WHO IS THIS GUY?
WHAT DID HE DO?
SO WAS HE ANY GOOD?
That is the 48 million dollar question, isn't it? The above numbers are a bit below the man's career numbers. The big one is a career .919 save %. Think about that for a second. That is since being selected in 1999. It is also higher than any other current goalie who has been around that long. Guys like Martin Brodeur (.913 ) who went down as he got older, and Dominik Hasek (.922 in a similar number of games ) are in that league. Tim Thomas and Pekka Rinne are both .920 in less than half of the 742 starts Luongo has been in since he started his first in an Islander uniform. The only guy on that list who is comparable is Henrik Lundqvist, who has a career .920 save % over 511 games. That is some pretty decent competition when asking if you should trade for Roberto Luongo. ( Cory Schneider, for comparison sake, is a .927 in 98 games played )
WHAT DID WE LIKE?
Well, I am a fan, so, a lot. But, since this is his last year here, and because Roberto Luongo is so much fun. Here are some video highlights both on and off the ice.
On...he's pretty good too. Lots to choose from on Youtube, but I kinda agree with this fan's Top 5
Now, for those that would just be irrational about it, I give you this. It's 20 minutes long. Heart of a Canuck indeed.
How about we close out with this one. Just a bunch more saves. I totally agree with the guy that made it. Wherever you end up Roberto Luongo, you will be the best goalie in team history. Cory Schneider is the future, and we love him too. But this guy deserves the title for now.