RO8ERTO LUONGO DELIVERS A SNOWMAN IN JUNE

The best way to get Roberto Luongo (hereinafter Ro8erto) off his game is to get the puck between his ears. 8 between the pipes is nice. 5 between the ears is a game changer because that’s where he is weakest. That’s where he becomes exposed. A victory certainly gets the Boston Bruins back into this series but an ass kicking of this magnitude reverberates. The Bruins are in Ro8erto’s head. It was apparent after the third goal (which is when I yelled for 6!). It was evident in Ro8erto’s body language, playing even deeper in the net than he typically does, giving up rebounds of the juicy kind and struggling with simple shots that he saw. If history is any indicator, Ro8erto Luongo has a penchant for carrying his baggage through an entire series. Boston will count on that, as well as Vancouver repeating tonight’s timely defensive collapses around their own net.

So, we now get to see who Ro8erto is, what he is made of and whether his skill set matches his fortitude.

For what it’s worth, I don’t hate Luongo. Ro8erto is a good goaltender. His numbers speak to that. His record demonstrates it. But he has developed a well earned reputation as a diver and, for that, he loses integrity and the intangibles that make Tim Thomas who he is. We are nothing in this life if we don’t carry ourselves with rectitude in everything that we do.

The Stanley Cup Finals just got fun again.



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  1. For what it’s worth, I don’t hate Luongo. Ro8erto is a good goaltender. His numbers speak to that. His record demonstrates it. But he has developed a well earned reputation as a diver and, for that, he loses integrity and the intangibles that make Tim Thomas who he is.

    … Of course you hate Luongo, and the Canucks as well. Otherwise, you wouldn’t say things like this. Luongo’s integrity and intangibles are just as solid as Thomas’.

    Luongo had a bad game. He’s given up 5+ goals in two playoff games this season. So has Thomas. Let’s not get carried away, here.

    • Hate is a personal thing. This is not personal. If Luongo did not dive and do so often, I would have zero issues with him. His talent and skill set is beyond question. Same with Burrows and the Sedins. It’s the same problem I have with Dustin Brown and his diving although he has curbed it and the main reason I disliked Sean Avery. Diving aggravates me because it is a deliberate attempt to mislead to draw a call.

  2. That game was awesome!! Loved seeing the Canucks get hammered and Lou letting in goal after goal!

  3. I don’t much care for hardly any of the Canucks. They’re all divers and actors (especially the Sedins, Kesler and Burrows). The Bruins are my second favorite team (first being the Kings of course) and watching them annihilate Vancouver was pleasing, but the series is far from over. The Canucks are a good team. I hope Boston keeps that in mind for game 4.

    Thomas is better than Luongo, just rewatch that hit Thomas put on the Canuck skating into his crease. Simply awesome.

    Go Bruins!

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