Roberto Luongo’s Twitter alter ego takes heat off Canucks’ goaltending decision (with video) The Canucks didn’t have to trade Schneider because Luongo was working out, why would they make a stupid business decision just because they’ve been goaded by the press and trade Luongo because Schneider is working out? In hockey, all the backup goalies play. The difference between a top backup and ordinary backup in the standings is 10-20 points. The Canucks tandem won the President’s trophy. They couldn’t have done it without both goalies. The most important player on the team is the goalie. The second most important is the backup goalie. The backup goalie will have more impact on your place in the standings than your first line center, and if you lose your starter to injury or the starter goes into a funk, the backup had better be viable as a starter.


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