have won game 5 and would have started game 6 and won it, same thing with game 7. So why would they put Luongo back in net?

So yes there would have still been a trade
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:12 PM

If Vancouver went on to win it all, with Luongo in goal, all might be forgiven


If Vancouver went on to win it all, with Luongo in goal, what would there be to forgive?

Winning the Stanley Cup means not having to say you're sorry.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

What if hockey had never been invented?? :shock:
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

History would have been made
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

Too bad we didn't have a healthy Daniel and a healthy Kesler playing the whole series.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

If we had gotten past LA in Round 1, I think we would have won the Cup.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

Canucks simply did not have it this season to take it all the way. I could tell things were not right through out the regular season. I'm not disapointed though because there were some very good moments otherwise. This team know's what it is capable of, so the future of this team is still very bright.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

I can travel back in time, I'll do that, make sure Vancouver beats LA and we shall see what happens, I shall return in one minute.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

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I can travel back in time, I'll do that, make sure Vancouver beats LA and we shall see what happens, I shall return in one minute.


I'm back, we lost to Nashville, we're in the same boat.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

What if, what if. This is nothing more than another Luongo thread. It's all if's. Lu's time is up, yea it'll be hard to see him go, but this is hockey, and this kind of stuff happens, let's just embrace the future, and hope that MG can do something that will improve this team and ultimately win the cup.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

:bigblush:
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If you like looking at statistics to determine who's better, you're just a casual fan.

2.41 season GAA isn't very impressive. Let's not get into playoffs and his SV%.

Cory Schneider is the next Patrick Roy.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

why bother with the "what if"'s? lets focus on ACTUALLY winning the cup this year :)
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:46 PM

:lol: ...What if luo was like our goalie next year?!?!
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

if "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts we would all have merry christmas
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:48 PM

What if we had won the first game and lost the last four? What if we had won the second game, but lost the first and last three? What if we advanced to the third round and lost in a game seven in a 1-0 game in triple overtime on a 5 minute 5 on 3 power play? What if Luongo bought a shot gun and went postal? What if I went postal?
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

What if hockey had never been invented?? :shock:



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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

If Vancouver had beaten L.A. in Round One?

If my aunt had a dick, she'd by my uncle.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

What if hockey had never been invented?? :shock:


You mean we'd all be ... SOCCER FANS :shock: !?!?! Thank god for hockey :towel:
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

If Vancouver had beaten L.A., Vancouver would have won the cup

Souce??? Time machine
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

You mean we'd all be ... SOCCER FANS :shock: !?!?! Thank god for hockey :towel:


Hey now, don't diss the most popular sport in the world (soccer)
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:32 PM

Thank you for yet another Luongo thread and your meaningless "speculation". We needed your opinion!


I find it so funny how people like you, need to take the time to, read something you did not want to read and then complain about it. Classic just classic.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

i want to eat a burrito....and milk..... and buffalo wings............ yes i believe i will go pig out now
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

Thank you for yet another Luongo thread and your meaningless "speculation". We needed your opinion!


Couldn't of said it better myself.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:43 PM

And IF your gramma had balls she'd be your grampa!
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

Would have been knocked out by STL
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