The Luongo Thread [Mod Warning in OP]
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10-22-2012, 02:36 AM
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Franchise goalie, yes. 33 years old, and is 2nd in active goalie wins. He was very good last year as a #1, en route to another Pres trophy, carrying the team through a late-season scoring drought (when other teams were playing desperate, and we had Lappiere covering for D. Sedin). We lost to the eventual cup winners, and Schneider had earned some playoff starts, especially considering the team -not Luongo- played poorly the first few games.
Schneider has been lights out since he was drafted, and Lack is as good a goalie prospect as there is. Makes sense to get younger in net (since we believe in Schneider and Lack) while getting more youth for Luongo to keep our cupboards stocked.
Considering the save percentage only being a few points above the average in the league, how can you still call him a franchise goalie? is this were the case, how many "franchise" goalies are there in the NHL? I'm not bashing Luongo, I like him and I want him here but I don't understand how this tag is on him.
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