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Too much cap room committed to goaltending?

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I think having schneider and luongo as a tandem will win the canucks another presidents trophy for sure..... and if used as a tandem in the playoffs ... well you just never know maybe even a stanley cup

i remember when the canucks were up on the bruins 2-0 heading back to Boston i wanted schneider to start... I think he would have won us that game. hometown stanley cup final thats a dream come true. he deserved it , he shared the jenningd trophy with luongo, he could have atleast shared a starting game with him. out of respect for schneider , cory should have got the start in game 3

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Keep them both until mid-December or Trade Dealine, Kesler's salary will be parked on LTIR. Teams will become desperate and we'll get a better return.

There is also a possibility that Luongo will expand his list.

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when luongo is traded the whole "too much cap space committed to goaltending" thing will be solved. no need to panic unless luongo is still here when the season starts........... when ever that is.

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Well according to capgeek, Nashville have 8.5 mil committed to their goalies, New York Islanders have 7.25 committed and the New York Rangers have 8.2 mi committed. Even if that source you stated is true, what you failed to mention is that those 3 teams all have over 10 million in cap space. Nashville at 15.4, NYI at 20.9 and NYR at 11.6. So they can afford to spend more on their goaltenders. The Canucks have only 2.4 million in cap left so it wouldn't be as wise to spend 9.3 mil tied up to 2 goalies. You guys can say the "who do you rather have Luongo/Schnieder or Lundqvist/Biron?" all you want, but at the end of the day, only one goalie gets to play.

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Next season:

Boston: Thomas/Rask = $8.5M cap space

Minnesota: Backtstrom/Harding = $7.9M cap space

NYR: Lundqvist/Biron = $8.2M cap space

Pittsburg: Fleury/Vokoun = $7M cap space

Buffalo: Miller/Enroth = $7M cap space (Enroth due for big raise net summer)

Montreal: Price/Budaj = $7.7M cap space

Edmonton: Khabibulin/Dubnyk = $7.2M cap space

NYI: Diepietro/Nabobkov = $7.3M cap space

Nashville: Rinne/Mason = $8.5M cap space

Carolina: Ward/Boucher = $7.3M cap space

Vancouver: Luongo/Schneider = $9.3M cap space

Here are 11 of 30 NHL teams who've committed in excess of $7M of cap space to a goalies. That's over 1/3 of the league who have a significant amount of space tied to goaltending. Looking at this list, which 'tandem' would you rather have? It's not even close. Luongo/Schneider is, by far, the best 'tandem' on this list (assuming Thomas takes a yr off). It's obviously not 'out of the ordinary' to have significant $$ tied to goaltending.

The Canucks have been in the top 1/3 of the league for last 5 yrs with man games lost to injury. It's a pretty fair to say there's a high probability a goalie gets injured next yr. Would you rather have Luongo play those games or Dan Ellis? If Gillis can't get a homerun via trade, he should keep both goalies next yr. Opportunity cost people.

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No rush at all to get rid of Luongo. I think Luongo clued into this shortly before his curiously timed interview, where he tried to pressure GMMG to essentially trade him right away. Luongo knows he'll be spending some time on the bench next season. Let's hope he sucks up his pride and deals with it.

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Luongo will become a cancer in the dressing room if he is on the Canucks next year.

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When Boston won Rask and TT they had around 6 mill commited to goalies.

When Carolina won Ward was on an ELC making not much and must have had a low cap hit.

When Pitts won their backup was Sabourin who couldn't have made much so must have been around 6.

Other than that the teams mentioned have had very little playoff success.

Of all the teams that did win they all had a clear number 1 goalie for the playoffs. NHL.com has stats for the last 15 years and in them 15 years the backups have won 6 games total out of the 240 totals wins needed for the last 15 Cup champions, Bryz won 3 when the Ducks won, Hasek won 2 with Detroit in 07-08 and Gerber won 1 when Carolina won, every other Champion had 1 goalie they rode to the cup who won all 16 games, so having 2 equal goalies platooning seems far fetched to be a viable solution.

Of the 11 teams you list which is around a 1/3 of the league the teams listed account for 62.5% of the bottom 8 with 5 of the 8 teams listed finishing 23rd or lower.

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point is response to preceeding post where it was alleged that there's a high probability that a goalie will get injured.

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At least we have 2 great goalies making reasonable cap hits. I'd much rather have this than be stuck with a Gomez type situation.

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