a comparable trade in my mind was the LInden for Bertuzzi and McCabe. At the time Linden was a fan favourite and many were unhappy but over time Bert and the Sedins made that team what it was for a decade or more and still counting.
Schneider has the potential to be the best goalie in Hockey, Raymond and Ballard would fit in nicely allowing the Jets other options...I guess the differece in our positions is that I dont classify Raymond Schneider and Ballard as spare parts. They are NHL ready players that would fit on almost any club and I think Gillis can do a better deal than fugly anyway
As for tampa, I wonder what it would take to get Ohlund back? we know what he can do and I bet he would be pumped to play for a stanley cup with his home away from home.. the kharma sounds about right anyway
Well the thing when goalies are involved you have to always consider organizational depth at that position. When Linden was dealt he wasn't playing good hockey. 7 goals through 42 games and a -13. Bryan McCabe was the Captain of the Islanders at the time and Todd Bertuzzi was a former first round pick that finally met his potential in Vancouver.
Schneider certainly has the potential to be one of the better goalies in hockey. The question is wether the Jets want to give up a 55 point D-man for a starting goalie when they already have a young starter in net. From the Canucks, do you want to unload your most valuable trading chip for someone who you're not even sure what position they'll play? It just doesn't seem like a good fit for either team.
To make credible trade proposals we really must look at both teams involved. You wouldn't think Schneider would go to a team that has an established or up-and-coming goalie and/or rivalries with Vancouver. So I wouldn't think he's going to LA, NSH, DET, CHI, SJS, CGY, EDM, COL, MIN, STL, BUF, FLA, MTL, NYR, PHI, BOS, PIT.... who does that leave?
be a possibility, but only if they give up on Paelec. IMO they won't do that AND shed Byfuglien. Byfuglien and Pavelec is more valuable to them then Schneider/Ballard/Raymond.
Dallas has Lehtonen in goal for another year after this one, and he's played fairly well there. No rush for them to go out and make a splash for Schneider, especially not with Jack Campbell coming down the pipeline.
Carolina. Cam Ward has been up and down. It's a possibility but an unlikely one.
Columbus. Could be a destination with Mason proving he's not the wonder-child once thought to be.
Anaheim. Plenty of rumours there. Hiller might not be the guy.
New Jersey. Brodeur only has so much time left.
Tampa. Needs a goalie.
NY Islanders. They'd consider it. But with their revolving door of tenders who knows...
Phoenix. Mike Smith is playing very well. Is he the guy going forward?
Washington. Vokun hasn't been a solid addition and is 36.
Toronto. Media will hype Reimer and Gustafsson after 2-3 solid games. They'd be interested in a bona-fide starter.