Luongo=Fuhr?

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  1. Big Phil

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    After the semi final game in which was one of the most entertaining I've seen in a while I have to say that despite the fact that Luongo let in a couple of the three questionable goals he never looked anymore sharper after that.

    It reminds me of a Hall of Fame goalie. See, Grant Fuhr was a very clutch goalie, he may have allowed 4 goals a game but he never allowed that fifth one to tie it. Look at the '87 Canada Cup. In game 2 in both overtimes he made some very good saves at some very crucial times to allow Canada to win that game and then game 3.

    Luongo was much like that. He let in the tying goal which was soft, but he never let the Czechs get ahead. Remember Hejduk in front of the net when it was 2-2 with 10 minutes left. He's all alone and at the lip of the crease just roofs it but not before Luongo sticks his glove up and deflects it over the net. In overtime he made three nice saves I thought, none more important than on Hejduk just 30 seconds before Lecavalier's goal. That's clutch! He did that in the past two World Championships too, and dont forget the show in the 1999 WJC. He saved us from embarassing ourselves last night.
     
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    Funny you would mention Fuhr's name, because Luongo has often said he idolized Grant Fuhr as opposed to the common choice between most Quebec-born goaltenders in Patrick Roy.
     
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    Thats funny because thats the first person i thought of after that game, just making clutch save after clutch save despite letting in a couple softies. He'll be fine in there, I don't think people should really worry so much.
     
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    Yes indeed, Luongo had Fuhr as his idol when growing up, he said he liked how Fuhr make those great glove save. But he cant denied that his style look more and more like Patrick Roy. He said Roy always seem to be in perfect situation to make the saves.
     
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    YES! I was a big Fuhr fan, and appreciated his ability to turn it on at key times.

    But I have to admit that his career minus Gretzky and Messier wouldn't have been Hall of Fame material. Much like if Brodeur was on the Penguins or Predators.

    Luongo is a good goalie, maybe better than Fuhr, but that won't get him a place in the Hall of Fame someday without some NHL success, despite his continued excellent international play, in my opinion.
     
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    Fuhr is my fav goalie of all time... and I think his success had to do with gretz and company but then again so did all other goalies... would brodeur have done as well as is he without the team in front of him? Luongo has hofer written all over him... and we'll see. I think he'll make it!
     
  7. AgentOrange*

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    Funny you mention Fuhr in comparison to Luongo considering I believe there was a similiar comparison between the 2 was in one of the Toronto papers over the weekend. :shakehead
     
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    Haha, interesting comparison. That was a very Fuhr-ish performance...
     
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    I agree with you, but Luongo has done everything he can to keep his team in games every game day. Its what was infront of him that didnt come to play all the time. I think to many people credit of criticize a goalie because of his win/lost record, not by his overall play(not saying you). IMO, Luongo is the best goaltender in the NHL, hands down, because I cant see anyone else coming into his situation and perfoming the way Roberto has.
     
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    You obviously don't remember how bad the Devils were when Brodeur was selected. The Preds and the Pens are easily better than that team. Brodeur gave the Devils the chance to improve. VanIslander, you are simply wrong about Brodeur, again.
     
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    New Jersey made the playoffs the year Brodeur was drafted if i'm not mistaken.
     
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    However Devil playoff success didn't come until Brodeur started playing for us. He had 4 straight years of amazing playoffs.
     
  13. Reilly311

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    Fuhr is the most overrated player in NHL history. Luongo would be just as overrated if his pads weren't so big. Seriously, the guy doesn't even have to move. Most of the goals he let in that night were because he's an idiot.
     
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    Hey. Brodeur and Luongo are sure giving him a run for his money. :snide:
     
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    You have got to be kidding me...
     
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    Your kidding me right? That first goal was redirected by his dman's skate. Thats called bad luck, not "idiotic" goaltending! Watch a few more Panther games and you'll see how well he is positioned, aware, and plain ol' fantastic every single night. He is 6-3, should he be wearing pads that were made to fit a goalie thats 5-10?
     
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    Hey Big Phil,you should check out Eric Duhatschek's column in the Globe and Mail
    today.Quote:"Roberto Luongo turned in a Grant Fuhr-like performance on Saturday,
    bending a couple of times in the game, but refusing to break with the match was
    on the line"Some writers browse the message boards for their content. I wonder if that's what happened here.Anyway it looks like you have National newspaaper caliber insights.
     
  18. AgentOrange*

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    So that's where Phil and I read it! :lol
     
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    No, Phil's post was at least a day earlier than the article.
     
  20. Big Phil

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    Yeah its true I wasnt even aware of the article until it was mentioned on here. I just see a lot of similarities to the two of them. Not style wise but in clutch performances.
     
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    Maybe some writers browse message boards but not Eric Duhatschek. He is my favorite hockey writer ever since his days as a sports writer with the Calgary Herald. His columns are all respectable and he always seems to have more inside knowledge than most media reporters. He's the guy I trust and I learned to love hockey because of his articles.

    I was going to add in how correct this Fuhr-Luongo comparison actually is... quite uncanny... kudos for bringing it up
     
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