Sixteen W, on 26 April 2012 - 01:33 PM, said:
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.
The Canucks' window of opportunity depends on how long the Sedins can play at the level they're playing.
It's the lack of offense and defense that let Luongo down. Even with Schneider, this team just did nothing better to win.
The Canucks have had phenomenal goaltending with no offense when Luongo first got here, and it didn't work out. If Luongo wants out though, it's obviously his decision, and who could blame him?
I disagree, and believe going with Schneider is the wiser choice. Simply because Schneider is young and has many more good years left in him than Luongo. Schneider has 10 plus quality years left in him while Lou will likely retire before his contract runs out and he's only 6 to 7 years away from retirement age (39-40 y/o).
I very much believe Luongo will still bring us back a very good return via trade, and would expect a 2012 1st round pick, a roster player and a prospect to be a mandatory minimum requirement as a starting point for any trade talk. If I were Gillis, I would not ask for anything less than that, and if you don't get what you want before next season starts then don't trade him until the trade deadline or until you get what you want. With an assest like Luongo, you have to play hardball, you can't give this kind of player away for next to nothing, in this market that would be f'n UNACCEPTABLE
. Gillis screwed up the Hodgson trade, he better NOT
screw this trade up.
(by screwing up the Hodgson trade, I mean not getting enough back in return. I believe Gillis could've at least gotten a mid level prospect or a 4th or 5th round pick along with Kassian in return for Hodgson)
Edited by VAN_FAN_MATT, 26 April 2012 - 07:44 PM.