I dont think anyone would have blamed AV for switching goalies in that situation. Its what a coach is expected to do, especially if its a guy like Luongo.
The reasons are self-evident; AV failed to act, and as a result Luongo kept letting in a goal every 30 seconds.
AV should have yanked him; if Luongo pouted about it he would be in the wrong and would garner no sympathy, because AV would have made a decision everyone would have understood.
It would have been so much easier to put that behind us; but AV threw Luongo to the wolves instead. AV is such an insufferable dunce sometimes.
Only in this town of retarded bandwagoners and armchair experts is NOT pulling a goalie a sign of disrespect. No goalie ever wants to get pulled no matter how badly they're doing, Lu especially. Are you actually saying it would have been better if Lu got pulled on what is potentially his last game? Are you ???? kidding me?
Has it occurred to you that Lu might be pissed at the OILERS? You know those guys who, on the last game of the season, acted like immature punks and tried to injure a playoff team? Everyone on both benches knew that the game had no purpose and that everyone just wanted to get out unscathed. It was more about the ceremony of Lu playing one last regular season game for the Canucks. If the Oilers had any class, it would have had less contact than an all star game. Instead they take runs at our players and try to light up our goalie so we bowed out.
It was disgusting behaviour by the Oilers, the hockey equivalent of Lu being given a Rolex for his years of good service and having the Oilers run in drunkenly, call him a tool, throw his watch out the window, then crap in his coffee.
Edited by nateb123, 29 April 2013 - 01:12 AM.