Cory Schneider’s agent hopes Roberto Luongo trade comes sooner rather than later

Just like his client, the agent for goalie Cory Schneider is not about to criticize the Vancouver Canucks for the team’s handling of its goaltending situation.

But Mike Liut, himself a former goalie, clearly hopes the uncertainty regarding a possible trade of Roberto Luongo does not hang over the team and Schneider all season.

“Our concern is we were hoping that this would be the year that Cory would play 75 per cent of the games,” Liut said in a phone interview Monday from his Michigan office.

“We are only interested in resolution, we are not going to get into the finger-pointing game and to that end you have to take a step back and you have to give them latitude to make a business decision.”

As much as Liut would like a quick resolution to the matter, he’s not entirely convinced that’s going to happen.

“Is Roberto going to be there all year?” Liut said. “It’s certainly looking like he’s going to be or both will be there until the (April 3) trade deadline. What happens after that, we’ll have to react to that. But my concern is in the obvious, we have a 48-game season and you’ve got two goalies of their stature.


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