False. Why do you think Dougie Hamilton spent a couple years in the minors before only making the jump this year? Young players often benefit by having a couple of years to learn how to best use their skills to dominate against their peers. Plus, there is the benefit of not burning a year off of an entry-level contract on an 18 year old. Good for cap management. Cap management is a good thing.
Okay, I am done with this. You literally just argued with yourself.
"Are you kidding me? You've got to be a lot mentally tougher than that to play goalie in this league, no?" -- AV's thoughts on potential complications of the Halak/Price tandem in MTL.
He doesn't care who plays so long as VAN wins. From that quote, he feels the goalies should be able to handle it. In fact, he's going to test Schneider's mental toughness just because he's like that. So far, Schneider has proven to be exemplary in this regard. True team player and pro.
Who cares what he thinks, Luongo had 2 go through a hell of a lot more this offseason then little schneider did.
can you really come off any more ignorant? "who cares what he thinks," You should. These two have worked very well together. Schneider has been very professional about this whole thing but getting asked the same stupid questions every day is going to wear. It wore on Luongo last year and Schneider was very supportive the whole time. Luongo having fun with his tweets at the expense of the "starter" is negligent on his part.
I have a hard time believing there'd ever be an issue between Schneider and Lu. They're both great guys and have done nothing short of fully supported each other at every stage.
Agreed completely. He's an NHL goalie. If he can't handle the idea of the other goalie playing lights out and getting some starts (exactly like he did last year, when he was playing lights out and started a bunch in a row) then he probably won't last in a prolonged cup run and we should just cut him now.
Remember when Luongo and AV made last minute adjustments to make sure Cory got enough starts to be able to get his name on the Jennings a few years back? Remember how they started him against Boston because it was his home town, even though Luo was coming off a shutout? I can't imagine there being any bad blood between them.
These last few games have been a cause for great amusement, it's like 80% of you have never seen Luongo play before and even the media is saying **** like, " He's tracking the puck really well this year." Which is hilarious because that's what Luongo told everyone he'd be working on during the off season but apart from his slow starts in the previous year he's always been the best ****ing goalie Vancouver has ever had and its not even close.
Funny, Luongo played fine in last years playoff's the team was in dire need of a shake up so they swapped goalies to let them know, **** just got real, play.
After that most people jumped on Luongo's back like how the team was playing is even remotely his fault but next thing we know hes a cap dump, lucky to get scraps from teams not even able to make the playoff's, hes an aging goalie who's best years are long behind him and lots of people are unable to understand his contract so it's bad because they've determined through some premonition that Roberto won't be able to play at 40.
I know there are some realistic posters here but the vast majority have either never seen him play or have the memory of a gold fish.
I love him, never wanted to trade him and get a sinking feeling in my stomach when I think about his apparently inevitable trade, I remember the days before Luongo, I hope all you psychics are right about Schneider.