I think you have hit the nail on tthe head here. The lockout may have used up the remaining useful years for Brodeur as a first string goalie. I think any trade NJ will have with Vancouver, whether it is for Booth, Raymond or whoever, will also include either Luongo or Schnieder. My guess it will be Schnieder.
As far as Vancouver wanting Zubrus, even with his versitility, I think Gillis will be looking for a player(s) 29 or younger, but not prospects. The only prospects I see making the Canuck remainder of this season or the start of the next are Kassian and Schroeder (Schroeder being the third line centre).
Daniel - Henrik - Burrows/Kassian
Booth - Kesler - Burrows/Kassian
Higgins - Schnieder - Raymond
Volpatti - Lapierre - Hansen
The answer to both our goalie controversy and 3C vacancy in one fell swoop. Bravo.
the value is probably fair on paper, but i think it's one of those situations where a team that has zubrus is going to value him more than a team that doesn't. he's too valuable as a guy that can play any position on any line to a devils team that has a fairly undefined and unproven forward corps.