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01-10-2013, 04:55 PM
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Slads
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I feel like a lot of people feed into the stereotype of Luongo not being an amazing goaltender. All you need to do is look at his stats and what he's done over his career and the past few years without bias and you can see he is a superstar. I know it is only human nature to look at negatives over positives, but he has done a great job. He got the Canucks to game 7 of the SCF with only 8(?) goals of offense and was a Vezina finalist, and even in last year's playoffs he was the best player for the Canucks before being replaced by Schneider (which was basically to give the team a different look and spark). He also brings a ton of experience which is hard to come by. I really think people undervalue him too much. I do understand the contract length, but it's a low cap hit considering other goalies around the league and having a young goalie develop under him is one of those things that won't show up on a stats sheet but is huge for a franchise.

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