Luongo, Schneider and the Mystery Machine
The sports world was abuzz yesterday with a solid quote from Mike Gillis on the status of the Roberto Luongo deal. For those who may have missed it, here’s what Mike said to Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun:
“We have a potential deal in place with one team that has to do something with another player that they have – and it’s not who anybody thinks it is – and so we have to wait. (But) we’ve been offered packages that don’t fit what our plan is, what we need,” said Gillis. – Vancouver Sun. Jan 22, 2013
So as we all see it, there is a mystery player on a mystery team that is a key component to this mystery deal. Fortunately we at CHB know who to call.
But the quote also got me thinking. What if the conspiracy theorists out there were right and the mystery player or team wasn’t interested in Luongo, but instead Cory Schneider?
No matter how crazy that may sound, it actually is a fair enough question.
Consider that the Canucks have two very capable goaltenders and valuable commodities on the bench, a market for both should exist. And whether there are two games in or twenty games in, it should be their value in making the team better that is the basis of any decision.
So if you were Gillis, what would you do if a SERIOUS offer for Schneider were to come in? Do you even give it a sniff? I asked our CHB faithful this same question on on our Facebook page, but wanted to see what our greater readership had to say.
I mean, isn’t that what you do when you have a mystery on your hands?