nobody speculated about the trade at all, I don't know where RS is getting that from. There were hundred page long threads where people kept speculating if nichuskin would fall to us, but not one mention of Schneider. Like i said earlier there were many who were stunned on here that we didn't draft a forward prospect.
But overall my problem with not giving Lou credit for the trade is you know if Schneider doesn't re-sign, people are going to absolutely crucify Lou for giving up the pick for 2 years of Schneider. You can't be willing to blame Lou if the trade goes bad but not give him credit if it works out.
Where did i say the word speculate in my post? Triumph said that word, i.e. where he didn't remember anyone speculating about it (CS to the Devils) and he's right. No one ever did because no one who had any cred honestly thought that CS was the one being traded. By June, Luongo had one foot out the door toe dragging the other. If Lou had any interest in CS from the week of the draft onward it's not going to be public knowledge for discussion like anything else he does.
Lou had less then a handful of teams to compete against at best and the only other serious suitor was Edmonton. Lou didn't have to offer more then the pick because he had no other team upping the ante on him. It was a coup and robbery and sometimes GM's of any stature fall into a player like this due to the market or any number of things.
Edited by TheRedStorm, 08 February 2014 - 11:54 AM.