Backup Lu better than Starter Schneider so far

J.J. Guerrero

Founder and Executive Editor of Canucks Hockey Blog. Proud Canadian, hardcore Canucks fan. I would like nothing more than watching the Canucks win the Stanley Cup. Against the Leafs.

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  • http://twitter.com/OHYAHH Justin Ho

    Lu stinks

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com/ J.J. Guerrero

    As a wise man kept telling me last season, the numbers don’t lie. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/OHYAHH Justin Ho

    So far Lu has played 478 minutes and faced 198 shots. Schneider has played 454 minutes and faced 236 shots – a full 19% more shots in 24 minutes less playing time. If you’re going to point out the fact that he’s had better goal support, you should also point out the fact that he’s had terrible defensive support to go along with it. Last night’s debacle was a prime example of that.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com/ J.J. Guerrero

    No argument about last night’s game, though I did write this post before it started.

    But also, I don’t think shots are the best indicator of how well the defense is playing. And even if it is, the difference is overstated. Not including last night’s game, Schneider is facing not even 1/10th of a shot more per minute than Lu. If you look at the games each one started, the difference is 2 shots per game.

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