It was painfully obvious who the better goaltender was throughout the season last year. Schneider looked faster, better positioned, and way more efficient coming across the net. His legs are probably twice as quick as Lou's going into tthe butterfly and he can actually stay upright when he kicks out a low shot due to his superior strength.
You guys act like there's no difference beteen Cory and Lou, but there is actually a considerable gap between them. And guess what? That gap is only going to get exponentially WIDER as Cory continues to improve and Lou continues to decline. I would way rather be paying a truly elite Cory 6 mill in two years than an average-at-best Luongo 5.3 in four years.
Cory was so remarkably good that he firmly supplanted an elite goalie with a lifetime contract by simply being so much better that our coach and GM had no choice but to admit he was the man. The original plan was to keep Lou and develop and trade Cory, but his awesomeness forced them to change that plan and shop Luongo. Now suddenly the CC Bountifulites want to claim Cory only won the starter job because Lou wanted out, which is a total joke. Lou didn't want out until Cory took his fucking job.
It's the same bullshit this board pulled after the Hodgson trade. A kid you were all creaming your underoos about is suddenly not very good and we're lucky to be rid of him.
And holy LOFL at you clowns who are blaming AV for Luongo's playoff suckage and think Torts is going to somehow hop in the crease himself and save the day. Wishful think much? Yeah AV should've yanked him earlier a couple times, but saying Luongo, at 35, is going to be a "much different goaltender" under Torts is flat-out styrofoam-helmet-on-the-bus retarded. What's he gonna do, yell at Lou to be "stiffer" in net? Christ, they'll be walking on eggshells around him for the next year or two.
Cowards die a thousand times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.