But, it is a fan and media created "controversy".
That is just false.
The Media did not have anything to do with Luongo sucking donky balls again in October. Nor did they make Schneider look like an absolute stud goalie for the past 4 games.
The Media had nothing to do with Luongo signing for 12 years or Schneiders deal expiring at the end of the season.
The media is simply reporting what should be obvious to everyone. Luongo has been inconsistent in 3 straight playoffs. Luongo stunk again in October. Schneider has gone from a quality back up and is now looking like a stud no1 goalie.
The Canucks are going to have to make a decision and right now what they do is very much up in the air.
It will also be a major issue for Gillis and co. moving forward. At some point in the not to distant future their hand will be forced.
I don't buy for a second that they already have a plan in place and that recent and future events will have no impact on that plan.
I'm no Luongo supporter, but I see no need for hometown media to incessantly pick at open wounds or scabs. Or worse, open their on.
I think the local media has been pretty fair TBH.
In the articles I have read Luongo has come away looking like a team first guy and a supporter of Schneider.
They have been far harder on the guy at other times over the past 3 years.
Now if you want an example of a "manufactured story" how about all the crap stirred up after Luongo happened to make an innocent comment regarding the style difference between himself and Tim Thomas.
Now that would be a perfect example of a media created controversy.