Now that the Canucks have reached the official halfway point of the 2010/2011 season, we take a look back and give the players their midseason marks.
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Roberto Luongo: Quietly, Roberto Luongo put together a very good first half to this season. Despite the endless criticism – and perhaps pushed by Cory Schneider’s play – Luongo finished the first half 4th in the NHL in wins (19), 10th in save percentage (0.921) and 11th in GAA (2.33). Luongo rarely needs to steal games anymore; he just needs to play well enough to not lose them.
Cory Schneider: Give credit to the Canucks – they had a plan for Cory Schneider’s development and they’ve stuck with it. After sheltering him a bit in his first few starts, the Canucks have trusted him with starts in Dallas and San Jose in the last week and a half. Schneider had 12 appearances in the team’s first 41 games; he started 10 of those games and has recorded at least a point in each (8-0-2).