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Could The Whole Luongo Trade-List-Media-Explosion Be A Brilliant Ploy By Gillis?

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Now, if this is a ploy, I hope I'm not blowing the lid off of a brilliant plan, but, just think about it:

Gillis knows he's probably going to have to lose one of his great goalies. Let's just say all parties (Luongo, Schneider, Canucks) are open minded to the fact that they can't all stay together, but, respect one another enough to get the most for each of them individually, if they can all act out a brilliant plot.

Gillis and Vigneault knew the possibility of them being knocked out was quite high, being down 3-0 in the series with L.A. and they chose to go with Schneider until they were quite inevitably eliminated from the playoffs.. With a great knowledge of how media and fans react, they knew everyone would believe that their decision was to go with Schneider for the future and would be trading Luongo in the offseason.

Somehow, after the Canucks were knocked out of the playoffs, there was a "leak" and another media explosion took place about Luongo giving a trade list of teams he'd play for. Meanwhile, Schneider is sitting in the shadows with his value rising through the roof with the news that he'd be the number one goalie for a fairly unchanged team about to get a lot more cap space.

Just by making a goalie choice after the Canucks were all but eliminated and news being "leaked" about Luongo's trade list, the Canucks have given themselves so many options, Luongo a possible chance to go back close to home while increasing the possibility of a huge overpayment for Schneider or an offer sheet that would give us some amazing draft picks.

They're either brilliant, or I'm just way too bored.

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The 'leaked list' was merely an invention of a bored hockey reporter.

We all know there is no list. But we want to speculate on every potential trade under the sun. Because we're stupid, stupid Canadian hockey fans. Cheers.

TOML

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as tame as Bobby Lu's ego has been lately, you honestly believe he would buy into this??

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It's been a pretty nice day outside..

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The 'leaked list' was merely an invention of a bored hockey reporter.

We all know there is no list. But we want to speculate on every potential trade under the sun. Because we're stupid, stupid Canadian hockey fans. Cheers.

TOML

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Now, if this is a ploy, I hope I'm not blowing the lid off of a brilliant plan, but, just think about it:

Gillis knows he's probably going to have to lose one of his great goalies. Let's just say all parties (Luongo, Schneider, Canucks) are open minded to the fact that they can't all stay together, but, respect one another enough to get the most for each of them individually, if they can all act out a brilliant plot.

Gillis and Vigneault knew the possibility of them being knocked out was quite high, being down 3-0 in the series with L.A. and they chose to go with Schneider until they were quite inevitably eliminated from the playoffs.. With a great knowledge of how media and fans react, they knew everyone would believe that their decision was to go with Schneider for the future and would be trading Luongo in the offseason.

Somehow, after the Canucks were knocked out of the playoffs, there was a "leak" and another media explosion took place about Luongo giving a trade list of teams he'd play for. Meanwhile, Schneider is sitting in the shadows with his value rising through the roof with the news that he'd be the number one goalie for a fairly unchanged team about to get a lot more cap space.

Just by making a goalie choice after the Canucks were all but eliminated and news being "leaked" about Luongo's trade list, the Canucks have given themselves so many options, Luongo a possible chance to go back close to home while increasing the possibility of a huge overpayment for Schneider or an offer sheet that would give us some amazing draft picks.

They're either brilliant, or I'm just way too bored.

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Who are you? John le Carre?

AV, MG, Cory, Lu AKA Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

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Maybe all this Kesler trade talk will make Raymond's trade value rise as he sits in the shadows.

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The most logical thing we can do is trade both ;)

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sounds like you are pretty bored.

Sorry but I just don't see them putting Loungo through all this if they have plans for him to stay.

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I would agree with your analogy but for one thing. The Canucks were only down 2 games when they played Corey, I doubt they had already given up.

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The real plan is to trade Eddie for Ove. Everything else is a smoke screen. Even the 1st round exit, which Corey botched by winning one.

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Luongo for St Louis straight up, We get a proven leader who has won a cup and a guy who can skate at 145 mph and actually score unlike Raymond. The Canucks have been missing a proven leader in the locker room. Also, when St Louis retires in a few years, think of the cap space we gain...

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Luongo for St Louis straight up, We get a proven leader who has won a cup and a guy who can skate at 145 mph and actually score unlike Raymond. The Canucks have been missing a proven leader in the locker room. Also, when St Louis retires in a few years, think of the cap space we gain...

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