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01-15-2013, 11:15 AM
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There were no questions asked, because it was clear that Luongo was the starter and Schneider was the backup. Schneider was being paid on an ELC. Schneider, after all, has only ever played 68 regular season games in the NHL.
Roberto has gone from 68 Games played, to 60, to 55 in the past 3 years. I haven't heard him complain about Schneider one bit even though his workload has been reduced drastically.

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Now we have a shortened season, where, in general, backups will be playing less games, and it is less of an advantage to have a goalie tandem.
Disagree, a shortened season means less room for errors. Schneider hits a cold streak? We have arguably the best backup goaltender to potentially bail us out.

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Meanwhile, the Canucks injuries are pilling up. Hamhuis, Booth, Kassian, and Kesler are all injured. Yes, the Canucks can keep both goalies this season. However, it is poor asset management to have one of them on the bench. Having Luongo get only a dozen starts won't exactly help his trade value either. Especially if even a few of those games are bad starts.
Hamhuis, Kassian are both cleared for play and practice.
Booth has a groin strain, had MRI yesterday do not timeline.
Kesler is a big mystery, his agent says "months" (mind you during the lockout)
but Gillis says that he isn't very far off and the 2nd line slot won't be open for long.

No idea what that means but our injury situation isn't as gloomy as you make it seem.

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