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from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,
Just like his client, the agent for goalie Cory Schneider is not about to criticize the Vancouver Canucks for the team's handling of its goaltending situation.
But Mike Liut, himself a former goalie, clearly hopes the uncertainty regarding a possible trade of Roberto Luongo does not hang over the team and Schneider all season.
"Our concern is we were hoping that this would be the year that Cory would play 75 per cent of the games," Liut said in a phone interview Monday from his Michigan office.
"We are only interested in resolution, we are not going to get into the finger-pointing game and to that end you have to take a step back and you have to give them latitude to make a business decision."
As much as Liut would like a quick resolution to the matter, he's not entirely convinced that's going to happen.
“I think the only thing I can say is it’s a first offer. It’s a starting point. We’re going to consider it and figure out what our counter proposal is going to be. Yes, it is a little shocking when you first look at it but, again, that’s how negotiations work. You aim high and then try to move back from there.
“There is going to have to be a lot of give and take for us to come to an agreement. So we’re not too worried and we’re not panicking right now. We’re just going to take it one meeting at a time.”
-Cory Schneider, goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks on the CBA negotiations. More from Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun.
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed goaltender Cory Schneider. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Cory has displayed tremendous poise and professionalism since joining our organization,” said President and General Manager Mike Gillis. “He has proven himself as a leader on and off the ice and has shown an unwavering commitment to being the best at his position.”
Schneider, 26, finished the 2011.12 season with a record of 20-8-1, appearing in 33 games for Vancouver. He ranked second in the NHL for highest save percentage (.937) and third in the NHL for lowest goals against average (1.96).
via Jeff Paterson tweets,
Gillis announces #Canucks have agreed in principle on new deal with Cory Schneider
Gillis says deal with Schneider reached 15 minutes before GM had to address #Canucks season ticket holders
“We’ve gotten calls about him for two years,” Gillis said. “There were times where we thought about (trading him), but we knew how good he was and I think he’s now proven to other people around the hockey world how good he is.”
Schneider has split time with Roberto Luongo this season and Gillis admits a difficult decision on which goalie to keep could be in his future.
“There’s going to come a point where we’re going to have to make a decision as we move forward,” Gillis said.
The Canucks GM still has no intention of dealing Schneider before the trade deadline, unless of course something occurs where the team was blown away with an offer.
“You never say never about anything, but this guy’s a huge part of our team and to take a huge part of your team off you team with a month left in the season and then playoffs is a challenging thing to do,” Gillis added.
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from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province,
This we know: Schneider’s career goal is to become a clear-cut No. 1 in the NHL and receive the playing time - and contract dollars - that go with it. But as long as Roberto Luongo and his contract and $5.33-million cap hit that runs through 2022 are here, it’s not going to hap-pen in Vancouver.
The growing maturity of Schneider’s play has forced the Canucks to alter their approach to the team’s goaltending position. Schneider, 25, is showing he’s ready to be a starter and they appear willing to let him run with the ball.
In the short term, it shapes up as a positive for the Canucks, in that they have two good goaltenders to choose from.
In the longer term, though, Schneider’s future with the Canucks is murky.
Just how murky? There are many moving parts, but here are some of the possible scenarios:
Determining a first overall pick in this year’s fantasy hockey drafts is anything but easy, but we probably know this much: the first overall pick won’t be a goalie. Yet a goalie is an important investment to fantasy hockey teams, since only two goalies can be responsible for four out of a team’s ten stat categories in many fantasy hockey leagues. The need for solid goaltending explains why many starting goalies can fly off the board early in fantasy hockey drafts.
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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.)
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed 2004 draft selection Cory Schneider. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Schneider, 24, played in 60 games for the Moose in 2009.10, collecting a career high 35 wins. He registered four shutouts and recorded a .919 save percentage. In six Calder Cup Playoff games he recorded a .905 save percentage. He appeared in two games with Vancouver this season, including a 45-save effort Nov. 6/09 at the Dallas Stars.
from the CP via TSN,
Goaltender Cory Schneider will be given a chance to make the Vancouver Canucks this fall, which could result in recent signing Andrew Raycroft playing for the AHL Manitoba Moose, general manager Mike Gillis said Tuesday.
“He (Schneider) is going to come and compete to make this team,” Gillis said. “If he makes it, he stays. If he doesn’t, he’ll have to go and spend some more time in Manitoba.
“Our long-range plans are to keep him as a Vancouver Canuck and having him play here.”
from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,
But if the Canucks are truly into outside-the-box thinking, as the new regime purports, than Roberto Luongo’s groin injury should be viewed as an opportunity for Vancouver’s head coach to break with convention and make an organizational statement.
That statement: “Cory Schneider is our No. 1 goaltender.”
While Luongo’s injury realized Vancouver’s worst fear, and while backup Curtis Sanford has played well in relief, this window provides a rare chance for the Canucks to either build up Schneider as a valuable trade asset or groom him as Luongo’s eventual replacement.
That means playing Schneider, a 22-year-old rookie and former first-round draft pick who has yet to log a single minute in an NHL crease, while Luongo mends his wounds. It means giving the kid a string of games to show he belongs in the NHL right now.