Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cory Schneider to be moved?

I think the reasons brought forth by Vancouver Sun columnist Iain McIntyre as to why Nonis could move Schneider pre/during draft day are well-put.

- Luongo is under contract for three more years, which coincides with the Canucks' window for trying to win a championship when Daniel and Henrik Sedin are reaching their prime and defencemen Mattias Ohlund, Sami Salo and Willie Mitchell are still in or near theirs.

- Luongo's backup need play only 10-12 games a season, and experienced minor-league netminder Drew MacIntyre, 24-12-2 with a 2.17 GAA and .922 save rate this season in Manitoba, seems capable of that; a year from now, Schneider will be overqualified for the job.

- On paper, Schneider is considerably better -- and far closer to being NHL-ready -- than any puck-stopper available in this year's draft, which is projected to be goalie-less in the first round for the first time since 1992.

- Nonis could use this leverage to swap Schneider for a talented, young forward who could help the Canucks' during their current window for winning.

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At June 19, 2007 at 3:25 PM , Blogger Goon said...

Now that would be a big move.

 
At June 19, 2007 at 3:29 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I'm not sure how big of a forward talent they could get for Schneider....a Bulis type??? haha

Oh no..

 
At June 19, 2007 at 6:29 PM , Anonymous Doobie said...

That reminds me of the time Dwayne Schneider told Mizz Romano that he couldn't fix her toilet. Man, that was comedy gold. I wonder if Cory can roll a pack up of smokes up the sleeve of his t-shirt like the original Schneider could?

 
At June 19, 2007 at 6:36 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Every time that Bonnie Franklin said "OH MY GOOOOOOD" my mom would make us turn off the tv. (Religious upbringing)

 

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