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#331 Salmonberries

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

Acknowledge, that is.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

I still believe in him, he has a huge chance to prove he is the real deal now.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

I still think LU> Schneider.


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I think you could give your thinking a check...js
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

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I think you could give your thinking a check...js


if his career stats are better than Luongo's byt the time he plays 730 games then say he's better

That's like saying Matt Moulson is better than Pavel Datsyuk cause he has more points than him this year
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

Gillis has really mismanaged the entire goalie situation. Players are human. They play better when they know they have the support of their teammates, management, and fans. Luongo has been hung out to dry way too many times and the way he has handled everything speaks loads about his character.

Think about how stressed out you would be if the future of your job, which would mean uprooting your family's entire life, was unknown and on the rocks for two years. Lu's done a ton for this organization and there seems to be almost zero loyalty to him which is crap and I'm tired of seeing MG embarrass him. MG needs to go, not Lu.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

im just glad i still get to Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu once in a while! :)
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

if his career stats are better than Luongo's byt the time he plays 730 games then say he's better

That's like saying Matt Moulson is better than Pavel Datsyuk cause he has more points than him this year


sure started off better than lus career..your point?
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

if his career stats are better than Luongo's byt the time he plays 730 games then say he's better

That's like saying Matt Moulson is better than Pavel Datsyuk cause he has more points than him this year


Why does that matter? Its about now and what's best in the long term.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

All those years spent debating about how Luongo isn't a team player, how he never takes the blame for things, how he sucked as a captain and never showed emotion after losses... etc. The guy has either really changed since then, or the media just chose to portray him in bad light after those back-to-back losses against Chicago.

Could barely watch the entire interview. You really feel for him, he just wants to play the damn game and he honestly doesn't deserve all the crap that he's had to deal with since management decided to resign Schneider. As cliche as it sounds, money is important, but it doesn't buy happiness.

I used to rag him a lot. I always knew he was a really good player but a lot of how I viewed him rode on perception. That and his dropping the odd critical game or two in the playoffs.
Over the past year I have really come to respect his professionalism and feel bad for wanting him replaced.
If CS wasn't waiting in the wings, this whole mess wouldn't be happening. Actually, I take it back. If AV hadn't started CS for those three straight games this whole mess wouldn't be happening.
I'd actually rather keep Lou and CS if the salary weren't an issue and send AV packing.

Edited by Vansicle, 04 April 2013 - 08:52 PM.

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Miller is not on our list. It's Lack as our #1. There is no reason we would have traded both Schnieder and Luongo if we never intended to give Lack the #1 starting job.  Furthermore, the salary and term Miller is looking for is not in our favor.

 


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:35 PM

this whole situation reminds me those couples who get married right after high school. gillis commited to luongo during the 'puppy love' stage.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:54 PM

Completely delusional. Schneider has never cost the Canucks a cup, Luongo has. Don't play "the team didn't play well"card either, see the games in Boston, then throw that argument in the garbage.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:54 PM

sure started off better than lus career..your point?


Lu started with the Islanders and Florida....that's the point

Schneider started with a presidents trophy winning team
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

Gillis has really mismanaged the entire goalie situation. Players are human. They play better when they know they have the support of their teammates, management, and fans. Luongo has been hung out to dry way too many times and the way he has handled everything speaks loads about his character.

Think about how stressed out you would be if the future of your job, which would mean uprooting your family's entire life, was unknown and on the rocks for two years. Lu's done a ton for this organization and there seems to be almost zero loyalty to him which is crap and I'm tired of seeing MG embarrass him. MG needs to go, not Lu.


If I had my way with this team:

Gillis on a right leash
AV gone
Kesler on 3C
Kassian with the Sedins
Ballard T4D
Luongo 1G
Schneider traded
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

Why does that matter? Its about now and what's best in the long term.


you are kidding me when you say lets keep Lu because its best for now and the future, right?

Seeing that it is completely pointless in arguing with Lu lovers..dont expect me to waste anymore time teaching you whats up.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

I really hope Luongo has a monster end to the season. At one point Av. Needs to play him. 9 straight starts for Schnieds? Ok hes the starter but cmon man. Luongo didn't really have the opportunity to showcase himself recently. But at this point, Luongo really has no choice where he wants to go.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

I used to rag him a lot. I always knew he was a really good player but a lot of how I viewed him rode on perception. That and his dropping the odd critical game or two in the playoffs.
Over the past year I have really come to respect his professionalism and feel bad for wanting him replaced.
If CS wasn't waiting in the wings, this whole mess wouldn't be happening. Actually, I take it back. If AV hadn't started CS for those three straight games this whole mess wouldn't be happening.
I'd actually rather keep Lou and CS if the salary weren't an issue and send AV packing.

OMG Fire AV for playing the goalie who was playing better and gave the team a better chance to win... do you even think before you post or does it just spew out as you type?
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:50 AM

If I had my way with this team:

Gillis on a right leash
AV gone
Kesler on 3C
Kassian with the Sedins
Ballard T4D
Luongo 1G
Schneider traded


I for one, am glad you don't have your way...
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:53 AM

If I had my way with this team:

Gillis on a right leash
AV gone
Kesler on 3C
Kassian with the Sedins
Ballard T4D
Luongo 1G
Schneider traded


Id fire you instantly if you had your way.

Awful.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:54 AM

I really hope Luongo has a monster end to the season.  At one point Av. Needs to play him.  9 straight starts for Schnieds? Ok hes the starter but cmon man.  Luongo didn't really have the opportunity to showcase himself recently.   But at this point, Luongo really has no choice where he wants to go.


Sure he did. In Edmonton, he had a chance to stop the Oilers' momentum before the game was 10 minutes old. Instead, he let in the first shot he saw and then a weak stuff in from Hall a few minutes later.

He went on to play a solid game afterward, but by that time the damage was irrepairable...
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

I really hope Luongo has a monster end to the season. At one point Av. Needs to play him. 9 straight starts for Schnieds? Ok hes the starter but cmon man. Luongo didn't really have the opportunity to showcase himself recently. But at this point, Luongo really has no choice where he wants to go.


He will as soon as av gives him a chance
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

Gillis has really mismanaged the entire goalie situation. Players are human. They play better when they know they have the support of their teammates, management, and fans. Luongo has been hung out to dry way too many times and the way he has handled everything speaks loads about his character.

Think about how stressed out you would be if the future of your job, which would mean uprooting your family's entire life, was unknown and on the rocks for two years. Lu's done a ton for this organization and there seems to be almost zero loyalty to him which is crap and I'm tired of seeing MG embarrass him. MG needs to go, not Lu.


Gillis even acknowledged this, and they have been nothing but supportive of him thru this whole process. Youre whiny and your logic is flawed.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

Sure he did. In Edmonton, he had a chance to stop the Oilers' momentum before the game was 10 minutes old. Instead, he let in the first shot he saw and then a weak stuff in from Hall a few minutes later.

He went on to play a solid game afterward, but by that time the damage was irrepairable...


right because Schneider letting in 2 goals on 2 shots before Luongo went in wasn't damaging at all
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

right because Schneider letting in 2 goals on 2 shots before Luongo went in wasn't damaging at all



Irrelevant. The post I was responding to claimed that Luongo had not been given a chance to redeem himself. Slamming the door on the Oilers would have given him that redemption.

Instead, he let in the first shot he faced...
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

Irrelevant. The post I was responding to claimed that Luongo had not been given a chance to redeem himself. Slamming the door on the Oilers would have given him that redemption.

Instead, he let in the first shot he faced...


him letting in the first shot is also irrelevant cause we didn't score any goals so even if he didn't we still lose 2-0

he played great just to get his save % back up to .909 for the game after the crappy start imo

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:05 PM

im pretty disappointed in this organization... for being known as a classy club, a club that gave our backup (at the time) an important game against his hometown team (and the team that beat us down for the cup) - why, a few days after an emotional presser that gave us a glimpse into roberto's true feelings on his situation, did they not give him the start on his birthday??

hes still a world class goaltender, and you'd think if an organization signs a guy to a lifetime contract they would have had a backup plan to.. i dont know, trade schneider instead??? improve our team up front more than a luongo trade would? at a 4 million cap hit is schneider really that much better than roberto? down the road im sure he will be, but right now? brodeur managed to be a force in the NHL until 40, but no... the way this has been played out sure seems like there is no other option EXCEPT to trade roberto - i think feelings on both sides have been too damaged by this, and roberto deserves more than what hes getting. especially with gillis saying 'theres been discussions' and basically inferring roberto lied about not waiving his NTC in the summer.

i mean, since when do NHL clubs hold pressers because someone HASNT been traded??? if giving us some transparency was the goal, mission accomplished - i dont want to know how the management deals with players anymore, because this whole situation is making me sick. after this debacle im sure luongo's trade value is at an all-time low.

love the players, love the team... starting to hate the management.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

im pretty disappointed in this organization... for being known as a classy club, a club that gave our backup (at the time) an important game against his hometown team (and the team that beat us down for the cup) - why, a few days after an emotional presser that gave us a glimpse into roberto's true feelings on his situation, did they not give him the start on his birthday??

hes still a world class goaltender, and you'd think if an organization signs a guy to a lifetime contract they would have had a backup plan to.. i dont know, trade schneider instead??? improve our team up front more than a luongo trade would? at a 4 million cap hit is schneider really that much better than roberto? down the road im sure he will be, but right now? brodeur managed to be a force in the NHL until 40, but no... the way this has been played out sure seems like there is no other option EXCEPT to trade roberto - i think feelings on both sides have been too damaged by this, and roberto deserves more than what hes getting. especially with gillis saying 'theres been discussions' and basically inferring roberto lied about not waiving his NTC in the summer.

i mean, since when do NHL clubs hold pressers because someone HASNT been traded??? if giving us some transparency was the goal, mission accomplished - i dont want to know how the management deals with players anymore, because this whole situation is making me sick. after this debacle im sure luongo's trade value is at an all-time low.

love the players, love the team... starting to hate the management.


I believe Schneider did not get the start on his birthday this season. (03/18/2013 vs Minnesota).

Luongo started - we lost 3-1.

I am the biggest Luongo fan, and hope he will be given a chance at the Cup in the playoffs, but I don't think there is anything un-classy that the team did.

Especially considering that they did it to the other starter...
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

im pretty disappointed in this organization... for being known as a classy club, a club that gave our backup (at the time) an important game against his hometown team (and the team that beat us down for the cup) - why, a few days after an emotional presser that gave us a glimpse into roberto's true feelings on his situation, did they not give him the start on his birthday??

hes still a world class goaltender, and you'd think if an organization signs a guy to a lifetime contract they would have had a backup plan to.. i dont know, trade schneider instead??? improve our team up front more than a luongo trade would? at a 4 million cap hit is schneider really that much better than roberto? down the road im sure he will be, but right now? brodeur managed to be a force in the NHL until 40, but no... the way this has been played out sure seems like there is no other option EXCEPT to trade roberto - i think feelings on both sides have been too damaged by this, and roberto deserves more than what hes getting. especially with gillis saying 'theres been discussions' and basically inferring roberto lied about not waiving his NTC in the summer.

i mean, since when do NHL clubs hold pressers because someone HASNT been traded??? if giving us some transparency was the goal, mission accomplished - i dont want to know how the management deals with players anymore, because this whole situation is making me sick. after this debacle im sure luongo's trade value is at an all-time low.

love the players, love the team... starting to hate the management.

How about when the ravenous, blood thirsty media demands that someone stand in front of them so they can capture ever emotion in the moment and to blow the situation out of proportion exponentially.

The Canucks have treated Luongo with nothing but class and respect since he came here, they pay him truckloads of money. He talks the talk of wanting to do what's best for the team, well at this time being a good backup to Schnieder and be ready to perform at an elite level when and if he gets the call is what the team needs from him. He can easily win the starting job back if he plays like we all know he is capable of, but this organization needs to win games (that is what playing hockey is about) and its nothing personal if they start another player who they feel gives them the best shot at winning.

There is no malice toward Luongo by Canucks management except in the minds of the media and the fans that follow these idiots. Its not like they've relegated Luongo to Zamboni driver or one of the Ice Cleaning Girls, although if those would help the team win he should be willing to do whatever it takes.

I don't blame Luongo for the press conference, I don't blame the management, the fault lies squarely on those media vultures and their leading questions.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

Anything can happen in the Playoffs. We may be very thankful that we kept him until the off-season.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

at a 4 million cap hit is schneider really that much better than roberto? down the road im sure he will be, but right now? brodeur managed to be a force in the NHL until 40, but no... the way this has been played out sure seems like there is no other option EXCEPT to trade roberto -


I think you need to go through all the awards and accolades Martin Brodeur has accomplished before you compare Lui to him. If anything the way Lui has played this year so far you wonder if he will even be around in a few more years.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:03 PM

him letting in the first shot is also irrelevant cause we didn't score any goals so even if he didn't we still lose 2-0

he played great just to get his save % back up to .909 for the game after the crappy start imo


You're still not getting it.

He didn't need to win that game to redeem himself. He did need to give the team a decent chance to come back to do so.

You're correct when you say he played well after the two goals, however, those saves needed to happen when he came in, not after giving up a couple.

Shorty said it during last night's game. The Canucks played like they were beaten for most of Saturday's game....because they were. That's what happens when you get into a 4-0 hole early on.

2-0 is no big deal. Teams recover form that all the time, especially with 55 minutes left to do so.
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