Speaking of "weak" reasoning....
Comparing Shneider-Luongo to Toews-Kruger is a terrible example. First of all, there are 12 forward spots and only two goaltending spots.
A much better example would be the one already mentioned, where the Bruins had decided to go with Tuuka Rask over Tim Thomas...
...a year later, Thomas was by far the biggest factor in the Bruins'Cup final win.
Also, you mention that nobody has responded to your stats. However, you yourself have not repsoned to the point raised by myself (and others) about trading Luongo to fill an area of need, such as center and (preferably right-handed) defensive prospects.
As has been mentioned several times, MPS is a left winger and not a particularly physical one. This is something the Canucks have an abundance of already, so touting him as a player the Canucks should target in a trade for Luongo doesn't make much sense, nor does it make any sense to comapre his offensive stats to those of Kassian's.
This Boston example is what I'm hoping for as a result in the Luongo-Schneider saga where Luongo, who is indeed a franchise goaltender (the type of player who is drafted and has a team is built around), takes back his rightful place as the number one goaltender because he is being pushed by Schneider and plays lights out in the acquisition of a Cup.
This, of course, requires players of the likes Boston featured in 2011, which means a 1D, two 1C (Only H. Sedin qualifies) and excellent 3C (Ego aside, Kesler) and a plethora of dedicated, focused, massive hard workers with only one goal in mind; the Cup.
Moneyball only works for regular season success.
In effect, what Vancouver needs is a second 1C behind H. Sedin and a 1D to play in front of Luongo, while getting at least one nasty winger who's low IQ can rival that of Lucic's.
Edited by Canucks_Hockey_101, 14 November 2012 - 04:02 PM.