I like your optimism, I still think its a big gamble.
If they sign him to a 1 year deal and trade Lu and he has a great season. 25 other teams will be on the hunt to get him the following season and offer stupidly high contracts.
I don't know man, people are making this out to sound like we should do/pay anything to keep him. He has not even played a full season as a starter.
This whole thing is very scary.
It's not optimism. What I'm tying to get at is that signing Schneider to a 1 year deal is the ONLY option, unless Luongo is in fact traded. Schneider won't sign for longer than that while Luongo is still around, unless he and his agent have absolute faith that Gillis will eventually get a Luongo trade done.
I'm not trying to be rude but I'm failing to see why this is difficult to grasp. You're right in that this whole situation in general is a scary one, though. The key to everything working out fine, I believe, is just getting Luongo dealt ASAP. That way, both Gillis and Schneider can relax and starting talking about a multi-year extension, as Schneider would be pronounced the starter of the Vancouver Canucks. Now, if Luongo is traded and Schneider STILL wants to sign a one year extension, then I would be scared.