You're right but you're wasting your breath on GHL. He isn't a Nucks fan, he's a Lu fan. In his mind Lu made this team; the Sedins are garbage; he hopes Cory sh*ts the bed; the team is mediocre without Lu etc.
If you disagree with him, you don't understand hockey and are not a true Nucks fan.
I'm a die hard Nucks fan. I'm a Lu fan because he's a Vancouver Canucks and he's the best player we've got. If and when he's off the team, he's in enemy territory. In my mind, Lu made this team.
If you tap into your memory and that is, as a Canucks fan, you should remember longer than two years, you will see that most were saying it was team Luongo; that AV won because of Luongo and so on. You will also remember how mediocre and middle of the pack the Canucks were having paraded the likes of Auld, Cloutier, Ouellet, Noronen and McVicar in 2005 alone. Prior to that, and after McLean, the Canucks saw Cloutier, Auld, Hedberg, Skruda, Moss, Brochu, Essensa, Potvin, Snow, Weekes, Schwab, Michaud, Hirsh, Irbe and Burke.
The Sedins are not garbage. But they are defenseless. When a 23 year old with half the size of Daniel, repetedly punches him in the face on National TV without any retaliation, it doesn't look stoic; it looks soft. That's because the Sedins are soft players. Henrik might be durable healthwise, but there is not one mean bone in him and neither in Daniel. They are in fact Art Ross winners so they accumulate points; regular season points don't win Cups.
I certainly hope Schneider betters Luongo's numbers, athleticism and poise and does bring a Cup to Vancouver as well as win a few Vezinas. But the odds are against him doing so.
You can disagree all you want and you have the right to your own opinion. I for one believe that any team with Luongo on it is immensely better. In fact, I believe he is the key to a dynasty in Chicago; they have a better all around team but find themselves without a goaltender. I sure hope Luongo doesn't end up there because we'll have to hear you cry over and over again how the World is so unfair and that Gillis guy is an evil doer. Then again, YOU migh become a Chicago fan you bandwagon jumper.