Do people actually think Luongo will keep playing at this level if Schneider is traded and the entire pressure falls on him again? He's playing with ZERO pressure right now, of course he's going to play loose. But we know how he can get when the pressure gets to him and he lets one weak goal in.
In 68 games Schneider has a 38-17-4 record with a 2.24 GGA and .928 S%. I've seen goalies with lessor numbers and lessor games played handed starting duties. Schneider has earned his dues in the AHL for four seasons, a backup for 2 in the NHL, it is now his time.
Also, this talk about playing the hot hand is bull****, Luongo got a start immediately after Schneider's SO win over San Jose. I know they're playing Luongo to shop him, but it still isn't fair to Schneider who's numbers prove the team has just as much of a chance to win with him than Lu
Clearly you're out to lunch.. Schneider put up the shutout in the Ducks rematch, then lost the very next start against the Sharks (4-1) and now Lou has started 4 straight because he's on a role. They're not playing Lou to shop him (AS THERE IS NO NEED), they're playing him so Vancouver can put points on the board and he gives us the best chance!
Furthermore, you may have seen back up goalies with lessor records be handed the reins but not to a playoff contender like Van with the pressure we have. In my eyes, we trade Lou and we'll watch Cory crumble under the pressure of our goalie graveyard at some point down the road.