All that crap is just semantics.
Gillis, of course, has been on record numerous times of saying "we will not ask players to waive their NTCs". OK. Instead, you'll just make it crystal clear who you want as your starting goalie, and who's going to be riding the pine, instead.
This is not Luongo's fault, not at all. Schneider should've been moved not long after Luongo signed the monster extension in '09. That way, we'd be left with a proven, reliable goalie for the next decade, and we'd have gotten something of real value back for Schneider. Make no mistake - this is GILLIS' fault.
So we're just supposed to settle with the lesser goalie because of commitment? It's a business, and if you're not performing up to your contract, you're likely to get traded or bought out just like Drury and Yashin. If Gillis hadn't signed Schneider, then he wouldn't be doing his job which is to make the team better.
Now you say it's Gillis' fault, but Gillis never asked for Luongo to wave his no trade clause. MG was perfectly prepared to rock both goaltenders. Unfortunately for Luongo, he seems to have this selfish need to be number one instead of sharing the net with Schneider. I guess being number 1 is more important than winning for Luongo, and for that reason I don't think he has the right character for a Stanley cup contender.
But regardless, Luongo should have seen this coming when he decided to sign a 12 YEAR CONTRACT when he knew we had Schneider up and coming. No way in hell did MG want Luongo for 12 years, but Luongo wouldn't settle for anything less. The sedins wanted 12 years initially back in 2009, but after negotiations they settled for 5. Unlike the Sedins, it's Luongo's way or no way.
So at the end of the day, Luongo dug his own grave. Sorry pal.
Edited by 6OH!4, 12 July 2012 - 09:28 AM.