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12-09-2012, 07:30 AM
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JuniorNelson
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None of these developements suggest trading Luongo is a good idea. I'm glad that Schnieder is playing well on Ambri-Piotta but that's not the same as NHL duty.

Lack is having a rough time, right now, but wasn't really expected to be ready to back up on the Canucks, was he?

If there is still a season, it will be abbreviated. There will only be a brief preseason. Already there are changes in the Canucks situation. The lockout lasted until Kesler is healthier. The team's goaltending situation will be clarified in time. Unless the deal is already fleshed out there doesn't seem to be enough time to do a move. Who will back-up, some cast-off from the trading partner?

I think the Canucks might be thinking of this as a mulligan for last season's playoffs. A shortened season means less of a step-up going into the playoffs. It will be intense from the start as teams chase the spots. Canucks should make it in with the current (same, almost) roster. Luongo will be useful in this, if only for insurance.

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