Will Cory Schneider Still Be Traded?Posted by whitecovermagazine
Why is nobody talking about this? The general sentiment on Cory Schneider’s new three-year, $12 million deal with the Vancouver Canucks is that Gillis has firmly committed to Schneider as his starting goalie, and that future Hall of Famer Roberto Luongo will be moved.
But, really, isn’t Schneider’s new contract still tradeable?
At only $4 million, Schneider would still be a steal for any team that might want him, not just for Vancouver. You’re saying that Tampa Bay, Toronto, Florida, Columbus, or Chicago couldn’t use a guy of his pedigree for less money than Ondrej Pavelec is getting paid by Winnipeg, or than Ilya Bryzgalov is getting in Philly, or than anyone is getting anywhere?
Honestly, as far as money for potential goes, this may be the best contract in the last 10 years, and Gillis has made a name for himself with this kinda’ sh*t. He’s a wizard when it comes to contracts, getting Alex Burrows for as much money as Adam Burish, Kevin Bieksa for as much as Tim Connolly, and the Sedin Twins for a whole sh*t ton less than Rick Nash.
You’ve got a chance to wrap up a guy for three years (and then, hopefully more) who may one day find himself with a Vezina Trophy or a Stanley Cup ring. And, if you think Luongo’s $5.3 million deal is still too much (which, really, is it actually?) then you can sign the guy who took his job for $1.3 million less.
Folks, don’t lose your heads here. Cory Schneider is still extremely tradeable.
And, besides, we should have learned now to believe the opposite of whatever the Vancouver Province says.