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01-30-2013, 03:19 PM
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Don't know why anyone is surprised Luongo is starting.

- This is consistent with what AV and Gillis have said ALL season - we have 2 #1's.
- Luongo coming off a stellar game where he stole us a point..
- Scheduling sets up nicely anyway for Schneider to get the bigger game vs Chicago unless Luongo lights it up again...
- Schneider still hasn't earned being the guy that deserves to play 2 outta every 3 starts over Luongo.

Everything that has been said and every thing we've see play out on the ice indicates the goaltenders will be splitting with the hotter goalie getting games with a lean towards Schneider.

The media is ridiculous here... Sekaras on the radio is doing his best to rile the fanbase over this huge controversy of Luongo shockingly starting TWO games in a row. OMG. 2.

And the way the schedule breaks down here.... Even if they are working Schneider in as the true #1 even with Luongo here... Considering the fact Luongo is not a typical backup, and still needs his games... wouldn't it make sense to start Luongo now vs Col ( so he has 3 of the first 7) knowing you are coming back with Schneider vs the present top team in the West?

If you guys really think he's the better option to win, wouldn't this be the way to 'spot' your 'backup' anyway?

Luongo playing tonight makes sense with either philosophy...
(as long as people can drop the expectation that Schneider is going get a typical #1 ratio of games like Luongo last yr - just not going to happen when you have a vet like Luongo as that supposed backup)

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