Canucks: Luongo, Schneider together forever?
During a turn-back-the-clock, sunset run for Martin Brodeur, which began at the all-star break, the evidence has been mounting the 40-year-old is not ready to retire.
When there was a mention during Saturday’s CBC broadcast of Brodeur’s brother believing the goalie is coming back, it was yet another sign this won’t be the end of his career.
Great news for anyone who has enjoyed watching Brodeur get to the Eastern Conference final. Not so much, however, for the Vancouver Canucks, because it means the already knee-high Roberto Luongo trade pool gets even shallower.
Maybe that’s why GM Mike Gillis, in an interview on Hockey Night in Canada radio this week, said bringing back both goalies, Luongo and Cory Schneider, for another season is a “distinct possibility.”
It could be posturing. Even if the Canucks felt they needed to trade Luongo, the team wouldn’t want to be desperate or be perceived that way. But don’t be so quick to dismiss it. Gillis wasn’t the only one this week hinting the Canucks goalie controversy, like Brodeur, may get another go around.
“Having both goalies back in Vancouver next year is definitely a possibility and probably the leading possibility,” Mike Liut, Cory Schnieder’s agent, told The Province.