Simply, the Canucks would get a better return for Schneider than Luongo right now. Even if the team frees up Luongo's cap space, a bulk of that will go into Schneider's new contract.
Well I see you point, but have to disagree, most teams will always go for the best players and try to build around them. It is how they draft, you always hear the mantra, take the best player available. Personally I think this question is a bit muddy as goaltending, especially young goaltending can be a muddy subject. Comparing Lu to Cory can be a dangerous subject for any GM not just MG.
If I was a GM my favor would always be having the best possible players, to be on the ice for the crucial moments that win you games and hopefully championships. When the chips are down, do you really want the lesser player on the ice because you got better return on your assets?
Not going to argue who is the better player here, but I would always pick the better player, because that IS your investment and your already getting the best return possible
from that position of strength. Just my two cents.
Edited by Canucklehead73, 26 April 2012 - 11:41 PM.