Author: Jason Wheeler

Shootout Losses Not All Lui’s Fault 2

Shootout Losses Not All Lui’s Fault

You could almost hear the sigh before it began. Another shootout. The NHL’s post-lockout gimmick has been the bane of Canucks fans ever since its inception, with the majority of those fans placing the blame directly on Roberto Luongo. But is that fair? A closer look at Roberto’s individual shootout stats, versus those of the Canucks shooters sent over the boards to score when it counts, paints a much different picture than you would expect. In his 49 career shootouts, Luongo boasts a .682 save percentage. The Canucks on the other hand, have scored just 63 times on their 200...

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