I wasn't comparing anyone to anyone, just pointing out that the goalie is part of the PK and you just can't take out the PK save % to make your goalie look better.
All teams take penalties and as most coaches will tell you, the goalie usually needs to be the penalty killer - last year, Luongo wasn't. I really don't care what the reasoning was behind the fact that his PK save % was horrible, the fact is it was.
I think Luongo has been fantastic this year, maybe that fantastic play continues into the post season. We'll find out in a few hours.
Do you agree that some teams take more penalties than others?
My view based on the playoffs:
Rinne(he almost stole a series from the 2010 SC Champs)
Bryzgalov(most underrated goalie in the league?)
Niemi(all(sharks) or nothing(Canucks/Philly) during the Cup run last year, Sharks might need to win a shootout or two for him like the Hawks did)
Luongo(his past 2 reg season stats do NOT translate to the playoffs)
Howard(I seen him look bad down low a lot of time)
Crawford(he's a rookie going into his first playoffs)
Quick(He has to play better than the last two years in the playoffs)
yeah, it's ALL luongos fault, the defense has been ROCK SOLID.
It would have taken a superhuman effort of the likes we have never seen before to have kept the last 2 games close. But yeah, blame it on Luongo because you don't know enough about hockey. It's easier that way.
Jonas Hiller is injured and he's still the best goalie in the west at the moment.
It's funny, particularly because it probably contains a grain of truth. Hiller's stock has stayed mostly static (due to him not playing), while everyone ahead of him on most lists has seen theirs take a hit recently (due to them stinking up the bed in the 1st round). Quick allowed 12 goals in his last two games, Luongo allowed 10 goals in his last two games, Rinne allowed 9 goals in the last two games, Bryzgalov allowed 9 goals in his last two games and Niemi allowed 8 goals in his last two games. Emery has been mediocre, but better than all of the above and he's at the bottom of most lists. The only ones really pulling their weight are Howard and Crawford, and they're in the bottom half of most lists, too. Jack Tripper said that it's a race to the bottom, but it's more like a race to the middle, since the top goalies are sinking and the bottom goalies are rising.
Wow, Crawford has allowed only 11 goals in 5 games in his series so far. The series hasn't been about him at all, but that's most impressive, considering how the other West goaltenders are doing and that it's been against the highest scoring team in the regular season.