Gillis has dropped another notch in my respect for him as a GM today.
This whole debacle should have been avoided from the start. An absolute mess. I am a Lu fan, and I'm also a Schneider fan. I'm also a fan who won't throw Luongo under the bus for the teams complete playoff meltdowns.
The way he has been treated, for everything he has done for the organization in the last 7 years, is absolutely appalling. I'm sorry, but when you have a goalie of his caliber, signed to a lifelong contract, you don't shove him in the corner for the backup.
This would NEVER happen with Brodeur. Or with any organization that just signed an all-star player to a career long contract with the intent of PLAYING. Last I checked we signed Lu to be our franchise goaltender.
Starter or backup, Bobby's still banking a cool $64 MILLION DOLLARS either way.
Only Mike Gillis could have ,made this possible for him, no one else.
He should be eternally grateful to Gillis for signing him to that monster!