What the heck do those stats mean, anyway?
I guess you didn't bother clicking the link then, eh?
“Fenwick”, an advanced metric that counts up all goals, shots, and misses for and against, to produce an expanded plus/minus number
PDO is a rating that will trend towards 100% in all but some very special cases and show if a player is overperforming or underperforming.
What it means in context of the actual results is our possession went way down while we were trying to fit Cody into the best possible scenarios and we overachieved on our results. Once he was gone, our possession results increased to even better than what they were before the showcase but we didn't overachieve like we had been doing.
Since the article talks about the slump after the Boston game, that makes sense that we were a better team, just not getting the results like we had been earlier. It does tend to explain it if you read what he's talking about.
What's not debatable is the consideration received for trading 1, rather than another, of the two goalies.
What we'd get for Schneider vis-a-vis what we'd get for Luongo is FAR greater than the discrepancy in their play, if Schneider is indeed the better goalie.
That is a point of consideration. Whether that gap is so much that it overreaches the future they're banking on with Cory, that remains to be seen. Only time will tell there, but with all the negatives (some actual and some perceived) around Luongo they seem to feel that's the better choice.
I had no problem with them bringing Cory along to this point, as his trade value really wasn't what his value was to us. They had to do more than just make him an AHL all star to trade him. They made him into a budding NHL star instead, and they didn't get the return they wanted right away, but then it morphed to a point where Luongo helped decide it.
By no means do I think he's not professional enough to play here next season if a trade doesn't happen immediately. He won't be a cancer in the room, especially if he wants to limit the teams he can go to and try and get to Florida. Gillis will have his chance to get a return he likes even if it's not what everyone expects.
If it goes on long enough, it'll limit the options, as it would if we had cap considerations. We aren't there yet though, and I'm interested to see how the rest of the summer plays out.