Since Alain Vigneault opted to start Corey Schneider in nets during the first round of last spring's Stanley Cup playoffs, much of the media and many fans have been spending a lot of airtime, ink and attention on the "goaltender controversy" in Vancouver.

But is there really a sign of such a controversy?

Think about it. The Vancouver Canucks management and coaching staff have really done nothing to support the idea of a controversy.

The first hint of this controversy was when Roberto Luongo himself spoke out after the playoffs were over (for our boys, anyway), saying he would waive his no-trade clause to allow Gillis to deal him to another team. The next event was when Gillis signed Cory Schneider to a contract with a 3 year, $4 million cap hit, leading many to believe that a trade had to happen or the team would have too many dollars tied up in the crease.

After those two events, trade speculation went wild. Gillis admitted to discussing a possible Luongo trade with a number of other teams.

As a result, everyone else assumed that Corey Schneider had been annointed the number one goalie permanently and Luongo was about to leave town on a rail.

But, really, the facts don't support that theory.

Did Vigneault start Schneider in the last three games of the LA series? Yes, he did. What else could he do with the team having blown the first two home games? Though no one was blaming Luongo for those first two losses, the Canucks were clearly outplayed, he had to do something to try and get the team back into the series. Schneider played well and there was no reason to change back before the series ended.