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Schneider Prepares For Back-Up Role In Vancouver

from Phil Stacey of The Salem News,

(Cory) Schneider arrived in Vancouver on Friday to get ready for the start of the Canucks’ training camp that begins next week. The 24-year-old is ready to stick with the National Hockey League organization that drafted him the first round (26th overall) six years ago.

“It’s my fourth year (at training camp); no surprises or excuses now,” said Schneider, who is expected to make Vancouver’s roster and serve as the backup goaltender to all-star Roberto Luongo for the 2010-11 season.

“I know what I’m up against and what I have to do: Lock that spot down and don’t leave any doubt.”

There is security for Schneider that he hasn’t had in the past in the form of a one-way contract, meaning he can’t be sent down to the Canucks’ AHL franchise in Manitoba if he doesn’t make the big-league team. (In that unlikely scenario, Vancouver would have to place Schneider on waivers and risk losing him to another NHL team while getting nothing in return.)

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Dakkster's avatar

When will people learn how waiver eligibility works? His contract being one-way has nothing to do with Vancouver being able to send him down or not. One-way or two-way ONLY dictates the money paid out. Waiver eligibility has exactly NOTHING to do with that, but rather games played and/or the time when the first entry level contract was signed.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 09/07/10 at 10:20 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Schneider is a great goalie. I watched him in the minors for a couple years. I am pretty sure he scored a goal two or three years ago on an empty net.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 09/07/10 at 12:58 PM ET

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