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09-15-2011, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Durr View Post
It still amazes me how people still defend Luongo. It reminds of how people still tried to defend Cloutier back in the day.

When you guys look back at all this, you'll feel just as stupid as those who tried to defend the last #1 goaltender that played here.
Not near the the same. Cloutier was at best an average journeyman goalie whose career was bad when he played for a bad team. Luongo played exceptionally well for a really bad team in the Panthers and likely should have won a Vezina and a Pearson in 2003-04 (nominated) while there as he played phenomenally in huge minutes while being vulcanized in the process.

How many Vezina. Pearson and Hart nominations did Cloutier accumulate? All-Star selections, Team Canada selections and gold medals? Play-off series wins?

Comparing Luongo and Cloutier is like comparing apples and orangutans.

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