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09-18-2012, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Northern Dancer View Post
So the Leafs just hired Rick St Croix as a goalie coach (Schneider's one of his) and let Allaire take a hike (Loungo's guy). hmmmmmmmm, I wonder, have we been looking at this wrong?
Just kidding.
Actually the trade is:

To Leafs: Cory Schneider, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin
To Canucks: Toronto's 2013 third round pick

Henrik and Daniel have decided they want to end threir career playing for the GM who drafted them. Because the Leafs have to take on $12.2 million per year salary cap hit with the Sedins, Burke demands the Canucks send the Sedins for no return plus include Cory Schneider in the deal. Gary Bettman wanting to see the Leafs improve so that they again return to represent the NHL to the world supports this move and applies pressure to the Canuck management. Obviously Gillis has again been outsmarted by Brian Burke and is forced to agree.

At the beginning of the 2011 - 2012 season there were numerous posts on HF that established beyond a doubt that the market value of goal tenders in the NHL were at an all time low and on top of that Cory Schneider had never proved he could be anything more than being an average backup to an elite goalie like Luongo. Those HF posters estimated that the most the Canucks could ever get in return for Cory Schneider would be a 3rd or 4th round draft pick or a long shot prospect.

Also just kidding

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