Lets say for arguments sake that these were the offers:
Bernier/Johnson/2012 1st/2013 1st
Schneider/Edler/2012 1st/2013 1st
The LA package would win this deal hands down IMO (while assuming that the picks have completely equal value, pretend it is the same picks if you must).
Bernier can be argued as the better goalie, while so can Schneider, Bernier is 3 years younger and has one more year on his contract before becoming a RFA (which makes him cheaper). If both goalies do not want to stay in Columbus, then Schneider can sign a short term deal and force a trade or leave to Free Agency while Bernier must play out his extra year, then sign to a deal that is at least 2 years longer than Schneider would have to sign before Bernier can leave to Free Agency.
The same problem exists with Edler. He has only 1 year left on his deal, if he does not like Columbus then he can leave to Free Agency. Johnson on the other hand has 6 years left on his deal. Columbus gets similar players talent wise for much longer from LA than they would from VAN.
These 2 points are why even if everyone though Schneider and Edler were better than Bernier and Johnson Columbus would take LA's deal way before Vancouvers.]]>