Funny ever since the 2011 finals, I have yet to hear one solid reason or argument as to why the Sedins, Kesler, Burrows and everyone else only managed to score 8 goals in 7 games, and how this has zero to do with us not winning the cup.
You would be a fool to even try to come up with an excuse for it. The most basic concept and idea of sports since the time they were created is to score on the other team. Yet our team didn't even get 1 in game 7.
Whoever thinks Luongo is the sole guy to blow it when the real pressure comes, please read this and I dare you to try to come up with an answer/excuse.
Or you could say that when Lou was good he was very good, and when he was bad, he was awful. In the final against Boston he allowed 17 goals in three games in Boston - a GAA of 5.67. Thomas learned how to play in Vancouver AND Boston, Thomas only allowed 8 goals in 7 games, while Lou allowed 23. Now I will grant you that the Canucks were a badly injured team by the end - the Bruins given free reign for mayhem by the homer Irish referee O'Halloran. especially when in the Boston rink - but still - 5.67 GAA in Boston - that really sucks. But, as with any player - most of the time you don't know when they are struggling with an injury that keeps them off their best game - but to be injured only in Boston?
But this year, after training with Allaire, he is a different goalie - more willing to challenge, more upright upper body when in his butterfly, not falling over onto his belly or back near as much - better coverage of the top of the net, better side to side, and better post coverage, and much better rebound control - something he mormally struggles with early. Glad to see him playing much better - it's still early, but it looks like vintage Luongo - those extra months off may have also given him the opportunity to get fully healthy.