So two Schneider trade threads, both locked. When will people learn Schneids won't be traded???
Not that I think Schneider is likely to be dealt, but I could use a similar statement for you: When will people learn Gillis is willing to deal either goalie if the right offer is presented?
If this is true I can't see Lu now saying he wants to stay. It would be incredibly selfish of him to have put the team, Cory, fans and management through the last 9 months of circus trade discussions/distractions and then simply change his mind.
If I'm MG, I have to realize that by keeping him, I am also tieing AV's hands in that if AV chooses to play Cory or Lack (or whoever the backup ends up being) in the belief they give the team a better chance to win, I could be back into the trade BS with Lu again.
Too much baggage...time to part ways.
Again, I agree it's the most likely outcome in all this that Luongo is moved, but he has never said he doesn't like it here. All those statements are about is in the off chance someone offers a massive deal for Schneider, Gillis could consider it if he spoke to Luongo about staying as our starter instead of him being the one traded.
Honestly around the deadline you really never know what will happen. What I'm hearing and what it seems everybody is hearing is that a deal won't happen till the summer at the earliest. Meaning if your Gillis the only way your getting Lu is if you overpay which obviously plays into the canucks favor
I wouldn't say that means someone would have to pay over and above what Gillis has been asking to get Luongo now, or that the asking price will automatically go down in the summer just because we wanted to keep both for the run. There may be other factors that determine asking price, but if someone offers Gillis a deal he thinks improves our team (for either goalie) then I think he takes it regardless of if it's now or in the summer.
Edited by elvis15, 17 February 2013 - 11:02 AM.