Thread: Speculation: Schneider Available???
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01-14-2012, 04:43 AM
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Originally Posted by punk_o_holic View Post
Maybe unproven=never played a full season as a starter in the NHL.

A lot of the fans think that Schneider's play/numbers is based on playing on a elite team. They feel if he was playing in Columbus, his numbers wouldn't be as great. Which is may or may not be true.

I think they would be willing to trade something good for a proven goalie(Miller,Ward,heck, maybe even Luongo) but not someone young(Schneider,Bernier,Lehner). Mind you the 3 proven goalies have NTC. Is Luongo's a complete 100% NTC or is it limited to a list of teams/doesn't kick in until the future? My dream is to get Jacob Markstrom but he's Florida's future number 1 goalie and yes he's young and unproven but I like him and would give a lot to land him.

I would offer a contract to Vokoun and see if he takes it. He's getting up their in age so a nice final retirement contract might entice him to sign here. Word from the fans here said that Vokoun did state he would move to Ohio when he retires. Think Dublin, Ohio, not sure how far apart the two cities are. I would then somehow move Mason and bring in a younger goalie to be the backup so he can learn and take over Vokoun when he retires.

It's to bad St Louis is in the same division as Columbus. The way Elliot is playing, I wonder if they would trade Halak. Also, Elliot is a UFA after this season, I would not want Columbus to go after him.
Do you watch any Canuck games, or just Oil and CBJ? If so, you must have seen him play at some point, and what do you think of his play? Would you say most CBJ fans that say they dont want Schneider because he is unproven dont want to be stuck with another Mason?

How did you become a fan of both those teams and not the Nucks?
Why would Vokun retire to Ohio? Family?

Here's a list of UFA Goalies, slim pickings.... Trade route and paying a hefty price is probably the only way to get a good goalie for next year... Howson or whoever takes over needs to make the G priority #1. You cant go into a 4th year with Mason. He is done.

Huet, Cristobal G CHI 36 $5,625,000 2012 (UFA)
Brodeur, Martin G NJD 39 $5,200,000 2012 (UFA)
Roloson, Dwayne G TBL 42 $3,500,000 2012 (UFA)
Niittymaki, Antero G SAN 31 $2,000,000 2012 (UFA)
Mason, Chris G WIN 35 $1,850,000 2012 (UFA)
Leighton, Michael G PHI 30 $1,550,000 2012 (UFA)
Vokoun, Tomas G WAS 35 $1,500,000 2012 (UFA)
Ellis, Dan G ANA 31 $1,500,000 2012 (UFA)
Gustavsson, Jonas G TOR 27 $1,350,000 2012 (UFA)
Hedberg, Johan G NJD 38 $1,250,000 2012 (UFA)
Clemmensen, Scott G FLA 34 $1,200,000 2012 (UFA)
Auld, Alex G OTT 31 $1,000,000 2012 (UFA)
Biron, Martin G NYR 34 $875,000 2012 (UFA)
Backlund, Johan G PHI 30 $800,000 2012 (UFA)
Conklin, Ty G DET 35 $750,000 2012 (UFA)
Harding, Josh G MIN 27 $750,000 2012 (UFA)
Raycroft, Andrew G DAL 31 $650,000 2012 (UFA)
Danis, Yann G EDM 30 $650,000 2012 (UFA)
McElhinney, Curtis G PHO 28 $625,000 2012 (UFA)
Montoya, Al G NYI 26 $601,000 2012 (UFA)
Elliott, Brian G STL 26 $600,000 2012 (UFA)
Sanford, Curtis G CLB 32 $600,000 2012 (UFA)
Johnson, Brent G PIT 34 $600,000 2012 (UFA)
Emery, Ray G CHI 29 $600,000 2012 (UFA)
Nabokov, Evgeni G NYI 36 $570,000 2012 (UFA)
Lawson, Nathan G MTL 28 $550,000 2012 (UFA)
McKenna, Mike G OTT 28 $550,000 2012 (UFA)
Leggio, David G BUF 27 $525,000 2012 (UFA)
Sabourin, Dany G WAS 31 $525,000 2012 (UFA)
Bacashihua, Jason G PHI 29 $525,000 2012 (UFA)
Munroe, Scott G PIT 29 $525,000 2012 (UFA)
Climie, Matt G VAN 28 $525,000 2012 (UFA)
Mannino, Peter G WIN 27 $525,000 2012 (UFA)
MacIntyre, Drew G BUF 28 $525,000 2012 (UFA)

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