Thread: Speculation: Schneider Available???
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01-18-2012, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CrazyCanucks View Post
How is unproven? Just wondering from a another teams perspective. Some people in Vancouver see him differently and is actually a better option than the current #1 guy. It would be interesting to see from an outside perspective what makes him unproven
Personally I think he stays until the off season.

Would he be any worse than the current guy you have? Also, wouldnt it be better to get a goalie who has played on a winner and knows what it takes to be a winner, and already has that work ethic?

How do you upgrade your current G situation if you dont want to trade for an unproven or a proven goalie?
He's a 26-year-old goalie who has not entrenched himself as the starter. Yes, he's better than Mason. Yes, he's behind a perennial All-Star. Yes, other teams are drooling to get him.

However, some of us remember Mike Dunham, who was in exactly the same situation in New Jersey. When Brodeur faltered and Dunham looked good, plenty of people wanted Brodeur moved. New Jersey basically cheated so as not to lose him for nothing. Some of us remember Damian Rhodes with Ottawa, who was similarly coveted. Neither of them became All-Stars or even established starters.

The market for an unestablished goalie, frankly, is all over the place. There may be someone willing to bid against themselves and throw a bunch of stuff at Vancouver. But I don't see many teams willing to do it, especially because no one's likely to make a serious move before the deadline to get him.

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