Luongo, 31, was not. Luongo has had to reinvent his game to a large degree over the past couple years and it takes a lot of time to do so. Schneider is gung-ho about Melanson's tutelage. "Rollie kept saying, 'Trust me on this, believe in me, stick with it, and it's going to work. Sure enough, I'm buying in and it's really helped me." (The Province) Melanson wants the goalies playing deeper in net and not getting caught out of position further out beyond the crease...the most glaring difference between Melanson and former Nucks goaltending coach Ian Clark. Last month, in regards to Melanson's differing techniques, Luongo said: " "It’s not going to happen overnight. Obviously you play the game a certain way for many years and to make a change like that is going to take time. I’ve always had that mindset a little bit except that I’ve always played a different way. So as long as things go well, I don’t have a problem with it." (In Goal Magazine) If you read that article you will see that verbally Lou is open to the changes as well.
The Luongo/Schneider Competition Doesn't Exist
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