So you don't think it's the coaches decision on who plays in goal? And you think Lou has the option on weather he wants to comply with the coaches decision? Well then...
Also just do you know Cory had a higher wining percentage per games played. If anything Lou was lucky Cory got it for him.
Dude, I was referring to the one case
that Lu was pulled or pulled himself in the third period to give Schneider the number of games so that Schneider's name could be engraved on the Jennings. Does the distinction have to literally be spelled out for you? I guess you felt it necessary to extrapolate a circumstance-specific comment onto the entire decision-making dynamics on naming starters, though the case I am referring to has nothing to do with who starts and who sits.
I agree that 2010-2011 was a break-out season for Schneider, but stat line disputes your assertion Lu was lucky to have Schneider as his back up (source for stats shown below: canucks.com). As a refresher for you, Jennings is awarded to lowest team GAA, and for a goalie to have his name on the trophy, a minimum of 25 game appearances is required.
Luongo GP: 60; GAA: 2.11; W-L-T: 38-15-7; SV%: 0.928; WIN%: 0.692
Schneider GP: 25; GAA: 2.23; W-L-T: 16-4-1; SV% 0.929; WIN%: 0.750
I am 100% in support of this being Schneider's time, but I'm not about to make him out into something (i.e., a superstar) he hasn't become yet
(which I believe he will become) and make Lu to be something less than what he was (a franchise goalie with playoff failings and 1-2 year decline in performance that provided stability in nets as Sedins/Kesler/Bieksa/et.al. became the leaders they became).
Smiley face right back at ya.
Edited by disisdayear, 14 January 2013 - 07:55 PM.