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01-18-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Fogelhund View Post
There is a lot that go wrong for Vancouver here.

If Schneider performs well, as hoped, and Luongo becomes a real backup, how long do you think he remains the good team player for? He already wants out. How long does his patience last? How is the team going to react if Schneider doesn't perform well? The guy is going to be constantly looking over his back. The media are always going to be asking about the situation.. this could go sideways in a hurry on them.

What happens if Markstrom plays well this year, and continues to become the player Florida wants? What happens if one of Reimer, Scrivens, or Rynnas plays well this year, and Toronto doesn't end up needing to make a trade, or trades for Bernier?

While there are some very good reasons for Vancouver to keep this tandem this season, they really NEED to get rid of one of these goalies by the start of the 2013/14 season. They have $8.9 million in cap space, to sign 11 players. There is going to come a point, where one of these two goalies is going to have to go. Vancouver has some time, but the closer it comes the start of next season, the lower their potential return gets... barring a career ending injury somewhere. If they still hold both of these goalies, come August 2013, they might almost have to give away one of them.
"There is no such thing as too much of a good thing".

Vancouver are in an enviable position of having 2 quality proven starting number #1 goalies, while our Leafs don't have any at present.

Time will tell if either Leafs goalies can develop into a #1 over time.

While Toronto might be the only need at the moment, the landscape is constantly changing in the NHL World where a year from now Marty Brodeur might retire, Jimmy Howard leaves Detroit as a UFA, Chicago or SJ want a proven starter based on what happens this year. etc etc .
"Patience is a virtue" as they say in the business.

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