vic wrote:Totally disagree, Fan.
I think I might have missed your point and you subsequently missed mine. Are you suggesting that Luongo can't and won't be traded?
I was writing under the assumption that Luongo is willing to be traded. If so, I suggested that Gillis should focus on keeping the goalie that management thinks is the best goalie going forward (i.e. identify the goalie you want to go forward with first). Say Gillis determines that Schneider is the goalie he wants to be in the Canucks' net going forward. Gillis should then determine Schneider's signability. If Schneider isn't willing to sign long term do you want to trade away Luongo for Schneider? If Schneider can be signed to a long-term contract you then look to maximize the return for Luongo. But my main point is that you identify the goalie you want to keep the most first because gthe goaltending position is important. After that, try to maximize the return for the goalie you less want to keep regardless of the fact you might get a better return dealing the goalie you want to keep the most.
Obviously, if Luongo can't and won't be traded then ya you concentrate on maximizing the return for Schneider.