To keep it simple, the numbers don't lie. Cory Schneider has been a better goaltender than Roberto Luongo during the 2011-2012 campaign. Schneider has won the same amount of games as Roberto, but done it in two less starts (Schneider- 7 wins, 2 of which are shutouts, in 11 starts, and Luongo- 7 wins, none of which are shutouts, in 13 starts). Stats the likes of an unbelievable fourth ranked 1.93 goals against average and a second ranked save percentage of .937 are just further proof that the man between the pipes for the Canucks in his seventh straight start tomorrow night against Nashville, deserves to be a starter in the National Hockey League. During his last two wins, Schneider has stopped over 90 pucks and he's done it in magnificent fashion. His goaltending abilities are keeping up to the elite goaltenders in the NHL, and at the rate he is on he is sure to be a Vezina candidate if he continues to get the amount of starts he has gotten thus far.
Controversy? Of course there is controversy. When the situation is truly broken down though, does the controversy start from Schneider’s outstanding play, or the lack thereof from Luongo? Regardless, the team is coming to a cross-road very quickly and it will come down to the decision of GM Mike Gillis, to make the correct call on who will be the future in the crease of the Vancouver Canucks. The decision appears clear to many Canucks fans. It is Schneider time, and it is a trade of Luongo that needs to take place. Luongo could be a very prime trade prospect to bring in great talent to this already incredible Vancouver roster.