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02-01-2013, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
The fact that Luongo approached Gillis and not the other way around. He wants out.
Maybe I'm forgetting something, but when did this happen?

They used this to sign Schneider. How do you go and trade Schneider now? Schneider signed based on the premise that he would be the #1 here eventually, how do you explain that this was a fantasy in Schneider's own mind, and not based on reality?
And Luongo signed a 12 year contract with a NTC, what's your point exactly? You don't know for certain that Schneider signed that contract with the promise that he will be the Canucks' #1 goalie. He signed that contract because for a guy who's never started more than 30 odd games in a season it was damn good contract offer.

It's not about broken relationships, it's about there being a clear indication from management on down that Schneider is the guy moving forward. That hasn't changed. The offers for Luongo don't matter. Gillis will trade Luongo regardless.
If Gillis is doing what is in the team's best interest, then the offers certainly should matter. The Canucks best opportunity to win is in the next few years while the Sedins are still in their prime. If management feels that they can win with either goalie and one goalie, in this case Schneider, can return a bigger impact player via trade, than moving Schneider should certainly be an option.

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