Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-12-2012, 02:21 PM
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If Luongo is as valuable as Canuck fans say, they should be keeping him and trading Schneider instead. Few teams want that albatross of a contract of his. Luongo has taken the Canucks past Chicago and to game 7 of the finals. Game 7, and last season's early exit were not his fault. Though he is getting older, so too are the Canucks in front of him. The window for winning a cup opened and is slowly closing for the Canucks so why not go with the guy who has proven he can get you there. Gillis won't get the value for Luongo he could have received with a more reasonable contract so why give him up?

The real value, and its largely based on potential as he is still unproven, is in Schneider. His career could go in any direction at this point and there are teams right now willing to gamble on his potential. Gillis can get some good pieces to make a Cup winner and if you have the cup, it really doesn't matter if Schneider becomes a Vezina goalie or a flop.

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