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No New Jersey player reached the 50-point mark last season and only two (Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri) recorded at least 40 points. Acquiring forward Kyle Palmieri in a trade with Anaheim over the summer does help matters, but offensively the Devils look like a long-term project that has only barely begun. Years from now, perhaps Pavel Zacha, who was taken with the sixth overall pick, will be a serious scoring threat, but for now New Jersey doesn’t have much in the way of young, NHL-ready forwards.
Stefan Matteau might establish himself as an NHL regular at the age of 21, but the 2012 first-round pick has never been a major contributor offensively. There’s always the chance that Henrique, 25, will take a step forward, but his career-high remains 51 points from his rookie season when he was working with Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk. There’s clearly no one at that level for him to play off of at this time.
The good news is that the Devils’ situation looks less bleak when you move past their offense as in contrast, the blueline’s rebuild seems to be moving along nicely. Adam Larsson took a significant step forward last season and the hope is that he’ll lead the charge along with Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, and Damon Severson. The oldest of them, Gelinas, only celebrated his 24th birthday in May.
Then of course there’s their goaltending, which is in the capable hands of Cory Schneider. He demonstrated last season under trying circumstances that the Devils’ goalie situation remains their strength, even in the post-Martin Brodeur era.
Via The Score's Josh Gold-Smith, New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider revealed the winner of his mask-designing contest on Friday:
Great reach with the glove...
from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,
As Schneider gears up for his ninth consecutive start Tuesday night against the Penguins, it is clear that he is getting the work load he craved before agreeing to sign a 7-year, $42 million contract extension with the Devils last summer.
It appears likely that he will play at least 70 games if he stays healthy, but is he prepared?
“I’m very prepared,” Schneider told NJ Advance Media. “You try to take it game by game, or in smaller segments. If you think about it as an 82-game season it gets pretty overwhelming and you sort of lose focus on what’s coming up next. For me it’s more about the next game than trying to figure out what I’m going to feel like 30, 40 50 games in.
“For now I feel good. These last few games I’ve actually felt more like myself in a good rhythm and seeing the puck well. So I have to continue that. Like a lot of guys say, the more you play the better you feel. I’m hoping I can keep it up.”
Tough night for Schneider.
Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed goaltender Cory Schneider to a new multi-year contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
“With today’s signing, we have solidified our goaltending for the present and the future,” said Lamoriello. “Cory demonstrated throughout the year what he could bring to our organization, both on and off the ice.“
Did Cory Schneider play the puck illegally?
The Wings put the game out of reach by making the score 3-1 with a Tatar goal just off the faceoff.
First Jonas Gustavsson with the behind the back save..
In the same game, Cory Schneider comes up with a 'sweater' save, watch it below...
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils goaltender Cory Schneider said this morning he is “very surprised” he is not starting tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanse and “frustrated” that he’s in the same situation again where he’s not playing often.
Martin Brodeur will start his third consecutive game tonight and for the 11th time in the last 15 games.
“Marty’s playing well, he’s going good,” Schneider said. “So, you’ll have to ask coach.”
Schneider, 27, was in a similar situation the last three seasons in Vancouver where he shared a net with Roberto Luongo. It’s clear he was hoping things would be better for him after he was traded to the Devils on June 30, even with the 41-year-old Future Hall of Famer Brodeur still on the team.
“It’s Groundhog Day for me,” Schneider said. “I can’t seem to escape it. I’m just trying to work hard and do what I can. I’d just like to see the ice a bit more is all.”
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
You think last year might have been rough for Cory Schneider, sharing the net in Vancouver with Roberto Luongo, and dealing with questions about who starts, night after night? This year, in his new home with the New Jersey Devils, Schneider is splitting time in goal again, this time with future Hall Of Famer Martin Brodeur. Both are playing well, but only Brodeur is winning regularly. That’s because, for reasons unknown, the Devils simply cannot give Schneider any goal support. He is 1-5-3 on the season in nine games, and has surrendered just 18 goals. The problem is, New Jersey has only scored 10 times in his nine starts. Following a 2-0 loss to L.A. Friday, which included an empty netter, Devils’ coach Peter DeBoer noted Schneider “can’t do more than what he’s doing.”
What becomes of Peter Laviolette and how much heat is there now on Paul Holmgren?
[Darren] Dreger: For the moment Laviolette and his family are trying to stay below the radar. Obviously Laviolette is not happy with the way things ended with the Philadelphia Flyers so he may lay low. He wants to coach again in the NHL and given his resume it's believed that he will get another opportunity.
If things don't materialize in the NHL say before Christmas, I'm told Laviolette would consider going over to Europe and coaching there. It's not too far-fetched that Laviolette and his family would consider that.
As for Holmgren, he was looking for Ron Hextall. Since Holmgren took over as GM of the Flyers he has been constantly trying to lure Hextall from the Los Angeles Kings. There's no imminent danger for Holmgren and the belief is he will go out on his own terms and Hextall ultimately would be his successor.
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
There remains, of course, about three thousand unanswered questions about the deal which sent Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday but, when you get past the 15 months of drama and intrigue which preceded it, things becomes pretty simple.
The Vancouver Canucks and Mike Gillis faced two choices. One, they could buy out Roberto Luongo, receive nothing in return and move forward with Schneider as their goalie. Or, two, they could trade Schneider, receive a prime asset in return and keep Luongo, who's still a quality NHL netminder. The millions in dollars the decision has saved ownership? That was a consideration as well but in the here and now, this move made a lot of sense for the Canucks.
We're just not sure if you can say the same thing about everything that's transpired with the two goalies.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Cory Schneider found out that he’s a Devil the same way most of you did (me too).
The 27-year-old goaltender was watching the NHL Entry Draft at Prudential Center from his home in Boston and learned the Vancouver Canucks had traded him to the Devils, “basically on TV.”
“I was watching the draft and heard I had been traded,” Schneider told The Record. “(Canucks GM) Mike Gillis called a little after that.”
And he talked to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello after that.
The Devils apparently completed the trade, which sent the ninth pick overall to the Canucks (used to take London Knights center Bo Horvat), Saturday night, but wanted the news held so it could be announced in front of their home crowd.
from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,
“It’s kind of a running joke that everyone thinks goalies are too good because their gear is too big,” said the Vancouver Canucks starter, part of a five-member NHL Players’ Association contingent that met with one owner, three general managers and a coach at the NHL office. “When you look at it, in 2000 the average goalie was six-feet tall and now it’s 6-foot-2. That’s part of it. The position has gotten bigger and faster — just like the rest of the game — and they’re making changes to compensate.
“Maybe it’s a natural progression to take away some of our blocking area to score goals. It’s not something as a goalie you want to hear with all the time and effort you put into the position. It’s muscle memory and repetition and when those repetitions change, they can throw you off.”
That said, Schneider realizes the game continues to evolve and scoring is at a premium. It’s rare to see a shooter blast a puck past a stopper without the aid of a screen or deflection. Goals most often come from a rebound into the slot or from goalmouth scrambles that resemble mosh pits.
It’s to the point where well protected goalies bemoan pucks that go through them — especially between the arm and body — because their razor-sharp reflexes and quick post-to-post movements negate those opportunities. In that sense, Schneider understands what’s at play and that the NHL board of governors will do anything to advance scoring. And bigger isn’t better when it comes to goalie mobility.
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.
read on for Nashville GM David Poile addressing some questions regarding the Predators…
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.