Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Should Luongo Keep The ‘C’?

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,

Luongo was named captain of the Canucks for all the right reasons. He is the leader of this team and it was certainly a good decision at the time. He led again this year, although perhaps not in the direction most were hoping for. And he led in that less desirable direction for lots of different reasons, not the least of which was the defence in front of him and the ridiculous workload which is finally being seen for the detriment it is.

Alain Vigneault said after Game 4 that Louie was the second-best goalie on the ice and he was, which isn’t surprising because it was coming from the second-best coach in the series.

That coach might also have pointed out that Henrik Sedin was the second-best top centre, the entire top six was second-best top six and the back end was the second-best defensive unit in the series as well. But even the coaches have a fixation on Luongo, yet they wonder why the fans and the media are the same way.

For starters, what’s the alternative? If Luongo isn’t captain, who is? And what happens if and when the ‘C’ were removed from Luongo’s name; what would change?

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: roberto+luongo

Comments

Hippy Dave's avatar

Goalies shouldn’t wear C’s.

They also shouldn’t use the number 1.  No player should.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 05/14/10 at 04:21 AM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

 

image

image

image