guys, Schneider is not done. he would do wonders for your powerplay as well he has a big shot.
the cap hit isn't small, but remember half the season has passed. I think playing in montreal would rejuvinate him for one more good year. he was excellent for the Ducks as well.
I agree...and if Brisebois isn't done and playing good hockey with the Habs at 37 years old, Schneider can do the same for sure.
I'm all for it because I think it's the cheapest option. We wouldn't have to give up anything big...probably a prospect and a mid round pick. That's perfect! He wouldn't make miracles with us, but we don't need that anyways. He would give us more depth, more experience, and a real option for our PP.
Now, if the Lecavalier rumor is true, it's another story! But with the price tag of Vinny, there's some good chance that we'll not see him in a Habs uniform this season.
Originally Posted by HabsoluteFate
i hope he's full of crap...
Scheinder should have retired long ago (i guess at that salary i can see why he did not). this is ridiculous...who the hell would go back the other way? plus the guy is OVERpaid...
Have you seen his stats from the past few season? He still have gas in the tank...he's just playing for one of the worst team of the NHL.
Last edited by Habs10Habs: 01-13-2009 at 04:39 PM.
What a crazy day....So let me get this straight Kypreos is saying that Gainey is now going to deal Higgins for Schneider? Does Kypreos honestly think Gainey would trade Higgins for a UFA to be over the Hill Schneider? Anyway I thought Higgins was part of the package for Vinny? If Gainey trades Higgins for Schneider he deserves a swift kick to the groin area...
Two years ago, Koivu was -21..Kovalev -19.
Last Season, Schneider was +22 on a good team, the Ducks. This year, on a team 5pts away from last place in East which also makes them the 3rd worst team in the League.
There's no reason to believe he wouldn't be much more useful on a strong/successful team.
I think he'd do pretty well with Hamrlik, but his cap hit is simply too much.
The +/- is not one you should base your opinion on. So many factors can flaw that Stat.
I wonder if the Habs had of landed Hossa if he would have stayed or still bolted to Detroit.
He had a chance to stay in Pittsburg and have Crosby or Malkin as his center. My guess he would have bolted Montreal for Detroit as well. For the short time he was in Pittsburg I'm not sure how much more he contributed than Christianson or Armstrong would have brought to a playoff run. I'm not a fan of giving up a load of good assets for a rental unless you're really, really sure that player is the missing link. Cheap character guys like Recchi at the deadline seem just as effective.
I listen to nothing that Kypreos says with any type of seriousness. I think he is the worst hockey commentator on Sportsnet, TSN or the Score. This is the same guy that when the topic of the Senators was being discussed said that if the Sens are having a hard time moving Spezza via trade, put him on waivers and he'd be more appealing to take at half the salary. Riiiiight. Put an elite centre on waivers...get nothing in return...AND pay half of his salary, I think he hit his head on the ice a little harder than most think in that final fight.
actually that's not true, because in La Presse this morning it has been confirmed the names of the players are real and waiting for Vinny's ok.
I don't trust montreal media. They get excited and apparently everything's a done deal waiting confirmation, forget it.
Why not for schneider? We'd obviously have to throw money back at them though. Dandenault and a 3rd or something for schneider, they can say what they want, but few teams are gonna break the bank for stats like that, but for us, it's different. He has shown he can be an excellent complementary player on a team, so why not? The trade value is low but salary cap related it's still a decent hit, even halfway through the year. I haven't crunched the #s nor intend to, but I'm sure its possible to fit vinny and schneider, somehow.
Last edited by Habs10Habs: 01-13-2009 at 04:41 PM.