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One of the veteran players who has the widest range among various observers in his expectations this season is Roberto Luongo. Luongo has been the best goalie in the NHL in the past decade. Though he has not won the Vezina Trophy he has had several Vezina worthy season. As a result, he ranks very highly in the top seasons by goaltender point shares. However, the what have you done for me lately crowd watch him play poorly in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. In a few games, he didn`t look good enough to be an NHL starting goalie.
The observations of Luongo in the years of his career show he is a top goalie, even if he has had some recent problems. It is most reasonable to expect he will remain a top goalie into the future.
It`s very early in the season, but how has he done so far?
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Roberto Luongo is one of the most beloved and hated players to ever play for the Vancouver Canucks. He’s the best goalie the team has ever had (with apologies to Kirk McLean and Richard Brodeur), has been a Vezina finalist, a Hart Trophy finalist, won a gold medal and almost won a Stanley Cup in his 5+ seasons in Vancouver. Last year might have been his best season statistically...
After a day of listening to irate callers on the Team 1040 today and receiving some nice feedback on my blog from yesterday’s article ‘Why Everyone Hates Luongo’, I think it would be interesting to take a closer look at Roberto Luongo, by the numbers. Everyone has their opinion on Luongo, and there are a whole lot of misconceptions. Some fans believe that Luongo stunk last...
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OPPONENT: Vancouver Canucks
Leading Scorer: Insert Sedin Here (2-5-7)
Goaltender: Roberto Luongo (3.60 GAA, .870 SV%)
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Last season's playoff series between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators featured great goaltending from Vezina Trophy finalists Roberto Luongo and Pekka Rinne.
The teams will meet for the first time since then Thursday night when the Canucks try to hand the visiting Predators a fourth straight loss.
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Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday matchup. The Canucks are -168 favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. Pekka Rinne and David Legwand for Nashville, and Roberto Luongo and Ryan Kesler for Vancouver are the players to watch in this one.