Smashian Kassian, on 03 February 2013 - 01:11 AM, said:
If we trade Schneider.
It will be like It will be like if Montreal traded Price instead of Halak, it is something we will regret. Just watch.
False, Price is the yougner than Halak, you can't compare both situation. To be in the same situation Luongo would have to be 2 years yougner than Schneider. The situation, here in Montréal, was a no brainer, the yougner, the higher potential and the better keeper at that time was Price.
Primus099, on 03 February 2013 - 01:31 AM, said:
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.
We have to gamble, Schneider won't be in an elite goalie next year, so by the time he become an elite goalie our core players would be too old to still be our core, Sedins are 32, Burrows 31, Kesler and Booth are 28, Bieksa 31 and Hamhuis 30. If we go with Schneider, does Kassian, Schroeder, Tanev, Gaunce, Rodin, Connauton and Sauvé will become all good as the actual player I named, not sure about that.
Honestly, I would prefer if we put all the piece in place to win in the next 2 or 3 years max by trading Schneider, than keeping him for the long run, after all when I'll be as his best, our actual will be too old and our actual young guys won't be ready for a run for the Cup. By keeping Luongo and try to win with him the next 2 or 3 seasons, by that time would have played about 2 full season in the AHL and 2 or 3 seasons as a backup behind Luongo. 5 seasons will left to Luongo's contract, he'll be 36 years old, I'm sure we could still get as much as we could receive now by trading him now(what others teams was willing to give for him). So we could "re-build" our core with young guys and keep some keys veteran player.
We have more than we think in common with ''Le Canadien de Montréal''
Both have logo shapped in ''C''
Canadien and Canucks mean the samething
We both hate the Boston Bruins now
Alain Vigneault coached both teams
Rogers Arena, Centre Bell, it's phones company
We are blue white and green they are blue white and red
Our #1 goalie is from Qc, their #1 goalie is from BC
But we have one important thing different and I hope it will change after the next season, we don't have Stanley Cup banner