Ok.. what IF Luongo has a season ending injury in early January. At that point the canucks are in 9th-10th position and barely in the playoff picture... Schneider comes in and:
- Wins us the president trophey
- Wins the Vezina for him self
- Wins the Calder
- Then wins us a CUP
- Wins the Conn smythe
Just being the devils advocate.. and also curious to what peoples answers are.
Or you have just got into Donald S. Cherry's supply of wobbly pop.
Pretty interesting stuff on there. For example, best playoff career numbers belong to..... Patrick Lalime at.9264. Brodeur and Luongo are effectively tied at #4 and #5.
Also interesting to note that Luongo's Sv% in the playoffs and regular season over his career is essentially the same, where players like Lalime have HUGE jumps between very average regular season play and stellar post-season numbers.
Thats actually an interesting stat.
Who's the next highest active goalie?
He's essentially tied with Lundqvist and Tim Thomas.
Not really accurate to say he has the highest save percentage.. but the highest of all goalies that have started at least 200 games. Which would exclude Rask, Howard, Halak, and Hiller.
You have to think that it'll be their turn to have a few stinker seasons coming ahead. The main point is that $5.3m is well worth it if you can get above average to elite goaltending every year. Luongo may not be God, but he's pretty darn good when compared to the rest of the field.
He won't get enough starts to get on any kind of hot streak. If he does show that he deserves to be an NHL starter somewhere, I'm sure other GM's would be kicking the tires at the deadline. I think Gillis will sign another 'project goalie' to play on the Moose and be available for call-ups if necessary, while Schneider will be the back-up. If he plays poorly, he'll be back down with the Moose, and the other goalie will be up to back up. If he does well, he'll likely get traded.
He means what if the backup plays better than the starter (and the backup becomes the starter).
Thomas was the starter at the beginning of the season, and Rask was the backup. Rask played better, and became the starter.
What if Schneider played better than Luongo and became the starter?
I understood.. Maybe I wasn't as clever as I planned Luongo is a top 5 goaltender in the league. If Schnieder becomes better than Luongo, we'll more than likely be able to acquire a number 1 defense men.