Value is what it is. The value for Bernier is significantly less for a guy like Schneider. Bernier is a projected starting goalie in the league. Maybe a franchise guy someday.
Schneider is a starter and has the look of a franchise right now. He has proven that.
Hard to argue with Lou. I will say this...if almost any other team offered a top 15 for Schneider, I would question it more, but because it is Lou, I would say that it is good value for both teams.
NOW....If the rumor is true that Vancouver passed on trading him to Edmonton for a 1st, 2nd, and a prospect from Edmonton, then Vancouver got fleeced and just dumb. (The idea was they did not want to trade him to the conference...but come on!)
Vancouver made the dumb decision. Jersey wins in this deal. Clearly a salary dump by Canucks. Looking at Bernier deal I think we did well to three players in return
I know if I were a fan of one of the teams involved in the Bernier trade discussion, I would've been PO'd had they given up a 1st rounder for him. Would you trade a 1st rounder for Holtby? A guy that is in a similar position, he shares the job with Neuvirth down in Washington, both are young and have shown promise, but neither has solidified as the No 1, and neither one has had a decent playoff run.
Like I said before, Bernier has a lot of talent, he has to develop though, and he has to show he can be the guy. What if he doesn't beat Reimer?