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Keep Luongo, Trade Schneider

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Agree whole-heartedly with the under-current around the Vancouver Canucks’ shocking playoff ouster to the San Jose Sharks in four games: trade goalie Cory Schneider and keep Roberto Luongo in net, and try to rebuild on the fly. You’ll get stocking stuffers for Luongo with the $40.6 million left on his contract; you’ll get a couple of young bodies for Schneider, who is only 27.

Luongo is almost untradeable unless the Canucks pick up a whack of his salary. Schneider wouldn’t be. Call up GM Paul Holmgren in Philly, who certainly isn’t tied to Ilya Bryzgalov,32, in net; maybe the owner Ed Snider is because he’d have to buy him out at two-thirds of the $34.5 million left  over seven years, but the Flyers, always looking for goalies, would jump at Schneider, who has $8.5 million left over the next two seasons.

Would the Flyers trade centre Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier to get him? Absolutely. What if  the Canucks held out for a young forward like Matt Read too. I don’t think they’d trade winger Wayne Simmonds, Holmgren’s favourite player or Jake Voracek, who had 46 points, but it doesn’t hurt to ask.

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Would the Flyers trade centre Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier to get him? Absolutely.

Why would they want to do that?

Posted by Garth on 05/08/13 at 10:18 AM ET

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How about they fire their coach while they are at it. Then again, I don’t really care. It’s so satisfying to see the nucks implode in such glorious fashion. Hopefully the Pens are next.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/08/13 at 11:02 AM ET

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And why would Philly want a guy who obviously can’t handle #1 duties????

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 05/08/13 at 11:03 AM ET

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And why would Philly want a guy who obviously can’t handle #1 duties????

To add to their collection of guys who obviously can’t handle #1 duties?

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/08/13 at 02:10 PM ET

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And why would Philly want a guy who obviously can’t handle #1 duties????
To add to their collection of guys who obviously can’t handle #1 duties?

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/08/13 at 02:10 PM ET

The biggest “Duh” answer of the year so far.

Posted by Primis on 05/08/13 at 02:32 PM ET

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