Shouldn't be a surprise. We all agree that Schneider would bring back a lot more than what Luongo would. Well, Bernier is pretty comparable to Schneider. NHL numbers are not as impressive, but they're nonetheless impressive, and he's 2 years younger.
Both were 1st round picks who's NHL careers probably should've been further along by this point, but for the presence of an elite NHL goaltender.
Far lower risk, and higher upside potential.
Unlike Bernier, Schneider has played well enough to overtake the elite goaltender he is playing behind.
And actually there is far, far less risk in getting Luongo, with him you know what you are getting, with Bernier it is nothing but risk and he really isn't an upgrade on Riemer and Scrivens.
And judging by the reports that LA's asking price for Bernier is ridiculously high (probably close if not the same as what we are askign for Roberto) Lu would be the far better choice.
Al Montoya was taken 6th Overall,Devan Dubynk was taken 14th Overall,Cory Schneider was taken 24th Overall, Pekka Rinne was taken 258th Overall.
Reimer was taken 99th overall; Bernier was taken 11th. One was a pleasant surprise, one was expected to be a potential franchise goalie (and could well still be).
None of you seem to either understand or accept the fact that Luongo's contract makes him very unattractive to most teams. Just too rich.
All in the same draft. The "potential" the first 2 had didn't exactly materialize aswell as the other 2 now did it?Thomas McCollum was taken 30th Overall. Jacob Markstrom was taken in the 2nd Round.
Not sure your point, there are endless examples.
G Roberto Luongo
C Manny Malhotra
LW Tyler Ennis
G Jonas Enroth
C Joel Armia
Buffalo needs a goaltender and a 1st line center.
No they don't they picked up some guy at the deadline last year who is carrying the 1st line on his back
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 06 February 2013 - 11:06 PM.