2010 NHL Playoffs: When Will the Canucks’ Roberto Luongo Fiasco Be Addressed?

May 8th, 2010 by Ryan Fancey Leave a reply »
Usually when a team is ousted from the playoffs, time and time again with a solid lineup, someone has to take the fall.

In the case of the Vancouver Canucks, it will likely be head coach Alain Vigneault. Because after all, Roberto Luongo is the best goaltender in the league.

Wait a minute.

When the team in question takes a three-game slide to the brink of elimination and gives up 16 goals over that period, you’ve got a problem—you’re not getting saves.

So how long is it that the Canucks keep turning a blind eye to Luongo? His play has dug them into a hole that will be extremely tough to climb out of. And nobody needs a loser.

I’m really not trying to flame Luongo. In fact, I believe he is a competent goalie and definitely a starter in the NHL, but it’s time for him to move on if the Canucks are indeed finished in the next game or two.

"But he won gold for Canada."

Yes, and I thank him every night before I go to sleep. That is, right after I thank Sidney Crosby and the rest of the team.

Luongo played solid hockey and got the job done for Canada in February an ...

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