Schneider is a legitimate #1 goalie. He knows it, every other GM in the league knows it. He's not signing in Vancouver unless you guys get rid of Luongo, which will be impossible with his contract. He's going to want a big raise and an oppertunity to become a superstar, not another oppertunity to back up a superstar. Don't see a sign-and-trade happening either, because although that sounds great for Van fans, that puts all the power in the Canucks hands, and as a professional player it would be foolish of Cory to do that at this point in his career. Right now, he's gotta be looking for his own team and a much bigger paycheck. You won't be moving Luongo's contract, especially with his questionable mental breakdowns and unproven consistency throughout the year and in the playoffs.
IMO Kesler has next year to show everyone who he really is. Was last season the anomoly or the norm of what to expect going forward? Is he going to be a diving player that embarrases your franchise and makes you even more disliked, or is he going to be the guy he was last year? Was the poor play this season due to that injury last year? I give him one more year to figure that out.
You guys need to pick up some rising stud on D. Or a legitmate norris candidate. Your window is going to start closing as the core ages. Should be an interesting summer. There are a lot of teams with a lot of money to spend.
AV might be on his way out, if he does, that's a one-way ticket to Montreal.
You gotta think the NW is going to be very different next season. Colorado is on the verge of being very dangerous. You don't have to look too far for another very young skilled team, and on top of that they just got this years #1 pick...again. Who knows with the flames, it's a busy off-season for them so that could kind of go either way. They have some solid pieces in place, but some serious question marks that need answers ASAP. so we'll see what happens, but I don't see it being as easy of a division for you guys next season.
Pick up Iginla. Man I'd love to see that guy win a cup, and I don't see it happening in Calgary...
Edited by 4thecup, 16 April 2012 - 02:35 PM.