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02-01-2013, 11:49 AM
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Gillis confirms this in his TSN interview just a week ago.
Must've missed it. Roberto did say he hasn't been approached by Gillis on the matter.
Nope. He could have prolonged the process, waiting for an offer sheet. Much like what ROReilly and Subban did. The only reason he signs that quickly and by extension submitting his leverage is because a certain direction is conveyed to him. He has no reason to otherwise. He was going to get that 4m contract regardless, whether it be from the Canucks or someone else.
We were also told that Schneider was going to refuse to sign with the Canucks coming out of college and declare himself an UFA. But that didn't happen, did it? Offer sheets are so rare there's not point even discussing them really. Subban sure got one over on the Habs by playing that card, right? Fact is, Gillis made Schneider a more than fair offer and he would've been foolish not to sign it. There are no guarantees he would've received a similar offer even as an UFA.
What's best for the team is keeping Schneider.
Long term, probably. Short term, depends on what each goalie can fetch in a trade.
They could have moved Schneider at the deadline this past year, while Luongo was the clear cut #1, why didn't they?
Teams generally aren't in the market for fairly unproven goaltenders at the deadline, that wouldn't have been a good time to move Schneider. The time to have moved him would've been at the draft, but Gillis was obviously working for a Luongo trade. If he's not getting offers he feels are fair for Luongo but is getting offers he feels are great for Schneider, as he's alluded to, that could certainly make him re-think the situation.
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