Luongo as Canada’s Goalie
Today we get to see Brodeur play for Canada against the Switzerland after Luongo got the nod for Canada versus Norway. I understand trying to see which goalie does better, and I understand giving them both some ice time, but at the end of the day I think it’s going to be Brodeur who’s going to backstop Canada the whole way.
Brodeur has the ability to play behind the net and eliminate any team’s forcheck, something Luongo lacks at best. A lot of the players on some of the more dangerous teams, in my mind, come from the East. Brodeur sees them all the time and he’s probably more likely to stop them. That being said, almost no one can stop Ovechkin. And thirdly, Brodeur comes to play in big games, and as much as I try to avoid bashing Luongo, the bottom line is he’s not a big game player. The “Luus” were great to hear at GM Place or as it’s known for the Olympics, Canada Hockey Place, but Luongo’s going to get many more turns to back stop this nation and right now Brodeur is the man of the hour.
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