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01-10-2013, 01:08 PM
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Side Note: I think Luongo Flurishes in the east coast.
The east coast is a much different game, one of less grit/net presence - both of which are the sole reason for Luongos issues.
A pure rush and shoot off the fly game will be eaten up by Luongo. He will save Toronto.
He may get worn down faster.
He's played in the East coast.. with 2 serparate teams. He faced more shots than any goaltender during those years in NYI and FLA. yet he still maintained an amazing GAA and SV % playing infront of those horrendous teams.
In 6 years, he's the Canucks leader in wins, ahead of Cloutier who benefitted from West Coast Express scoring prowess, and Kirk Mclean
He will help Toronto win games immediately.
It's stability, once you have that, Nonis can start building the team from the net out, while you develop Scrivens. It's the same thing Vancouver did with Schneider. Schneider didn't just magically appear and take Luongo's job. He was GROOMED patiently, it's the only thing Canucks scouts have gotten right in a while. Luongo iced the team while Cory developed and honed his skills in the AHL, became the best goalie there, got his call up and started to slowly transition into the starter role.
The blueprint is already there, who organized that blueprint? Nonis. He can repeat it in Toronto with similar success
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