You guys really think an agent is going to say something like this if he wasn't instructed to by his client? First thing I thought of when I read this is 'mouth Pierce's as in Liut is speaking on behalf of his client. Schneider went into the year expecting to be the number one I doubt he is thrilled at the prospect of going the whole season in a goalie rotation splitting games.
If anything this increases the possibility Schneider gets traded. Gillis doesn't put up with this BS. Watch Luongo start the next 5 now.
ummm it's hardly BS, Schneider has put in a **** ton of time and effort ino getting where he is today and was expecting to be the #1 this year. If you actually read the article, it's not Shneider (or his agent) whining, it's just stating the obvious, that Cory wants more games but realizes the delicate situation. Gillis won't overreact to a overblown comment
"By turning away from Luongo in game four of their playoff series against LA, and then signing Cory Schneider for four million over three years, the organization decided that they were finished with Luongo. As such, Luongo asked for a trade this summer. The Canucks were unable to trade him before the season started. Schneider was ventilated in a loss to Anaheim, and has lost to SJ. Luongo has yet to lose in regulation, and has looked very very impressive in doing so.
You cannot have over nine million dollars in salary cap space tied up at the goaltending position. So what to do? Keep Roberto, who has asked for a trade and playing exceptionally well, or keep the kid, who hasn't played very many games. That's a very very tough call.
This screams controversy."
Makes the org look like a gong show. Huge mistake just anointing a guy with very low experience as the starter.
He sh*** the bed when the pressure was on this year.
Just for everyone ******** on Schenider, his 2 losses have come against a combined 13-2-2 teams.
Really only one bad game anyway...
His 'one bad game' against Anaheim was brutal, his worst game in 3 seasons. 5 goals in 27 minutes, and every scoring chance was in the back of the net. He bounced back for a decent game against Calgary, got Anaheim back with a SO in their barn, but had another off-game vs San Jose. He's got a 2-2-0 record, a .897 save %, 1 SO and 3.13 GAA.
Luongo on the other hand hasn't had a regulation loss yet this season, 3-0-2. He's got a .940 save %, also has a SO, and a 1.53 GAA. He's looked confident and solid in net, and is a big reason the Canucks are winning games despite being down 2 top 6 forwards, one of them a previous Selke winner.
Luongo or Schneider gets seriously injured at some point during this season or playoffs. That player then cannot be traded or bought out placing the Canucks in a tough situation to meet next year's salary cap.
1) That has nothing to do with Schneider's agent. His client is signed to a nice contract, and will continue getting paid. My comment was about what his agent said he was worried about.
2) There's this thing called IR that we would probably use if that were to happen. We'd be much worse off if a goalie became injured after we had traded the other one away.
I just do not still get how everybody just annoints this guy number one. Lots if goalies have great stats with a small sample size. Hell, look at Dubnyk. Guy has great numbers his last 40sh starts. You take out the one 6 goal period he is way up there. Doesn't mean he is legit yet