Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/07/11 at 06:32 AM ET
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
Anyone thinking the Vancouver Canucks were going to take an enormous swan dive this year got a pretty good indication that this may still be a very strong team and perhaps still the best in the league.
Taking on one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the Canucks were missing two or three of their better players and many of those on the ice performed so poorly the wags watching were curious as to which member of last year’s finalists was furthest below par. That was a lengthy discussion, yet still the Canucks came away with a point.
Clearly Roberto Luongo was in contention for “furthest below form” with his two ridiculous whiffs that have to take the starch out of any team, the peaks and valleys with this guy becoming almost absurd. Now the air is beginning to come out of this team every time he fans one and that’s not a good sign. And the shootout? Absolutely laughable. Just how long this can continue with this team is a mystery, but the paying customer is growing genuinely tired of it (not that their opinion ever matters).
Those “ridiculous whiffs’ given up by Luongo can be watched below…
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