he sure is playing differently. we all know he's a slow starter. maybe schiender being given the last 7 starts lit a fire under luongo? also noticed he challenges the shooters now instead of playing deep in his net. less belly flopping.
Great goalie, love him, I just wish he played like this from game 1.
Very happy to see him rounding back into form.
Nah, then he might stand a chance at actually winning a vezina.
Can't be doing that.
Good for Luongo, he can help the team to a nice finish during the regular season.
Then implode in the playoffs and people will make the usual excuses. Then have another horrible october, then recover. People will start trying to pass off his great regular season numbers as a reason to keep him. The hate will die down.
Then it's playoff time and he can cost the team another series. Repeat til retirement.
maybe the problem is he doesn't work enough with Allaire in the summer.
No, it`s not. Allaire`s game is all blocking and generally stuff that keeps Lu from reading the play, staying on his feet and reacting. Look at him earlier this season - down early and just trying to cover as much net as he can.
Not only that, but Lu was missing several very fundamental skating teachniques that are now showing up in his game since Melanson arrived.
He wasn`t a slow starter until the Canucks changed styles, which to me suggests that the stuff he`s learned from Allaire and Clarke for most of his career wasnt serving him as well.