Stay they course for as long as his contract states. are we not here again in top spot? Regardless of the team meltdown collapse of last year, did he not bring us to the final dance? Are we not in a good position to give it another go this year?
I would suggest to you that the entire team got themselves there, and that if the Schneider of today was between the pipes, they would likely have had at least as much success. And would likely continue their winning ways for a longer stretch with a younger goaltender.
The problem with some bandwagoneers here is their gift to panic and over react WAY too soon. It's not buyers remorse. It's about having a 4 year old Ferrari and trying to convince your wife that you need a new one because the windshield on your old one won't deflect bugs as well.
No. It's more like having two Ferraris, one that is four years old and one that is brand new, and telling your wife the old one is better than the new one because it has driven you more miles and is therefore more reliable, even when she knows that a car with less miles will likely last longer.
Is Schneider proven? No way in hell. He looks great, well composed and with padded stats made better from games like last night with the Ducks, looks like a hero. That is the convenience of being a backup goalie.
If he looked like a hero against the Ducks last night with his "padded" stats, what does that make Lou look like?
Corey's proven he is the real deal. Whether or not you want to accept that depends on whether or not you want to admit that you want to hang on to Lou no matter what the options are, to pad your stats, so to speak.
Put him under the spot light, give him Roberto's schedule, media pressure and responsibilities. Then we can honestly say he's proven. If you give him No1 next year will he do as well as Luongo? Not even close.
You have absolutely zero proof or evidence that that would be the case. He may do better than Luongo. You have no idea one way or the other.
Schneider has played very well under pressure. Lou is the one who has a history of folding under pressure. Granted, Lou has had a good season, but he always has slow starts and has a history of getting into his own head.
This rush to remove a goalie who is taking us this close, for a goalie that will take us a few steps backwards to get to where we are now is insane and can only suggest illiteracy to the sport of hockey. I'll put my faith in AV and MG. They see this as most real fans do.
Illiteracy to the sport of hockey? I do not think that means what you think it means.
No one is rushing to chase Lou out of town. It is obvious, however, that both goaltenders won't be here for very much longer, and given a choice, there are those of us who believe that investing in the future means going with the younger player who has a longer shelf life. Does that require a bit of risk taking? yes, but it's a gamble that a lot of people feel good about, especially given Schneider's track record.
And his track record speaks for itself.