Schneider seems solid in every way but lacks experience. While Lu is an impact keeper, brought home Gold in 2010 and almost followed it up with a cup.
I watch every game every year and believe me when i say we will greatly miss Luongo if he chooses to go. Have been really disappointed with the all the hate over the last couple of seasons.
If it were not for the emergence of Schneider then I would want to keep Lou around too as it seems no better goalies are going to be available next season. I am one of the group of people who if had to choose between the two goalies we have, would choose Schneider in a heartbeat over Luongo.
Luongo's best days clearly seem to be behind him, aside from the Jennings trophy(which Schneider had a hand in)Luongo has not won anything at the NHL level, unless you count the Jack Adams award that he won for Alain Vigneault in 2007. Nominations for Vezina trophies and "almost winning the Stanley Cup" on a Presidents Trophy winning team do not count for anything. I dont think the Gold medal counts as that was an international competion and he had Team Universe in front of him, also that was only a two week tournament as opposed to the two month marathon that the playoffs are.
Personally I just do not see Luo as an "elite", "impact" player anymore. He certainly was once upon a time but aside from 2007 and 2011 his stats have been middle of the pack during the regular season and worse than that during the playoffs. My point being is that there is no reason for anyone to think that Schneider couldn't at least match what Luongo is capable of now, and more likely exceed that based on what he (Schneider) has shown us already.
I know I probably sound like a Luo hater but I am not. I am simply an avid Schneider fan and I truly believe this team will flourish and not at all backslide if he is the #1 goalie here. Luongo has helped this team along a great deal since he arrived but personally I think it is time to pass the torch.