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#61 NuckNuckNucks


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

Just wanted to post out of frustration as we have been discussing the goalie situation for a while here at CDC.

Tonight against the Sharks showed us yet again that Cory is not prepared to be the starter that everyone thinks he is. Moreover, I think this game showed, yet again, how Cory is not far and away better than Luongo.

With us digging deeper and deeper within a shortened season, I'm left wondering how much longer will the Cory starting experiment last? Will we begin to see a true competition for the starting position?

Theortecially, what happens when Luo starts and dominates the net (its bound to happen in a season), will AV allow him to continue starting. As a paying fan I first and foremost want the team to win, I don't care who starts, but when we have a team that is committed to a goaltender that is clearly not ready, we have a problem?


Choking this bad this early is a clear indicator. But keep Schneider in. We might as well get the nonsense over with.

You have to be a true bandwagoneer if you buy Mike's line about looking for the right deal to trade Luongo.

True fans and hockey diehards know, that is double talk for, "Luongo is a high ticket commodity now or next year, we'll keep him around just in case Schneider turns out to be a lemon and chokes games."

And choke he will.

I know this. I'm never wrong.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:19 AM

I find this thread comical.

After the playoffs last year, not a single person blamed Schneider for the losses, but gave it to Luongo instead.

Everyone always said the D wasn't at fault and that it was all Luongo, now we have the same thing with Schneider.
I am Luongo fan, but I like Schneider also, both are good goalies, we should realize that the goalies aren't always to blame. Where are the goals, where is the backchecking from forwards, where is the defense?

All are questions which should have been asked when Luongo was goalie and now everybody freaking out. This is a clear sign that Canucks need goal scoring and need consistent defense. We have good defense but not all are very consistent, most consistent pair this year is Ballard-Tanev. Worst defensemen have been Bieksa and Garrison, while Hamhuis and Edler have been decent. Where is the 5 goal performance we got vs Ducks, we need more of it and from everybody.

Goalies aren't the problem, it is the inconsistent play of this team and that has been the problem almost every single year. Don't blame goalies for every lose and then forget about them when we win.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:30 AM

Choking this bad this early is a clear indicator. But keep Schneider in. We might as well get the nonsense over with.

I'm pretty sure everyone here is hoping AV draws it out as long as possible and that Cory Schneider fails, all so we can listen to you whine about it like a little baby on CDC constantly.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

This team always seems to lack consistency for the first 4-6 weeks. I wouldn't read too much into it. We're going to play our usual .500 hockey until mid-February then we'll be unstoppable for a few months just like every other year, IMO.

That said, I would've rather have seen Lu in net tonight and Schneider in net tomorrow given their historical play against those respective teams, but Schneids was coming off the shutout, so c'est la vie.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

Schneider for a conditional 7th it is then.

Glad you showed us the light OP.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

It's crazy how everyone jumps to defends Schneider, but never gave Luongo the same "benefit of the doubt".

Luongo got the same benefit of the doubt from just about everybody until we started losing playoff games by lopsided scores. Even today many fans cut him plenty of slack. Hell, I'm a confirmed "Luongo basher" and even I wouldn't get on his case about losing to the Sharks tonight if he were in the net.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:38 AM

Yes of course. That's what happens here. Remember MayRay in 2010? 25 goals? he was praised as our answer to our secondary scoring problems.. Now look what happened.

Yeah, he stopped scoring with regularity and was taking up a spot on the second line, what do you expect?

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