ODB wrote:Farhan Lalji wrote:1) Goalies can be good until the age of 37-38. Our "window" is within the next 1-3 years.
I boldly predict three years from now the Canucks will be getting routinely bitch slapped by the Oilers. Schneider or Lou, it won’t matter much then.
Exactly. I feel the same way.
That's why as much as I hate to admit it, it might almost be irrelevant that Schneider is "7 years younger" than Bobby Lou.
Our window at most is 3 years. Could even be sooner.
Right now - we have to go with the best assembled team possible. Luongo isn't as good as Schneider, but he's a lot closer than most people would want to admit. Schneider will get us MUCH more in return..........and whether people in this city want to admit it or not, Luongo is good enough to 'win' (as he proved in the Olympics), and he's still better than most goalies out there.
Personally? I think the Canucks' biggest need right now is to put themselves in a position where they can either have 3 really strong lines that can score, or have two extremely dominant lines.
If the Canucks can somehow assemble another offensive line that can free up the twins (i.e. the twins don't have to always face elite shut down pairings from other teams), whether it's by bringing in a top calibre player to play alongside Kesler, or bringing in another top line player that can anchor a whole new line, then I think the Canucks will be in the position where they need to be.
The Sedins', without the pressure of facing top shut down pairings in the playoffs, will start producing like their regular season selves. Either that, or the new top line (from the assets of a Schneider deal) would do this.
The Canucks are already a good defensive team and whether it's Schneider or Luongo, are set in net. It's our ability to score goals in a playoff environment which is our biggest downfall. A Schneider trade is the best way to remedy that in my opinion.