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11-06-2012, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Spawn View Post
Fair point. Luongo gets all the blame for that series, but Daniel had 4 points and was -5 in the 7 games and Henrik was worse with 1 point and -7. These were the back to back Art Ross trophy winners and they were every bit as poor as Luongo. That whole series was ugly for Vancouver. Luongo would make the Oilers better for the next 3-4 seasons. I think it is honestly difficult to deny that.

Problem is that after those 3-4 years he is still around for another 7 years. Yeah, some goalies can play until when they are 36-37 and still put up strong numbers, but there aren't many who have ever done much after that.
Bingo. And by that point he will be turn from a short term benefit to a long term burden

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