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Part Of The Problem In Vancouver

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Roberto Luongo, as much along for the ride behind good teams as Chris Osgood most of his career behind powerhouse clubs in Detroit—and please, is there a more ridiculous concept than Osgood as a Hall of Fame goaltender?—has allowed five goals or more in five of the 12 conference semifinal games against Chicago over the last two years, so it’s fair to ask whether the captain is as much a part of the problem in Vancouver as he is part of the solution in Vancouver.

It’s a little late for GM Mike Gillis to be asking that question, however, given that Luongo has 11 years to go on the contract he signed last summer.

Garth Snow wants to know if Gillis has considered buying out Luongo.

more hockey talk from Brooks…

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Red Winger's avatar

and please, is there a more ridiculous concept than Osgood as a Hall of Fame goaltender?

Oh boy, grab some popcorn.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 05/16/10 at 10:31 AM ET

SK77's avatar

Did he just compare the Florida Panthers to the Detroit Red WIngs? Really?

Posted by SK77 on 05/16/10 at 10:35 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

Mike Green, Norris Trophy nominee is pretty ridiculous. smile

Luongo is a very good goaltender. He wouldn’t be the first to have rough games in the playoffs sometimes, and maybe this is a case where Chicago has his number and he’ll be better off if vancouver has a different matchup in the future. Realistically, who could Vancouver get who would give the team a better chance to win.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 05/16/10 at 10:46 AM ET

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Luongo is a big part of the problem that this Canucks team, with a not-outstanding defensive corps, were conference semi-finalists… but I wouldn’t call that a problem, per se.

Posted by fcjbencard on 05/16/10 at 12:33 PM ET

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Larry Brooks in the Sportswriters HOF seems pretty ridiculous.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 05/16/10 at 12:53 PM ET

YzermanZetterberg's avatar

Roberto Luongo, as much along for the ride behind good teams as Chris Osgood most of his career behind powerhouse clubs in Detroit—and please, is there a more ridiculous concept than Osgood as a Hall of Fame goaltender?—has allowed five goals or more in five of the 12 conference semifinal games against Chicago over the last two years, so it’s fair to ask whether the captain is as much a part of the problem in Vancouver as he is part of the solution in Vancouver.

You do have to admit, Brooks does belong in the messed-up, run-on WTF sentence HOF though.

On a barely more serious note, Mike Greenberg of “Mike and Mike” on ESPN Radio has coined a phrase that fits Brooks and much of today’s media perfectly…professional over-reactors.

Although Greenberg mainly used it to describe himself and Mike Golic, I think it provides an outstanding descriptor for Brooks and several other hockey writers (Malkin to the Kings, anyone?).

Posted by YzermanZetterberg on 05/17/10 at 12:30 PM ET

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Brooks is deranged and imagines most of what he writes.  His battles with Tortorella are worth the price of admission though.

Posted by 13 user names on 05/18/10 at 02:08 AM ET

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