@Downundacanuck, did you not read the topic post? Obviously the marty comparison is my response to his own marty comparison... jesus...
You're saying that he had 2 shutouts in the playoffs, so therefore that negates his multiple meltdown games where he played like absolute garbage? That is exactly what I'm takling about, he is very INCONSISTENT. That is my response to the OP's post saying "NJ DOESN'T SELL OUT MARTY ETC", I'm saying he is incosistent as HELL, and that is the reason many people, including myself, want him out. That was my response to the OP, I was saying "Regardless of whether you want him or not, how can you not understand why people want him out"
You're talking about our goals total again, and let me point out yet again, that when a goalie lets in 4 soft goals to start out a game, or 8 goals, or what have you, the motivation to score is now gone, because the team is out of the game at that point. But even regardless of that, I never said that he lost the boston series for us. If he hadn't played like trash in many of the games, then we certainly would have won, there's no doubt. But never did I say it was 100% his fault.
Last year in the Stanley cup finals, Brodeur lets in 3 goals in the 1st period and lost 6-1 in a must win game 6 and also lost another game by a score of 4-0, if you decide to check out his stats in the cup finals, you will see that his save percentage in those games was similar to Luongo's 8 goal performance in Boston.
In the 2009 playoffs, the devils had a 3-2 lead with over a minute left in the 7th game against the hurricanes, Brodeur got scored on twice to lose the game and series.
All Im trying to point out is that every goalie will have let downs and melt downs during their career, it doesn't necessary have to be 8 goals allowed or 4 goals in the first. AV could have pulled Luongo after 3 goals and that would have been that.
Patrick Roy melted down in Detroit in a regular season game and allowed 9 goals, after that he was traded to Colorado and won another cup.
You could say the team lacked motivation to score because Luongo let in this and that but put the shoe on the other foot, think of the stress and pressure that the team puts Luongo through knowing that he almost had to be perfect to win a game cause the team infront of him wasn't scoring goals.
Dont get me wrong, Im not disagreeing that Luongo played poorly in those games in Boston or in Chicago but does that mean we have to run him out of town? Do you think another goalie will have done better given the pressure cooker atmosphere here.
The last real starting goaltender here was Dan cloutier and we all saw how he did against Detroit when we had a 2 game to 0 lead against them. It was just one goal from center ice, one goal that turned the whole series around and for that goal he was never the same again.
Honestly, in my opinion, Schneider is not a better option than Luongo at the moment. Schneider has been great as a backup but he hasnt proven anything yet as a starter in the NHL In a shortened season and with the team floundering and Schneider struggling, give Luongo one more shot to take his team to the playoffs. There is always next year for Schneider.
Edited by 36yrsncounting, 11 March 2013 - 07:31 AM.