Why don't you pitch that idea to Boston. I'm sure they'd agree with you.
While you're at it, why don't you reply to my post from a couple pages ago that you continue to conveniently ignore.
Couple of pages ago. I come to these boards and specifically this thread and look for your posts with great anticipation. I read them and then I blatantly ignore you on purpose because that's why I come to these boards and especially this thread.
Get a life mate.
As for your post, I did hear the Luongo interview where he said what he said. That said, he is property of the Vancouver Canucks and must report to camp whether one likes it or not and perform as he might during regular circumstances. There is no indication of animosity between the team, the coach, Luongo or Schneider concerning the matter, especially what media and fans have identified as the epicenter of such supposed animosity; Schneider's playoff takeover. The Kings looked like they were loaded on coke a la Messier/ Fuhr and the Canucks were being embarrassed.
By the way, the Canucks have lost to Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles; the last three Cup winners.
My point is this entire fiasco has been made much bigger by the media and fans, for the media and fans, than it actually is. AV had said things he shouldn't have, Gillis has said things he shouldn't have and Luongo has said things he shouldn't have. Entertainment at its finest.
That said, unloading Luongo for a bag of pucks when he IS the franchise is asinine to say the least. The amount of disrespectful and antsy fans like smurf-still-wet-behind-the-ears47 are they who Luongo supporters are busy fending off.
I am sure both Luongo and Schneider have been shopped. Both are worth immensely more than what Gillis could have gotten so far this summer and that is why, especially Luongo, remains a Canucks.
Gillis seems to be on the path of taking his time to make the right decision on what could amount to be the greatest trade in Canucks history after the Luongo for Bertuzzi trade. Is Luongo available? Yes he is. It is fact that Gillis has talked about it publicly. Is there any pressure to deal Luongo? No at all. This has also been stated by Gillis. Again, what has not been stated by Gillis and has become de facto assumption; Schneider is number one.
On Schneider, in order to avoid an offer sheet from another team, Gillis had to be offer 1G money for Schneider to remain with the team. No one so far has said he is number one except the media and fans. I'm not inventing here. There is only speculation. As loud as it might be, it is still mere speculation at this point. Even if Luongo were to play second fiddle to Schneider for a while, perhaps even until the trade deadline where many marginal teams would assuredly make the playoffs with the acquisition of a 1G like Luongo or even Schneider, it would not be bad in any way except to the impatient premadona emo now generation who cannot handle the emotional roller coaster ride of life and who will inevitably start WWIII based on the maltreatment of little animals.
Edited by GHL, 08 August 2012 - 10:58 AM.