The Luongo Thread: Another Brick in the Wall Edition
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11-23-2012, 02:57 PM
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Then you have no idea how good Grabo is.
I know that Grabo is a pretty good player. I would probably rank him in the top 35 centres in the league (off the top of my head) right behind Thomas Plekanec.
I also know how good Luongo is, something that is often forgotten around here.
Look at it this way, last season Vancouver and Toronto had the exact same shots against per game (30.8) tied for 7th worst in the league. Vancouver was 4th for least goals allowed while Toronto was 29th. Switching goaltending tandems (by switching the goals allowed number) would result in Toronto having a +33 goal differential and have them fighting Philly for home ice advantage in the playoffs while Vancouver would be a -15 goal differential which would have us fighting for the division lead to make the playoffs (based on goal differential, all NW teams would miss) it could be argued that the main difference between Vancouver and Toronto is goaltending and without that difference Vancouver would be seen as a have-not and Toronto would be seen as a contender.
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