Did they ever screw the pooch on that one. I still couldn't believe that draft day deal that sent Schneider away, not Luongo. Unbelievable; now they are both gone.
Vancouver is a hot mess.
I actually thought that was the right move, because Schneider had a better return trade wise. The problem is Vancouver decided to **** all over Luongo before trading Schneider and then put him in the exact same situation with another young goaltender. Goaltending was never their problem, but they decided to make it their problem instead of fixing their real issues.
the NYR bad moves are at the other end of the spectrum from the Oilers bad moves.
It's in their history to keep making these repeated mistakes.
Signings like Bobby Holik, Chris Drury, Scott Gomez, Wade Redden and trading for Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis has turned around and bit them in the ass. You could go back further with the likes of Stephane Quintal, Sylvain Lefebvre, Valeri Kamensky, Theoren Fleury, Scott Fraser, etc.