Seriously? It was announced loud and clear in games 3, 4, and 5 of the Kings series:
Of course AV is gonna downplay it. And yes, he DOES have two #1 goalies. But one was clearly chosen as the better choice with the season on the line.
In fact, your entire post is contradictory. You say that you refuse to believe one thing because it hasn't been specifically spelled out for you by the Canucks' organization. Then you point out that AV has repeatedly stated that neither of his goalies is considered the back-up. But then you immediately flip, and try to identify the back-up.
Did Schneider win the Cup yet? Did he even win a series? Has he even played one full season as a number one? Is he really a number one then?
Schneider, as of now, has a lot of crumbs to eat. If he is really better than Luongo, he will surface as the undisputed number one. If Schneider cannot handle the pressure of competing against an elite goaltender and falters, it ought to be a good indication that he might not be ready yet and/ or might not have what it takes.
As for the stupidity of saying Luongo is playing a no pressure game with nothing to lose, this guy has everything to lose. How about he's playing like the elite goaltender he is, the competitor he is and has worked all summer long with his old coach to better himself and compete and regain face and his rightful position?
Do you guys HAVE TO DIG A GRAVE FOR HIM? Do you really HAVE to? I don't know what the hell is in the Vncouver water but you guys have GOT to understand that you are creating some serious damage and on the Toronto speculation to say the least.
I'm in Ontario right now and I am taking hockey with people here and they just don't understand how the hell Vancouver can hate so much. They call their own team the Laughs. They understand it. They're not particularité fond Of Phaneuf, Kessel OR Kadri though they're warming up to Kadri. But what they don't understand is why Vancouver would ever get rid of Luongo. And according to my daily conversations with hockey fans here, they think a Luongo for Phaneuf deal is a steal for Toronto, and same in a Kessel for Luongo.
You guys HAVE GOT to get it together.