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My heart says Luongo but it is clear in my head that Schneider is the better pure business move.

Luongo raised this franchise from being Toronto-like to the elite team that it is today.

People who want Schneider instead of Luongo are obviously fans who started watching the Canucks AFTER they became good and an elite team - which happens to be precisely because we got Luongo. In 2007, Luongo was the team. Literally.

After Luongo puts us on the path that we are on today, we're going to get rid of him?

Business is business, yes, but seeing this happen would really hurt - especially after all the trust we gave him with the contract and all that he's done for us...Now that there is a new toy who might be better and is younger we trade him?

That's what scares me - hockey is a business, and it makes sense as a business to keep the younger Cory Schneider especially when his stats are so good. But Luongo is in the hearts of those who have followed this team for longer than just for the last 5-6 years that we've been a good team - for the 5-6 years that Luongo happened to be on our team.

If we trade Luongo, I'd understand, but I would be very upset. Business is business, but sometimes it just hurts. And I happen to be one of those people who believe Luongo still has a good few years left in him and will be able to compete against the best of them, so it would hurt even more.

If Luongo does get traded, I hope he wins a Stanley Cup elsewhere. I really do. The guy's a champ and he deserves one. I just hope we keep him and he can hoist it here.

EDIT: and one more thing - the Canucks organization preaches a "family" approach with its players. It'll be very hard to sell that pitch after moving one of the franchise pieces who grew up with the team and put the team where it is now for a new piece which may or may not be better.

How will Gillis sell that pitch of "we treat you like a family" to the UFAs when they see how we treat Luongo after Schneider came up? Especially when there is not even that much of a difference between the two players?

I don't know. Just my 2 cents.

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Trading Luongo?

Oh I know! I'll trade the greatest goalie my team has ever had!

Lui makes the decision to whether or not he gets traded anyway because of his NTC.

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In my opinion it's about time. Luongo has been given a lot of slack and gave the Canucks coaching staff no choice. Trading his insane contract might be hard. Luongo comes with baggage and may need to agree to take a pay cut or remain a backup.

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My heart says Luongo but it is clear in my head that Schneider is the better pure business move.

Luongo raised this franchise from being Toronto-like to the elite team that it is today.

People who want Schneider instead of Luongo are obviously fans who started watching the Canucks AFTER they became good and an elite team - which happens to be precisely because we got Luongo. In 2007, Luongo was the team. Literally.

After Luongo puts us on the path that we are on today, we're going to get rid of him?

Business is business, yes, but seeing this happen would really hurt - especially after all the trust we gave him with the contract and all that he's done for us...Now that there is a new toy who might be better and is younger we trade him?

That's what scares me - hockey is a business, and it makes sense as a business to keep the younger Cory Schneider especially when his stats are so good. But Luongo is in the hearts of those who have followed this team for longer than just for the last 5-6 years that we've been a good team - for the 5-6 years that Luongo happened to be on our team.

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In my opinion it's about time. Luongo has been given a lot of slack and gave the Canucks coaching staff no choice. Trading his insane contract might be hard. Luongo comes with baggage and may need to agree to take a pay cut or remain a backup.

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If the Canucks somehow do end up keeping Schneider, I wonder how long it'd take for the fans to run him out of town.

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Trading Luongo?

Oh I know! I'll trade the greatest goalie my team has ever had!

Lui makes the decision to whether or not he gets traded anyway because of his NTC.

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If the Canucks somehow do end up keeping Schneider, I wonder how long it'd take for the fans to run him out of town.

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I think that is a pretty unrealistic view of the situation.

We've had 17 goalies suit up here inbetween McLean and Luongo. A goalie that can cope with this anal beyond belief city, is few and far between. I'm freaking amazed ANY goalie signs here the way we destroy goaltenders.

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Agree Cory should stay, but..

The Canucks have been thinking ahead, working toward something. And now we know what.

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My heart says Luongo but it is clear in my head that Schneider is the better pure business move. Luongo raised this franchise from being Toronto-like to the elite team that it is today. People who want Schneider instead of Luongo are obviously fans who started watching the Canucks AFTER they became good and an elite team - which happens to be precisely because we got Luongo. In 2007, Luongo was the team. Literally. After Luongo puts us on the path that we are on today, we're going to get rid of him? Business is business, yes, but seeing this happen would really hurt - especially after all the trust we gave him with the contract and all that he's done for us...Now that there is a new toy who might be better and is younger we trade him? That's what scares me - hockey is a business, and it makes sense as a business to keep the younger Cory Schneider especially when his stats are so good. But Luongo is in the hearts of those who have followed this team for longer than just for the last 5-6 years that we've been a good team - for the 5-6 years that Luongo happened to be on our team. If we trade Luongo, I'd understand, but I would be very upset. Business is business, but sometimes it just hurts. And I happen to be one of those people who believe Luongo still has a good few years left in him and will be able to compete against the best of them, so it would hurt even more. If Luongo does get traded, I hope he wins a Stanley Cup elsewhere. I really do. The guy's a champ and he deserves one. I just hope we keep him and he can hoist it here. EDIT: and one more thing - the Canucks organization preaches a "family" approach with its players. It'll be very hard to sell that pitch after moving one of the franchise pieces who grew up with the team and put the team where it is now for a new piece which may or may not be better. How will Gillis sell that pitch of "we treat you like a family" to the UFAs when they see how we treat Luongo after Schneider came up? Especially when there is not even that much of a difference between the two players? I don't know. Just my 2 cents.

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I think that is a pretty unrealistic view of the situation. We've had 17 goalies suit up here inbetween McLean and Luongo. A goalie that can cope with this anal beyond belief city, is few and far between. I'm freaking amazed ANY goalie signs here the way we destroy goaltenders.

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boooohooooo, the second you sign your name to a $100m contract you lose all my sympathy. For that kind of money you better be the best player on your team night in and night out.......Luongo simply is not, not on a consistent basis.

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Of course Luongo is tradable. If he does not waive the no trade clause when demoted to a backup, he definitely will, if reassigned to the AHL Wolves to free up cap space for new acquisitions. Luongo is not going to ride the bus for the next ten years.

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Kirk Mcean was an average goalie you guys should look up his stats. He just had a good series in 94.

You are too young to remember.. I lived it and remember it..

I repeat Luongo will retire this summer that is ..if there is NO LOCK OUT NEXT YEAR....Guys THE NHLPA is getting ready for another strike no hockey next year....

Schneider...remember Mason in Columbus...Raycroft in Boston..who knows how he will perform as a no 1 goalie in a hockey market like Vancouver, Even Patrick Roy and Jose Theodore could not survive the pressure of Montreal.

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Of course Luongo is tradable. If he does not waive the no trade clause when demoted to a backup, he definitely will, if reassigned to the AHL Wolves to free up cap space for new acquisitions. Luongo is not going to ride the bus for the next ten years.

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We can actually have a substantial impact on the players. That's why we cheer at hockey games and why Leafs fans were able to get their coach fired.

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