24 May 2010
If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, Elliotte Friedman questions whether maybe Luongo needs to re-invent his style?
In my 30 Thoughts from two weeks ago, I posted critiques from other players about his inability to handle traffic and habit of lunging instead of pushing off. Obviously, those are problems he's going to have to solve. Another I've heard is that his long, gangly body creates big rebounds.
Both Luongo and the organization must do an exhaustive examination into his technique, which is already occurring, I think. Then, they've got to find the Mason/Matwijiw to fix it. Is it the current coach, Ian Clark? Or, is it someone else?
He also gives some thoughts on whether Cory Schneider is the best type of backup for Luongo next year:
The Canucks have to ask themselves if having Cory Schneider back up Luongo is the best idea. A better fit would be a smart, helpful veteran who knows he's not going to start more than 20 games and is satisfied with that. (I've written several times how Curtis Joseph credited Glenn Healy with a lot of his success in Toronto.) This is not to say Schneider's a bad guy, but when you're 24, you want your chance to play. Martin Biron would be a fantastic fit, if he's ready for that role.
As always, Friedman's 30 Thoughts are worth the read (one of the best regular features in hockey)
Here is the SCF schedule for the Blackhawks vs. Flyers
Saturday, May 29 at Chicago, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
Monday, May 31 at Chicago, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
Wednesday, June 2 at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Friday, June 4 at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Sunday, June 6 at Chicago, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
*Wednesday, June 9 at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
*Friday, June 11 at Chicago, 8 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
I haven't decided who I want to win this series. Part of me wanted whoever came out of the West to just massacre the East, but I have a friend who is trying to say that the Flyers is a team I could fall in love with (temporarily), so while I decide on who I'll cheer for, who will you be cheering for?
|< Prev||Next >|