The All Purpose Luongo Thread (MOD WARNING IN OP)
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10-28-2012, 01:59 PM
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You see criticism because the Leafs are currently a bad team. If they were good, they would get more praise. But make no mistake, their is an underlying bias there to often pander to their biggest audience.
For instance, at the beginning of the rumours for Luongo, McKenzie and Dreger "speculated" that he would be dealt in a soft deal and that there wasn't a market for Lu. Where were they getting their information from? How was it being filtered to them? Certainly not from the Canucks side... Later on, we learn that Gillis demanded a good return, and then both reporters changed their tune to other teams refusing to pay a significant demand. Which meant that they were completely wrong about their initial take, which just so happened to favour a TO perception, and then inferred a negative response by GMs to the actual asking price, which again favours a TO's perception.
This is just one example of the TSN media point of view. Which is why I said it was better to agree to disagree, because many VAN fans have a very different perception of what TSN actually is. Better to leave it alone and talk about Lu only.
Back when the Leafs were one of the top 4 teams for playoff wins they got the same from the media with some predicting every year they'd miss the playoffs.
Listen to Healey some nights when he excuses the opposition for something while admonishing the Leafs for it - example age of Oiler D - when Leafs were actually younger. Gets a little tiring when the guy on the mic is a guy who is bitter about being turned down for GM.
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