Boils down to what our best guesses are for the future. Many believe Lu has something to prove and will be a Vezina candidate again. I say he should have wanted to prove himself this year after letting himself and the team down in the finals but had a poor season.
Some think Cory will not be able to handle the #1 spot and Canucks be lucky to make the playoffs. With the other teams in our division getting stronger the chances of us winning the Presidents Trophy is very slim with either Lu or Cory. I think Cory will play at elite level and be a Vezina candidate in the very near future, and will give the Cancuks much more CONSISTENT playoff goaltending than Lu has given us for the last 5 years.
Cory will give us solid playoff goaltending like last year for the next 10 years(not under 2 good but just very solid play), I do not think Lu will gave us solid playoff goaltending since 06-07 and the wheels have fell off his bus and he will only get worse.
I agree with most everything here. In no way am I saying that Cory Schneider is a bad goalie; I'm a huge fan. He's good. Might be better than Luongo right now. But I think that for this team, in this stage, the logical move would've been to trade Schneider a long time ago (for a pretty penny), and focus on Luongo.
My problem this whole time is the position that Mike Gillis has put us in. We're being forced to move someone, which is not ideal, ever. And basically, we're being forced to move someone because our GM didn't deal with the obvious two-goalie problem that we had to eventually deal with. And yes, I know, Luongo's never publicly said that he wants a trade, but it is obvious to everyone involved, and to every hockey fan on earth, that he is getting moved.
Say what you want about Schneider and his future playoff performances, but they're really empty words, because he hasn't been there yet. Did you, or anybody else, foresee Luongo's epic playoff failures when he was acquired by Florida? Of course not.