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Gillis On Schneider

from Sportsnet,

“We’ve gotten calls about him for two years,” Gillis said. “There were times where we thought about (trading him), but we knew how good he was and I think he’s now proven to other people around the hockey world how good he is.”

Schneider has split time with Roberto Luongo this season and Gillis admits a difficult decision on which goalie to keep could be in his future.

“There’s going to come a point where we’re going to have to make a decision as we move forward,” Gillis said.

The Canucks GM still has no intention of dealing Schneider before the trade deadline, unless of course something occurs where the team was blown away with an offer.

“You never say never about anything, but this guy’s a huge part of our team and to take a huge part of your team off you team with a month left in the season and then playoffs is a challenging thing to do,” Gillis added.

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I think he’s now proven to other people around the hockey world how good he is.

Really?  Who has he proven this to?  The people who have been calling about him for two years?

Posted by Garth on 02/07/12 at 06:58 PM ET

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Obviously he has gone from “hot prospect” to “legitimate NHL starter”......he went from unproven to proven.
But you knew that, you crazy ball of Nuck-hate.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/07/12 at 09:34 PM ET

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It has nothing to do with my utter and unabashed hatred for all things Canucks, it has to do with the stupidity of the statement.

Maybe he finally proved himself to Gillis, but if there have been teams beating down his door for two years trying to get Schneider then obviously those people were convinced already.

Posted by Garth on 02/07/12 at 09:53 PM ET

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Well, he’s 11-5-0 with a .928 save percentage and a 2.28 goals against average.  That’s not bad in a limited number of games.  But compared to what Conklin has done, I’d rather have Schneider as a back up.  Perhaps people haven’t been calling because they know he’s not available.  Or the Canucks just want too much for him.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 02/07/12 at 10:14 PM ET

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