If the Vancouver Canucks cannot trade goaltender Roberto Luongo and his onerous contract, could Cory Schneider exit instead?
Sure, according to a CBC report. Schneider could fetch a nice return after finishing 17-9-4 last season while playing ahead of Luongo for much of the season. He has two years left on a contract that carries a moderate $4 million annual cap hit.
The contract isn’t burdened by no-movement protections, so the Canucks could send him anywhere. The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers are among the teams seemingly in the market for a goaltender.
But GM Mike Gillis still seems determined to move Luongo.
“We're going to try and accomplish that goal,” he told the Vancouver Sun. “We'll see what happens.”