Just have to say this...YUCK!!! Nino Niederreiter has "Filatov" disappointment all over him. Didn't he also want out, just like Nino does? He has played 64 NHL games has 3 points and is a -30. THAT'S THE MEAT AND POTATOES IN YOUR DEAL?! . The first isn't going to even be that great. However valuable picks are going to be in this draft, it's not worth it.
That being said, I do believe RW depth is needed, just like you mentioned. There are better ways of getting said depth though. I would personally like to get Teddy Purcell from Tampa. That one would take one of our goalies for sure! Any better ideas for RW depth?
Fair consideration regarding Niederreiter, he was used primarily as a depth forward last year and played a fair amount on the 4th line. His stats suffered as a result but he has shown at international competitions he can be one of the better players on the ice.
As far as his asking out, he wasn't even invited to camp by the Isles. That was after he'd been performing quite well in the AHL this season, and to not even give him and invite and then send him back down after a few days due to roster space limitations isn't exactly a vote of confidence from the team.
Having said that, I wouldn't think of him as a centerpiece in any deal. If we were to get their 1st round pick, or another reasonable significant prospect or roster player as another part of the deal, I wouldn't have any issue with Niederreiter being included in a Luongo deal. I'd ask for even a little more if it was Schneider they were asking for back, of course.
Roberto isn't going anywhere. He has an NTC and won't waive it. End of thread... or rename thread to Schneider trade thread.
It's best for the team. Shcneidner will get a better return than luongo will. We need to win the cup this year. Luongo is the better goalie right now and w.e we can get in return for Schneider will get us over the hump
So, just to clarify, you've unearthed proof that Luongo won't waive his NTC for any trade despite all the interviews since the playoffs last year when he's been saying he's open to a trade to help the team? And you have more rumours about Schneider being traded floating around that would warrant changing this thread from Luongo speculation to Schneider speculation as it's main focal point?
I thought so.
Schneider isn't going anywhere, MG has paid that clear, Luongo is the one going, we need to win a cup, and it's Schneiders time.
Unequivocal statements form one side don't warrant the same from the other. Gillis has said he'll look at any deal that improves the Canucks, regardless of the player involved. He did say he hasn't been fielding offers for Schneider and Luongo is the one currently involved in the discussions with other teams, but both sides of the argument could use a little bit of wiggle room to allow for the opposite to happen.