Round 2, Vote 8 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-30-2012, 12:52 PM
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I hontestly think Liut's was 81 was better, yes. He won the Pearson, very nearly won the Hart over Gretzky, absolutely destroyed the competition for the AS. FWIW Liut's runner up to Hextall was also extremely close, so he very easily could have been a two time Vezina winner.
That's not a bash on Luongo's 07 season, as he beat Brodeur in Hart voting but fell short in Vezina. But he was clearly outclassed by Crosby in Hart voting, pretty significant margin. And Gretzky ran away with the scoring race in 81, Crosby had 13 players within the range of points Gretzky won the 81 scoring race by in 07. Thornton was within 6. And yet Liut still nearly won the Hart in 81.
The goaltending overall point I won't argue against, to me there's no question it's better now then it was in the 80s. And Luongo's the more consistent of the two.
So which do we prefer, which goalie is better at their best (Liut) or which goalie is more consistently good (Luongo).
Edit: one thing I definitely plan on looking at further when evaluating Luongo pre-Vancouver is his home-road splits as far as Sv% goes.
Let's just say there have been accusations there for a while that they have "fuzzy" shot count tallies there.
his numbers in Florida were actually BETTER on the road then at home in regards to sv% for all but his first and last season there
Yeah, if the numbers don't support the argument, just say they are wrong.
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