Have you already forgotten the Cloutier era? I, for one, do not want to return to those dark days.
Exactly, how soon they forget!
We've been spoiled having Luongo for so long and now Schneids.
But for those who can remember the "dark days", think about it...
... there are teams out there who have been going through that the last coupla years:
They will pay an arm + leg for a tender like Lou/Schneids!
(I don't wanna see any Weekes jokes in this thread!)
But again - I haven't forgotten about the "Cloutier era".............and at the same time, the Canucks' lack of success at the time had a bit more to do than just goaltending (which is why that despite being a "good" team, they weren't a "great" team like the current Canuck teams of the past 2 seasons).
If the Canucks were to deal both Lou and Schneids, you would have to think that we'd become extremely deep up front, on D, and on the farm. As was the case with Chicago back in 2010 when they won the cup (i.e. with a non-elite goalie, yet a dangerously stacked team in front of said goalie), perhaps the Canucks can do the same?
Think back to when Edmonton made a run to cup back in 05/06. Dwayne Roloson has never been a "superstar" goalie in this league, but he's always been pretty good........good enough to help a team win when he gets hot.