Well, that didn’t take long.
Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault came out tonight and said that he’s going back to Roberto Loungo for Game 7 after benching him for Game 6.
We can continue to beat this story to death and analyze and then over analyze Vigneault’s moves. Or we can just learn to live with his latest decision. Unless it turns out to be another ploy.
After all, Vigneault did say Luongo was going to be his starter for Game 6 until we saw Cory Schneider between the pipes at the start of the game. So who knows?
Just because Vigneault uttered the following words: “We’ve discussed all the decisions but I can tell you right now, Louie’s playing (Tuesday)”, doesn’t necessarly mean that’s what’s going to happen. He could be playing mind games once again or he might change his mind at the last second and go with Schneider.
We just don’t really know anymore. All we know is that Roberto Luongo was the starter for the regular season and led the Canucks to a 3-0 series over the Blackhawks in the first round but his play hasn’t been that great in the playoffs as he has a 3.45 goals against average and an .888 save percentage. Those stats include a Game 1 shutout.
What we also know is that Vigneault’s going to be going to the dance with who he came to the dance with by going back to Luongo.