Dream on bud, if Schneider wins the cup it will be because of the team infront of him, Luongo will take the Panthers or Leafs further than Schneider would with either of those teams. Luongo's the best goaltender in franchise history, and as sad as it will be to see him go, I'm happy he gets to leave a city that treated him like trash, im happy he's moving on. Right now for the first time in my life, Im a bigger supporter of a player (Luongo) than my own team. I've been a fan since 1999, when he was drafted, and dreamt of the day he would wear Canucks colors, and it happened, I dropped to the ground at work and almost started crying I was so happy. Eddie Lack will be the new fan favorite after Schneider faulters, I guarantee it, the fans will do the same thing to Cory that they did to Roberto. Face it, the majority of season ticket holders in this city are not knowledgable enough about the game. You go down to a game you see these morons on their phones talking business instead of watching the game, then when Luongo lets in a goal he's "crap". I will support Luongo wherever he goes, and will most likely buy another jersey of his, I already have it in our home blue. Im not wishing Schneider to faulter, but I will be hard on him just like people were on Luongo, very hard, as in if we lose a game Im gonna blame him cause people blamed Luongo the same way, then we'll see how people feel.
May I suggest using some spacing, bud? That two ton granite block of text is a bit much, eh?
I believe that you are really underestimating Cory Schneider, even your man Roberto said that Schneider will be a Vezina contender.
Luongo has been excellent for the Canucks throughout his tenure here. He has kept us in contention year after year, but he has also sh!t the bed on a few occasions which prevented the Canucks from finishing off teams.
Chicago and Boston in 2010-2011 Playoffs. Yes our defence was weakened and our offence anemic but getting blown out in the numerous games was a sign of nerves.
A portion of the fanbase and the Vancouver sports media (especially horrid and the root cause of the Luongo backlash) are the culprits in Luongo's want to leave, no doubt.
However the team played differently in front of Luongo. They played a more wide open, less defensive game. Was it because they knew Roberto had it covered? Or did he throw too many players under the bus, and it caught up with him?
Cory Schneider plays a more disciplined, calmer game. He maintains his form and has the support of his team and it shows how they play in front of him.
My beef with Luongo is how unprofessionally he is handling this whole situation. He should just shut up and let it take it's course.
Oh and thanks for the whole "team in front of him" information there. That's kinda how all teams have won the Stanley Cup.
But thanks all the same, Tips
Edited by Canuck-a-nuck, 05 September 2012 - 04:46 PM.