It seems that with Bobby Lu locked up for the duration of the 2010's, Cory Schneider, a top goalie prospect, is a luxury that the Canucks no longer need. Even if you want to argue that having a stud backup is needed (of which an argument can certainly be made), the chance to turn Cory Schneider into a different asset could (should!) mean he could be on his way elsewhere. To where? Here's my thoughts.
When I type out that list, it looks tougher than I would have thought. The market for Schneider might not be as prolific as we would like, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Cory manning the Manitoba nets for the majority of the season, while MG tries to sort this out.
Gillis said this about Schneider today: “Cory is going to have every opportunity to make this team. That’s what he’s been told,” Gillis said. “He is a great young player for us and what happens with another player doesn’t necessarily affect him at this point in time.
“We are going to let him find his own level.”
Cory seemed "unfazed" about the signing when asked about it today.