Honestly, I don't know much about him... never really noticed him much when we played against them. Seems like another "almost 2nd line" player like Raymond/Higgins/Hansen.
Really, eh? He has 6g, 3a 9pts in 20gp against us (including an OT GWG).
Here are his career stats versus our conference rivals:
D. JONES GP G A PTS +/-
CHICAGO 13 5 5 10 0
DETROIT 13 4 5 9 3
ST. LOUIS 7 2 1 3 3
NASHVILLE 11 3 2 5 -1
SAN JOSE 6 0 1 1 -3
LOS ANGELES 11 4 4 8 0
TOTAL 61 18 18 36 2
Gotta like those numbers versus Detroit & Chicago.
I would totally do Hodgson for Brown straight up (or for minor stuff going either way).
I think our team is better and deeper this year if we lost Hodgson instead of Schneider. Lapierre can fill Hodgon's 3rd line spot better than someone like Sanford (I assume he would come the other way in a potential Nash deal) can fill Schneider's.
I think Schneider is going to have ridiculous value at draft day. He also protects us against a troublesome problem is Luongo craps the bed in the playoffs this year... not only for the playoffs themselves, but going forward. If you thought it was bad this season with how folks were riding Luongo even though losing the SCF wasn't his fault. Imagine if he let in 7 goals a couple of games and we lost in the 2nd round this year.
He would almost have to be traded at that point as his stay would become untenable. In that case I would be very happy to have Schneider in the wings.
Dustin Brown 3g 1a tonight vs the Blackhawks. I don't think he's gonna get traded in
Edit: Your point about Luongo is very valid, imo, as sad as that is.
Edited by Millerdraft, 25 February 2012 - 08:13 PM.