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11-25-2012, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DJOpus;56029655[B
]Can someone tell me what the Canucks downside is for keeping Luongo for a year?[/B]We all know that Schneider hasn't proven that he can carry the load as a starter yet, why not let him prove it with a reliable goalie ready to take-over if he falters?

Does anyone honestly think that Luongo won't try his best to win back his starters role? It's not like he was a bad goalie last year, it's just that Schneider has been better than any NHL goalie in his limited action over the last two years.
I suppose keeping Lou while he continues to get older, maintaining the cap hit, having management pay him starting goalie salary, while spliting top line duties, all while teams look at other ways to address their goalie needs, with upcoming UFA's next year, will really help hold and increase his value. That doesnt mean the Nucks should trade him for anything, but the notion to keep Lou with the expectation of him being moved at a later date for the same value or more is delusional. Good luck with that,

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