The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXXI - Nobody Loves Raymond Edition
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01-13-2013, 10:28 AM
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Sorry, why does this change anything? I never suggested that they were trying to lose the series, just that they saw an opportunity to dramatically increase the value of Schnieder. It is possible to do two things at the same time. I don't think that anyone really predicted that Lou would come out of the dressing room and offer himself up for trade. The heat of the moment has passed long ago, now everyone just wants what's best for the team.
Here's some questions then for the Schneider supporters, why aren't you pissed that we didn't lock him up long term? What does the team do when he demands a long term $7-8 million dollar contract in 2 1/2 years and is 30 years old? If he keeps putting up the kind of #'s that he has someone will certainly want to make him the best paid goalie in hockey.
Or worse yet, what if he doesn't earn that kind of contract and the pressure turns him into an average goalie? How will he deal with playing 60+ games? He as only done that once in his entire career, and that was not exactly a statistically eye popping season.
What if he can't win in the playoffs? He had a trip to the Calder Cup, in the first period of the elimination game he gave up three goals on fifteen shots, that's the kind of big game 'choking' that Lou has been criticized for, except that Lou usually waits till the third period. We don't know that any more about him than we did when Lou arrived here.
That's a lot of 'what ifs' right?
A good GM minimizes risk and maximizes return, it would be impossible to do that with a Lou trade, in fact trading Lou is the complete opposite.
You are suggesting the Canucks went with Schneider in order to showcase him. You do not do that in game 3. They played him because he gave them the best chance to win. That is why he will be staying while Luongo will be traded, because he gives them the best chance to win. Contenders do not trade their best goalie because the return will be higher. We will trade Luongo because management thinks Schneider is better. You think all the Luongo trade rumors are made up. Luongo must be in on the plan as well saying he will waive his no trade. Also since when is a three year contract no commitment? Perhaps Schneider did not want to sign for longer at that rate? It takes two if Schneider plays great for three years the Canucks will have no problem paying him and Schneider will likely have no problem signing.
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