Food for Thought: On Trading Cory

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  1. David Morton says:

    Yes, it’s interesting to have these kinds of problems in the pre-season, isn’t it? Tons of depth and upside. And it makes trades that much more tantalizing, knowing that the Canucks could conceivably get even better by trading Schneider with a scoring forward, for e.g. in return. I’d love it if we could find a way to keep Schneider, but it would probably be to his benefit to trade him somewhere where he truly had a chance to crack the line-up more than he might here.

    Thanks for the great post, Richard!

  2. David Morton says:

    Yes, it’s interesting to have these kinds of problems in the pre-season, isn’t it? Tons of depth and upside. And it makes trades that much more tantalizing, knowing that the Canucks could conceivably get even better by trading Schneider with a scoring forward, for e.g. in return. I’d love it if we could find a way to keep Schneider, but it would probably be to his benefit to trade him somewhere where he truly had a chance to crack the line-up more than he might here.

    Thanks for the great post, Richard!

  3. David Morton says:

    Yes, it’s interesting to have these kinds of problems in the pre-season, isn’t it? Tons of depth and upside. And it makes trades that much more tantalizing, knowing that the Canucks could conceivably get even better by trading Schneider with a scoring forward, for e.g. in return. I’d love it if we could find a way to keep Schneider, but it would probably be to his benefit to trade him somewhere where he truly had a chance to crack the line-up more than he might here.

    Thanks for the great post, Richard!

  4. I don’t buy that you have to keep Schneider just in case Luongo goes down. Yes, Luongo went down last year and yes the Canucks went into a swoon shortly after. But you can’t keep Schneider on ice forever as a backup. What if he gets injured? For that matter, what if Luongo goes on to be as durable as Brodeur? At SOME point you have to trade Schneider. It’s like keeping your wedding cake in the freezer. At some point you have to eat it or throw it out. How’s that for a metaphor?

  5. I don’t buy that you have to keep Schneider just in case Luongo goes down. Yes, Luongo went down last year and yes the Canucks went into a swoon shortly after. But you can’t keep Schneider on ice forever as a backup. What if he gets injured? For that matter, what if Luongo goes on to be as durable as Brodeur? At SOME point you have to trade Schneider. It’s like keeping your wedding cake in the freezer. At some point you have to eat it or throw it out. How’s that for a metaphor?

  6. I don’t buy that you have to keep Schneider just in case Luongo goes down. Yes, Luongo went down last year and yes the Canucks went into a swoon shortly after. But you can’t keep Schneider on ice forever as a backup. What if he gets injured? For that matter, what if Luongo goes on to be as durable as Brodeur? At SOME point you have to trade Schneider. It’s like keeping your wedding cake in the freezer. At some point you have to eat it or throw it out. How’s that for a metaphor?

  7. Richard Loat says:

    I’m not suggesting keeping him forever.

    But, for the piece of mind it assures us, it would make sense to keep him at least till the end of the season and lose him via free-agency because we either get a scorer now (which we might not need of the current squad pans out as planned) or prospects down the road in the form of compensatory picks.

    The picks might be more valuable just because the Canucks don’t have a depth of prospects like some other teams

  8. Richard Loat says:

    I’m not suggesting keeping him forever.

    But, for the piece of mind it assures us, it would make sense to keep him at least till the end of the season and lose him via free-agency because we either get a scorer now (which we might not need of the current squad pans out as planned) or prospects down the road in the form of compensatory picks.

    The picks might be more valuable just because the Canucks don’t have a depth of prospects like some other teams

  9. Richard Loat says:

    I’m not suggesting keeping him forever.

    But, for the piece of mind it assures us, it would make sense to keep him at least till the end of the season and lose him via free-agency because we either get a scorer now (which we might not need of the current squad pans out as planned) or prospects down the road in the form of compensatory picks.

    The picks might be more valuable just because the Canucks don’t have a depth of prospects like some other teams

  10. Miller says:

    Peace of mind? Cory Schneider has proven NOTHING at the NHL level. AHL Goalies of the year have no proven track record of success either. Sabourin, Labarbera TWICE. Raycroft has at least been serviceable at the NHL level. Which includes his Calder Cup as rookie of the year season.

    Cory Schneider has potential, yes. Draft picks if we lose him to restricted free agency are potential. Deal the potential now, for an upgrade when we need it. Cory Schneider’s value is not going to be higher than it is now. SELL HIGH!

  11. Miller says:

    Peace of mind? Cory Schneider has proven NOTHING at the NHL level. AHL Goalies of the year have no proven track record of success either. Sabourin, Labarbera TWICE. Raycroft has at least been serviceable at the NHL level. Which includes his Calder Cup as rookie of the year season.

    Cory Schneider has potential, yes. Draft picks if we lose him to restricted free agency are potential. Deal the potential now, for an upgrade when we need it. Cory Schneider’s value is not going to be higher than it is now. SELL HIGH!

  12. Miller says:

    Peace of mind? Cory Schneider has proven NOTHING at the NHL level. AHL Goalies of the year have no proven track record of success either. Sabourin, Labarbera TWICE. Raycroft has at least been serviceable at the NHL level. Which includes his Calder Cup as rookie of the year season.

    Cory Schneider has potential, yes. Draft picks if we lose him to restricted free agency are potential. Deal the potential now, for an upgrade when we need it. Cory Schneider’s value is not going to be higher than it is now. SELL HIGH!

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