Trading Schneider instead of Luongo?
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01-07-2013, 07:23 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
As I see it:
1) If Gillis and the VAN organization think they have an identical chance to win with both either guy - they'll both be shopped to see who gets the better return.
2) If Gillis thinks that the Canucks are signficantly better with one guy than the other - the lesser guy will get moved. Gillis isn't going to downgrade in net because one guy has a higher trade value - because the goalie is so important.
3) If there's not a deal that makes the Canucks a better team immediately - he'll hold onto both. I don't see VAN "desperate" to move RL like the Jackets were with Nash.
I'm not a fan of VAN - but I think it's pretty obvious they're in "win now" mode. IMO, they're not going to move RL just to free up the cap space. They need RL (or Schneider) to return players that will help the Canucks by contributing immediately. If those type of assets aren't available - I would expect they'd hold onto both guys, especially with a shortened season.
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