You look for every excuse to keep Luongo.
Schneider is staying. Luongo is going. Just accept it please.
I remember when CH101 first started posting in the Luongo threads and he had some reasonable points. Now every single one is a trade Schneider idea or some sort or support for keeping Luongo.
No wavering with that one, he's dead set in his ways.
pull a hodgson?
schneider is about to turn 27, and has spent a lot of his prime years sitting on the bench
he signed a contract with the expectation that he was going to play a lot. perhaps 75% -- there's virtually no reason to assume this wasn't a mutual understanding.
schneider has EVERY reason to be alarmed at what's going on here. his youth is passing him by.
someone has to go
I'd think you're assuming too much. Certainly they would have expected Schneider to get a higher percentage of the starts throughout the year than he had previously, but to expect as much as 75% and that it was a mutual understanding? Hard to do so without having been in the room to hear what has been discussed with Schneider and his agent.
Heck, I could be wrong with my statement that they'd expect just a higher percentage of starts than last year, although Luit's comments certainly suggest that was their expectation. Schneider's a smart guy though, and being involved as he was with the CBA negotiations particularly, he has a pretty good understanding of what roadblocks there might be to getting a Luongo deal done quickly.
Different CBA. He can't hide salary in the minors like that. Also, he said that in some of the cases, the useless plug coming back had term left on his contract which would entirely screw us next year when the cap dropped significantly.
Unless we get a decent return, we are better off waiving Luongo than taking back useless salary in return. I really think it is not too much to ask for a solid 3rd line player, a blue chip prospect (like Bjugstad), and a pick. I return a team gets a goalie that is ranked somewhere between top 5 or top 10 in the league.
He's talking about how we can keep some of Luongo's salary and/or cap hit in a trade, similar to the Lombardi trade to Phoenix in January. For a budget team like Florida, we could offer to pay a portion of his salary and they get the full cap hit in order to sweeten the deal.
Not so sure if we could do that for a set # of years, or if it'd have to be for as long as Luongo plays there - or whether it even continues if Florida moves Luongo later. If it's something where we'd have to pay the portion we agree to until he retires, we'd likely be willing to pay less than we would if we could just pay half his salary for the next two years. Or, we could pay $2M a year for the next 5 years (when his salary drops to $3.4M.
There's also the cap recapture issue if he retires early, but for Florida that might actually be a bonus.
I think Dubnyk was just as good as Lou last night if not better. Lou gets first star with 23 saves...Dubnyk 3rd star with 37....looks like a Vancouver media choice...not based on facts ! all hype for Lou !
They were in Edmonton so the Canucks had no influence on the picks for the 3 stars.