Thread: Proposal: Vancouver - Phoenix
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02-19-2013, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by King Canuck View Post
Just like Elliot>>Schneider right? Both Smith and Elliot have been products of the system, let's be honest these guys were passed on by numerous NHL teams. Why on earth would an NHL GM take a goalie who's looked down right terrible on any other team, ahead of a goalie that has dominated at every development curve. Schneider is by far the more attractive piece between the two goalies.
Perhaps Burke's coaching has helped Smith improve. Smith has some injury issues earlier in his career and it is not unusual for goal tenders to not peak until they are 30ish. It is true that Schneider has had a path with less bumps in the road but he has been on a great team with tons of talent, and no pressure, that has been all on Luongo. Lets see Schneider, carry the load, be the starter for a year and play well in the playoffs. Smith has done that, granted only once, but it is one more year then Schneider. Maybe we just disagree, I don't see Schneider as being more attractive then Smith, not today.

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