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02-03-2013, 10:04 PM
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Would Luongo's new attitude help him in the playoffs?

This isn't just on the Canucks board for a reason. I want to hear what the general populace here - which is probably more negative towards Roberto Luongo's than Canuck fans (at least now) - thinks of how he would do in the playoffs, now that he's taking things less seriously, even joking about his situation on twitter and so on.

After all, true or not, a lot of posters here think Luongo, when it comes right down to it, is a choker who is too likely to give in a bad goal or even get blown out when it comes to the big games.

He's certainly played a lot more games early on in the regular season now and has much better stats than most would have expected. He also seems a lot more relaxed on the ice and in interviews. But would that translate over to how he performs in the playoffs?

And if it would translate over, does that mean his trade value has gone up considerably?

Basically, if you're a HF Boards poster who has been negative about him before his recent run - are you still?

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02-03-2013, 10:06 PM
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His trade value has probably never changed to the people who matter - NHL GMs. It will only be us, the people who swing back and forth like a pendulum after every game, who thinks anything has changed in this situation.

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A joking goalie is usually the best kind in the playoffs.

See Bryzgalov.

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02-03-2013, 10:15 PM
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I'd honestly be happy for him if he played well and won. Nucks fans think I hate him, but I just call poor performances what they are.

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For him yes, he has too much pressure, and it seems to work.

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well maybe people won't freak out over every comment he makes now that they know a bit more about his personality.

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well maybe people won't freak out over every comment he makes now that they know a bit more about his personality.
THIS! My dear god this!

I wonder now that people know his personality if they see any of his past comments differently?

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02-03-2013, 11:45 PM
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What would help Luongo in the playoffs is some freaking offense. The Canucks will be the highest scoring team in the regular season and then just completely dry up in the playoffs.

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02-03-2013, 11:53 PM
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Loungo is fine in the playoffs as hoisin the reg season. If the sedins chose to show up it would help also hodgson would be a excellent playoff performer.

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Loungo is fine in the playoffs as hoisin the reg season. If the sedins chose to show up it would help also hodgson would be a excellent playoff performer.
I'm trying to decipher and understand this incoherent mess, but I'm still having trouble.

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I'm trying to decipher and understand this incoherent mess, but I'm still having trouble.
Loungo is fine in the playoffs as shown in the reg season.

If the sedins chose to show up it would help.

Also hodgson would be a excellent playoff performer.


No need to thank me

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I think hoisin is "he is in" actually, but who the **** knows.

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Maybe it would help, maybe it wouldn't. Either way you can't see into his head and you can't predict how he will play.

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02-04-2013, 12:30 AM
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Luongo's always been pretty good in the playoffs if you ask me, the games where he's struggled have always been games where his team is basically beaten already, physically and injury-wise they've been hobbled and on their last legs. If Luongo wasn't able to single-handedly hold those teams in those games, it wasn't all on him or shouldn't have been, his reputation is more a thing some fanbases like to hold over his team than anything that's real or legitimate. I don't think any goalie could have taken those teams further than Luongo did. If he ends up having more success, it'll be because there's a team in front of him that can give him the support he needs to do the job, not because of any supposed different attitude.

Seems like his teammates and other players are saying "oh, yeah that's Lui" where the media are saying, "where did this guy come from?" So to me, that indicates that the media built this myth that's wrong, and the direct contact with Luongo via twitter and him no longer giving so much of a damn with the media is just revealing the guy that people who know him have known all along.

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02-04-2013, 12:49 AM
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Moar Luongo threads on the main board!! MOAR!!

Lu's new media personality might keep the jackals from constantly trying to paint him as the arrogant, egotistical jerk. As a byproduct, we might have fewer people swarming to jump on the "I HATE LUONGO!!!" bandwagon as it's being presented by the same media brain trust who sold them on the whole "Tim Thomas as the nice, likable, average guy" thing.

**requisite reminder to everyone to actually look at Luongo's total playoff stats before picking the few poor outliers**

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02-04-2013, 12:57 AM
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A joking goalie is usually the best kind in the playoffs.

See Bryzgalov.
Bryz is often unintentionally funny.

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02-04-2013, 01:03 AM
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After reading his twitter I actually hope he does well now. Seems like a nice guy. And this is coming from a well-known Canucks hater/troll.

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02-04-2013, 02:57 AM
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Real question is. Will the team in front of Luongo finally come to play in the playoffs?

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02-04-2013, 03:27 AM
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Pretty sure his attitude was never an issue?

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It's funny that this "new attitude" gets so much press with the whole trade situation but he was like this all last season. I actually was hopeful it would help him last playoffs, but unfortunately the team decided not to show up in front of him and they switched to Schneider. I still think it would help him recover from goals/bad games, which would help, although the fact that, since about Nov/Dec last season his form has been better than it has been in years, would probably be the biggest factor. Who knows where he'll be at the end of the year, but if he's still with the Canucks and gets the starter's role, I think he'll do well. I'd be more concerned about the team in front of him.

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02-04-2013, 05:15 AM
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Schneider has a great attitude and it didn't help him last spring

Canucks don't score enough goals in the playoffs and Luongo usually gets all the blame

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Luongo's always been pretty good in the playoffs if you ask me, the games where he's struggled have always been games where his team is basically beaten already, physically and injury-wise they've been hobbled and on their last legs. If Luongo wasn't able to single-handedly hold those teams in those games, it wasn't all on him or shouldn't have been, his reputation is more a thing some fanbases like to hold over his team than anything that's real or legitimate. I don't think any goalie could have taken those teams further than Luongo did. If he ends up having more success, it'll be because there's a team in front of him that can give him the support he needs to do the job, not because of any supposed different attitude.

Seems like his teammates and other players are saying "oh, yeah that's Lui" where the media are saying, "where did this guy come from?" So to me, that indicates that the media built this myth that's wrong, and the direct contact with Luongo via twitter and him no longer giving so much of a damn with the media is just revealing the guy that people who know him have known all along.

That is the saddest, back door case of excuse mongering I've seen on these boards for a long time. I hope you were chuckling as you typed that!

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I don't get it...Did I miss a memo or something? I mean all I see when I look at him is he is talking the same way lol. A Class Act!

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That is the saddest, back door case of excuse mongering I've seen on these boards for a long time. I hope you were chuckling as you typed that!
Statistically, teams tend to lose games when a bunch of key players are out with injuries. I don't see what is so outrageous about that. It's a fact.

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This isn't just on the Canucks board for a reason. I want to hear what the general populace here - which is probably more negative towards Roberto Luongo's than Canuck fans (at least now) - thinks of how he would do in the playoffs, now that he's taking things less seriously, even joking about his situation on twitter and so on.

After all, true or not, a lot of posters here think Luongo, when it comes right down to it, is a choker who is too likely to give in a bad goal or even get blown out when it comes to the big games.

He's certainly played a lot more games early on in the regular season now and has much better stats than most would have expected. He also seems a lot more relaxed on the ice and in interviews. But would that translate over to how he performs in the playoffs?

And if it would translate over, does that mean his trade value has gone up considerably?

Basically, if you're a HF Boards poster who has been negative about him before his recent run - are you still?

His attitude has never changed. He's always been self deprecating, full of levity and very easy going.

Just because people have finally started looking at his twitter, doesn't mean he's changed his attitude.

I think it just goes to show how naive everyone is to how player's personalities and what the true story is.

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