Canucks' Roberto Luongo: We could all play better

Roberto Luongo slowly removed his pads and skates, gulping half of a shake after Monday's practice at the United Center before standing to face as many questions aimed at his play against the Blackhawks as he has shots on goal. Read more
Super Dooper

Canada

#1 May 4, 2009
Louie will bounce back. He can be lights out after a stinker. I've seen it many times before. The Canucks and Luongo have yet to play their A game or B for that matter. If they do they will beat the Hawks. That is a big if though. It's going to be fun and hopefully a 6 or 7 gamer.
USMCVet

United States

#2 May 5, 2009
Sounds like Luango is starting to play the blame game a little bit. Even though he said he could play better, he is selling out his team a bit.
If the traffic hasn't bothered him, then he should have saved more goals. His confidence is shaken and the Hawks will capitalize on that tonight, especially if they get a couple of early ones.
JEM

Indianapolis, IN

#3 May 5, 2009
All just talk. Yes, the traffic is bothering him, it bothers all goalies. Salo loss hurts too. What this amounts to is bigger faster players doing their job to get to the net. Van D is too slow, this is the Hawks series to lose now. Which is still possible of course.
Oldgranddad

Arlington Heights, IL

#4 May 5, 2009
Hey Roberto...

That AIR HORN you hear after the puck gets behind you is comming from #33!
Just saying
Oldgranddad

Arlington Heights, IL

#5 May 5, 2009
Hey Robeto...

As Harry Carry used to say...

"THERE IS DANGER HERE...SHARI"

Since: May 09

Richmond, Canada

#6 May 5, 2009
don't worry about Luongo when it counts he's a money goaltender. in this years playoffs he's had one bad game where he let in more than 3 goals whereas Khabibulin has done it 3 times and has 3 times the losses (against a notably weaker Flames team). Salo not being in hurts Vancouver but not as much as you might think, Bieksa moves into Salo's spot with Mitchell (where he played last year) and Vanannen takes his spot ... problem solved. Vancouver has dealt with this kind of problem all year and they're not gonna panic now, not sure Chicago could make the same claim.
scooby

Lombard, IL

#7 May 5, 2009
gameon63 wrote:
don't worry about Luongo when it counts he's a money goaltender.
Remind me exactly how many cups has this " money" goaltender has won?? Or even appearences in the finals for that matter?? This isnt St Louis they're playing bud, its a young hungry team with a lot of speed and talent, with 4 lines that can and do score. If you dont think Vancouver has some major problems coming up, you're crazy. So you dont think theyve played their A or even B game yet huh?? if it werent for the power play goals they've scored,they'd be down 2 games to zero by now and by all rights should be, Hawks made a bone headed play in Game 1 giving up that 3 on 1 that late in the game.Far as I can see, you shut down the Sedin sisters, its game over Canucks. Luongo's confidence is shaken right now, and wai till he gets a load of an amped up home team and crowd tonite, my advice to anyone near the crease?? watch out for those yellow stains near the net, that aint lemonade my friends.

Since: May 09

Richmond, Canada

#8 May 5, 2009
considering this is coming from the fan of a team that has made the playoffs exactly TWICE in 10 years and the other year they made the playoffs (2001/02)they were out in 5 games. Chicago hasn't won any more games than Vancouver and they've lost more to an inferior team. playoffs are all about special teams and intense competition but i guess you wouldn't know that as your team is usually golfing at that point. as for your "money" goaltender he's 5 years removed from being the goalie on a LOADED Tampa Bay Lightning team and until this year when his contract is expiring he hasn't won significantly more games than he's lost. he's been mediocre for the Hawks and yet he's still been better than the other guy that was signed to a large contract this past summer. oh and apparently you CAN'T see as the Sedins didn't play a dominant part in game 1 (1 goal, 1 assist), it was Kyle Wellwood (3rd line center) setting up 3 of the goals including the winner where he was the guy that sprung Mason Raymond who eventually assisted on the winner. those yellow stains will be from Byfuglien soiling himself when the Canucks start to pay attention to him.
Super Dooper

Canada

#9 May 5, 2009
scooby wrote:
<quoted text>Remind me exactly how many cups has this " money" goaltender has won?? Or even appearences in the finals for that matter?? This isnt St Louis they're playing bud, its a young hungry team with a lot of speed and talent, with 4 lines that can and do score. If you dont think Vancouver has some major problems coming up, you're crazy. So you dont think theyve played their A or even B game yet huh?? if it werent for the power play goals they've scored,they'd be down 2 games to zero by now and by all rights should be, Hawks made a bone headed play in Game 1 giving up that 3 on 1 that late in the game.Far as I can see, you shut down the Sedin sisters, its game over Canucks. Luongo's confidence is shaken right now, and wai till he gets a load of an amped up home team and crowd tonite, my advice to anyone near the crease?? watch out for those yellow stains near the net, that aint lemonade my friends.
The Hawks have been the better team through the first two games. We have seen your A game. You have seen our B/C game. We are tied one game a piece and have surrendered only one more goal. I would not be so cocky cause you don't know hawkey. Come on back to earth where the games are played. I would love for this to go seven, with the Nucks winning as long as the Det/Ana series goes the distance too. It means more hawkey to watch. Unleash the hounds!
Money Goaltender

Vancouver, Canada

#10 May 5, 2009
Hey Chi fans, be prepared to remember why KHABBY WAS PUT ON WAIVERS 5 MONTHS AGO!!!

Reality's gonna be a typical Chicago chick when Luongo goes lights out the rest of the way through.
mrh

Deerfield Beach, FL

#11 May 5, 2009
Super Dooper wrote:
Louie will bounce back. He can be lights out after a stinker. I've seen it many times before. The Canucks and Luongo have yet to play their A game or B for that matter. If they do they will beat the Hawks. That is a big if though. It's going to be fun and hopefully a 6 or 7 gamer.
In the playoffs and no "A" game yet. Wow. You must be really good. Pray tell when do you plan on springing your trap? Hopefully we will not have to wait until you are down 3-1 to witness your team's superior skills. Your goalie/"captain" will run out of teamates to blame by then.
mrh

Deerfield Beach, FL

#12 May 5, 2009
gameon63 wrote:
considering this is coming from the fan of a team that has made the playoffs exactly TWICE in 10 years and the other year they made the playoffs (2001/02)they were out in 5 games. Chicago hasn't won any more games than Vancouver and they've lost more to an inferior team. playoffs are all about special teams and intense competition but i guess you wouldn't know that as your team is usually golfing at that point. as for your "money" goaltender he's 5 years removed from being the goalie on a LOADED Tampa Bay Lightning team and until this year when his contract is expiring he hasn't won significantly more games than he's lost. he's been mediocre for the Hawks and yet he's still been better than the other guy that was signed to a large contract this past summer. oh and apparently you CAN'T see as the Sedins didn't play a dominant part in game 1 (1 goal, 1 assist), it was Kyle Wellwood (3rd line center) setting up 3 of the goals including the winner where he was the guy that sprung Mason Raymond who eventually assisted on the winner. those yellow stains will be from Byfuglien soiling himself when the Canucks start to pay attention to him.
Hey, Chuckles, he did not say Khabibulin was "money", he asked you to support your statement that Luongo is. You did not. Luongo has no history of being a money goalie. And if the Canucks start to "pay attention" to Mr.Byfuglien you are more likely to find a pile of hair and Canucks teeth on the ice than you would urine. Now please stop posting or I shall taunt you further.
USMCVet

United States

#13 May 5, 2009
Havlat is going to have a big game tonight!
Go Canucks

Surrey, Canada

#14 May 5, 2009
How are you defining a "money" goalie? If he can only be money when he's won a Cup, then obviously Luongo's doesn't fit the bill (yet). By that token Osgood must the "moneyest" goalie playing right now, and I think both the Hawks and Canucks would rather have their guy than Osgood. I think a better definition of "money" is a goalie who has the ability to carry his team and win games when they don't play their best and raise his level of play in big games. He didn't have his best game, he WILL rebound strong. If you haven't seen Luongo throughout the past couple of seasons, then you have no idea what this guy is capable of. He's "money". That's a pretty common sentiment around the hockey world, not just rabid Canucks fans.

As for his comments after the last game, I don't think they were unfair. It's a fair assessment to say that the Canucks D-men blew their coverage numerous times leading to Hawk goals. They seemed a little confused with the matchups after Salo was out. Don't worry, they've made adjustments, Hawks won't be getting a free pass to the net this game.

CANUCKS IN 6!
Tom Skilling

Canada

#15 May 5, 2009
it's raining rubber on poor Habby! oh the humanity!

back to you Harry
Harry Carry

Canada

#16 May 5, 2009
HEY!!!
scooby

Lombard, IL

#17 May 5, 2009
gameon63 wrote:
considering this is coming from the fan of a team that has made the playoffs exactly TWICE in 10 years and the other year they made the playoffs (2001/02)they were out in 5 games. Chicago hasn't won any more games than Vancouver and they've lost more to an inferior team. playoffs are all about special teams and intense competition but i guess you wouldn't know that as your team is usually golfing at that point. as for your "money" goaltender he's 5 years removed from being the goalie on a LOADED Tampa Bay Lightning team and until this year when his contract is expiring he hasn't won significantly more games than he's lost. he's been mediocre for the Hawks and yet he's still been better than the other guy that was signed to a large contract this past summer. oh and apparently you CAN'T see as the Sedins didn't play a dominant part in game 1 (1 goal, 1 assist), it was Kyle Wellwood (3rd line center) setting up 3 of the goals including the winner where he was the guy that sprung Mason Raymond who eventually assisted on the winner. those yellow stains will be from Byfuglien soiling himself when the Canucks start to pay attention to him.
Thanks for the history lesson,since we're going to use history as an example, how about all those Cups the Canucks have hoisted eh?? oh, damn, thats right thatd be zero. Where in my post did I say khabibulin was a money goaltender, was just taking exception to the fact that Luongo has never won anything so i dont know where you get your idea that he is. Comes down to it, at least Khabby knows what it takes to win a Cup, something Luongo doesnt. And I dont care how many years removed he is from it. Thats ok though, dont let facts get in the way of the good story your spinning, ive always been a fan of fairy tales
Super Dooper

Canada

#18 May 5, 2009
scooby wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for the history lesson,since we're going to use history as an example, how about all those Cups the Canucks have hoisted eh?? oh, damn, thats right thatd be zero. Where in my post did I say khabibulin was a money goaltender, was just taking exception to the fact that Luongo has never won anything so i dont know where you get your idea that he is. Comes down to it, at least Khabby knows what it takes to win a Cup, something Luongo doesnt. And I dont care how many years removed he is from it. Thats ok though, dont let facts get in the way of the good story your spinning, ive always been a fan of fairy tales
Boom Baby! Nuf said.
Super Dooper

Canada

#19 May 6, 2009
mrh wrote:
<quoted text>In the playoffs and no "A" game yet. Wow. You must be really good. Pray tell when do you plan on springing your trap? Hopefully we will not have to wait until you are down 3-1 to witness your team's superior skills. Your goalie/"captain" will run out of teamates to blame by then.
I guess you won't have to wait till we are down 3-1. Eh! Ha, ha, ha

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