We may have seen the last of Roberto Luongo with the Vancouver Canucks. It wasn’t long ago, Luongo was considered the cornerstone of the franchise with Canada’s best chance of winning the Stanley Cup.
It was Luongo who once donned team captaincy, and he still carries a contract with franchise player cash attached. However, Roberto Luongo posted his lowest games played mark (55) and fewest wins (31), in the 2011-12 regular-season, since joining the Vancouver Canucks in ’06-07.
Schneider appeared on 33 occasions this season for the Vancouver Canucks posting a regular-season record of 20-8-1. These stellar numbers proved Cory Schneider could be counted on, in critical situations; it wasn’t just beginners luck in his rookie campaign.
A season ago, Cory Schneider was caught off guard when he was told he would be starting Game 6 in Chicago.
“It sort of surprised me that they would turn to me in that situation,” Schneider said. “I felt good about it, but I wasn’t necessarily expecting it. It taught me to be ready for anything. This year, starting more big games and getting more action than in the past, it helped me understand how valuable I can be to this team and that I shouldn’t view myself as a backup goalie.”
After two straight starts in this year’s postseason festivities, the latest being a 43 save 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. in an elimination game, on the road…
I think as many do at this point Cory Schneider can start viewing himself as the permanent starter for the Vancouver Canucks.
Roberto Luongo is all but gone…
Roberto Luongo done in Vancouver?