Luongo for Grabovski
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03-26-2013, 07:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: British Columbia
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Are you actually suggesting that Luongo has had a better year than Reimer? If you want to talk about current, okay, let's talk current.
Team improvement in the standings over last year
Luongo, with the lower save %, plays in front of a top four defense that includes Hamhuis, Edler, Bieksa and Garrison
Reimer, with the higher save %, plays in front of a top four defense that before last week included Phaneuf, Holzer, Gunnarsson, and Kostka
More impressive performance: Reimer
Forget Grabovski. Why would we trade our goaltender straight up for your goaltended, especially when one figures in the difference in age and the horrible contract?
Luongo was an elite goaltender. He isn't that anymore. Currently he is
18 th in GAA
32 nd (tie) in wins
28 th (tie) in save %
You can say what you want about the past, and I'd probably agree with much of it. But
, based on actual play, Roberto is not one of the top ten goalies in the league, much less elite.
Chris Kunitz is having a better year than everyone in the league except Crosby and Stamkos. So is he better than everyone else in the league aswell?
Troy Brouwer has more goals, and a better +/- in less games than Phil Kessel. Is Brouwer better than Kessel?
Re-read what I said.
"Luongo is better than any of your current options."
In the form of a question:
Who is the better goalie. James Riemer or Roberto Luongo. Throw contracts and everything aside. If you are choosing 1 goalie of the 2. Who are you choosing?
Nothing against Riemer. But the choice is obvious. And yes Lu is still elite.
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