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Luongo Seems To Be The Story

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Luongo’s detractors will tell you he wasn’t very good in back-to-back second-round losses to the Chicago Blackhawks in successive springs. His backers will tell you he was in net when Team Canada won perhaps the most pressure-packed hockey game in the modern era this past February at the 2010 Olympics in this very city.

Somewhere in between probably lies the truth: a great goalie with gold medals at both the men’s World Championship and the Olympics, but no NHL championship.

In a season in which the Canucks are being hyped up as serious Stanley Cup contenders, Luongo will be a popular topic all year.

“I know there’s a lot of doubters out there, but I don’t need to prove it,” Luongo told ESPN.com. “I’ve done it my whole career. I’ve been successful at every level. I don’t think there’s a bigger stage in the world than last February. Unfortunately, it hasn’t happened in the NHL yet, but we’ve got a great window of opportunity here with these guys and we’ve got a few years here to make something great happen.”


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