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Your! Call: Who should be the Canucks' number one goalie?

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Ken Rodney, TSN.ca
1/31/2013 10:08:10 AM
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The Vancouver Canucks' crease is unexpectedly crowded again this season.

The blueprint was that Roberto Luongo would be dealt and Cory Schneider would finally grab the reins as the number one goalie for the two-time defending Presidents Trophy winners.

Neither of those things has happened.

Schneider has started four of six Canucks games this year with varying levels of success.
 
In the season-opening 7-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the 26-year-old netminder gave up five goals on 14 shots, including two in 11 seconds, before being pulled midway through the second period.

Against the Calgary Flames in his next start, the Canucks surrendered a two-goal lead before earning the two points by winning the shootout.

Schneider was also in net for a 4-1 road loss to the San Jose Sharks.

His best performance of the season was a 30-save, shutout victory in the return game against the Ducks.
 
For the season, Schneider is 2-2 with a 3.13 GAA and a .897 save percentage.

Outside his relief appearance in the season-opening loss, Luongo has made three starts for the Canucks, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings and a shutout 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

The 33-year-old has an overall record of 1-0-2 with a 1.61 GAA and a .938 save percentage.

Earlier in the season, Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault was quoted as saying that he has two number one goalies and his job is to pick the one on any given night that gives his team the best chance to win.

If Luongo is going to remain a member of the roster for the foreseeable future, who is the best choice going forward as the number one goalie?

Should the Canucks stick with the plan and play Schneider as much as possible? Or should they play the veteran Luongo?

Who should be the Canucks' number one goalie? It's Your! Call.

Roberto Luongo Cory Schneider (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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