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10-13-2009, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
I always see that stat trotted out, but it completely ignores the fact that Luongo was injured for the majority (16 of 22 games) of Salo's absence. When Salo was injured and Luongo was healthy, the team went 3-2-1, with two of those losses coming in the first two games that Luongo came back from injury and during the team's 8 game losing streak.

I'd argue that Luongo's absence had much more to do with the team's record in that time than Salo's did, especially given that the the team only went 2-4-1 when Luongo was injured but Salo was healthy.
Vigneault seems to look at it differently.

Until he hurt his knee, Salo was playing 21:20 a game; only Calgary’s Jay Bouwmeester gets more ice time this young season.

“Sami’s a great player and every time he’s in our lineup, just look at the stats,” coach Alain Vigneault said Sunday. “Our team wins a lot more games than it loses.”

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