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Canucks have to re-consider the possibility of moving Cory Schneider? Don't they?

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I have nothing against Cory Schneider and believe he isn't far away from elite goaltender status.

But he is still very unproven in comparison to Roberto Luongo.

With Luongo we get critical (and often overlooked) playoff experience and what no doubt is a much more mature goaltender than in years past.

He just might be our best option this spring.

Yes you could say I'm too into the current Luongo love-in. But we're we not all a little hysterical in anointing Cory Schneider our undisputed #1?

Yes he signed a 3 year deal under the presumption he'd be here, starting. But Roberto Luongo the man who has backstopped this team the past 6 seasons, signed a 12 year deal ALSO in good faith assuming he'd be here the rest of his career.

I know, the decision was made for on ice reasons only. But so is this one. Strictly business.

Do the Canucks not have to re-consider the possibility of moving Cory Schneider? If it makes the team better, it would be simply insane not to.

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people are thinking trading Schneider will get us more so that would probably get us a player that would help us right now and improve the team in front of Luongo, can't complain about that. But then it could backfire if Lu meltsdown or Schneider goes and becomes a superstar on the team we traded him to

or if you build for the future instead and trade Luongo for draft picks/prospects etc. and hope Schneider becomes the elite goalie everyone hopes he will be.

it's a gamble either way.

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ya like many have said schneider is for the future luongo can supply what 3-5 more years where schneider can supply 10 years lack and cannata are still relatively rookies in the ahl and only lack seems ready for back up position so we do have some goaltending depth but not enough to trade schneider and ride luongo til he retires or slows down

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I'm sure they are already considering it and have been for quite some time.

Two things have to happen for CS to be traded.

1. MG thinks trading CS improves the team more than a Luongo trade does.

2. LU asks not to be traded.

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If we trade Schneider.

It will be like if Montreal traded Price instead of Halak, it is something we will regret. Just watch.

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Not going to get into who should be traded but they have 2 very attractive assets and this team needs a shake-up in the top 6. The offensive output is abismal and Kesler and Booth aren't the silver bullet. The offense needs a major infusion of creativity and intensity and one of the goalies could land a strong enough, proven NHLer capable of making a difference.

Word has it Philly is looking to make a "big deal" to shake up their team. MG should be on the phone to Holmgren. Maybe he is.

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Don't think Montreal is regretting trading Halak instead of Price. Thing is Schneider may be our future, but he is all we will have for this team in the future. We need to trade him to get the return and win now. With Sedins getting older, after a few years we will be a crappy team infront of solid goalie.

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Luongo or GTFO.

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No but really keep em both until the seasons done, it gives us a better chance to win... Then trade Schneider :)

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ya like many have said schneider is for the future luongo can supply what 3-5 more years where schneider can supply 10 years lack and cannata are still relatively rookies in the ahl and only lack seems ready for back up position so we do have some goaltending depth but not enough to trade schneider and ride luongo til he retires or slows down

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And then what happens when the stakes are high and Lu starts blowing games in the playoffs? Just keep playing him and hope for the best?

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One could argue that it would be the other way around. Price would be like Lu as in being the established #1 goalie until Halak/Cory took over temporarily.

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