As much as I agree that our last issue right now is goaltending, Schneider has let in some horrible goals at the worst time this season to suck life out of our team. People used to blame Luongo for letting in a bad first or last goal and for playing with inconsistencies (as well as not being able to handle the puck behind the net) and this season that has been Schneider's game so far. Meanwhile Luongo looks like the consistent, calm, cool and collected guy in net.
They've had a complete role reversal, probably due to the change in pressure, and to be honest Luongo dealt with the pressure of being a starting goalie MUCH better than Schneider is right now.
Schneider has dug this team into a bit of a rut lately, if anyone's going to save this team it's Luongo. All you Schneider fan boys, you can't try and argue with me that Schneider is better than Luongo - just look at the stats, the same stats that propelled Schneider into his starting role are now his biggest enemy. Simply: Luongo gives the Canucks a better chance to win hockey games, and that's what we need right now, not some kid project who will be peaking in 3 years time.
Sorry DUC I think you have over thought this.
Both goalies to my mind have played well.............the team, but mainly the D has sucked big enormous juicy sour grapefruits. It has been effing dire, a situation made worse by AV's constant tinkering and changing formations.
There have been the odd bedcrap but no more than any other elite goalie playing behind a team performing like we have. We don't even help out with goals scored.
Sadly we would not even be as high as we are if it were not for BOTH
goalies and especially Lu.
Edited by Bodee, 13 March 2013 - 08:07 AM.