Found June 28, 2012 on
Rob The Hockey Guy:
Tonight at the Vancouver Canucks Summer Summit, Mike Gillis fielded questions from seasons ticket holders. He deflected questions regarding UFA defenceman Justin Schultz and the inevitable trade of the best goalie this franchise has ever seen. What seemed to catch everyone off guard was the announcement that the Canucks and RFA goalie Cory Schneider had agreed to a deal “in principle”. Gillis wouldn’t elaborate any further, but said “more news in the few days”.
Interesting that this comes out as it did, when it did, especially since earlier this week Schneider’s agent Mike Luit said he had stopped taking calls regarding the matter. Schneider himself said he was also in no hurry to have a deal done, saying he was confident he would have a contract sooner or later.
It was later tweeted by Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos that Schneider and the Canucks had agreed on a three year, $12 million dollar contract.
News of the signing has increased speculation that Roberto Luongo is on his way out of Vancouver. Of course, at this point, that’s not speculation, it’s pretty much common knowledge.
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Early reports out of Vancouver indicate that the Canucks organization has put pen to paper with elite young goalie Cory Schneider.
A well deserved raise for the 26 year old Schneider. He was 20-8-1 in 2011/12 with a 1.96 GAA and a save-% of .937.
He replaced Roberto Luongo for Vancouver’s last three playoff games and went 1-2, allowing four goals.
The Vancouver Canucks and goalie Cory Schneider have agreed ''in principle'' to a new contract, general manager Mike Gillis tweeted Thursday night.
The 26-year-old Schneider was set to become a restricted free agent on Sunday.
''We have agreed in principle to a deal with Cory Schneider. More news in the next few days,'' Gillis posted on his official...
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...
The Vancouver Canucks have agreed, in principle, to a contract extension with restricted free agent goaltender Cory Schneider. The deal, confirmed to be a three year $12million pact, all but confirms that Roberto Luongo and his 12 year $64million contract will be shipped out of town. Sources say that a deal with the Florida Panthers is close at this point and, while not completed...
Can Vancouver forgive?
Over 40 plus years of their history, the Vancouver Canucks have had several good players but the pickings had been slim to none with regards to true Hall of Fame members.
Then, the big breaking news this week was the selection of two former Canucks as new entrants to the hall in super Swede Mats Sundin and the enigmatic Russian Pavel Bure.
Although both players...
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
Today I decided to profile UFA defenceman Jason Garrison. There was a lot of buzz at the end of the Stanley Cup finals when Garrison said he would love to be a Vancouver Canuck. Without going balls out and getting the Orca tattooed on him, Garrison will patiently wait until July 1st to see if his boyhood dream will be come a reality.
Name: Jason Garrison
[Henrik and Daniel Sedin are reviewing the Canucks roster]Henrik: He has the smooth leathery skin of a porpoise.Daniel: Not like our pockmarked, pasty skin, clearly unlike any sea mammal. Henrik: He has the thick long hair of a marmoset.Daniel: And so dark! Why can't he have red, scraggly hair, cropped close in a goatee like a normal person?Henrik: He wears too many padsDaniel...
This has to be the best Vancouver Canucks video I've ever seen! I didnt make it but I came across it VIA corey schneiders Twitter! Enjoy boys & girls.
As the Roberto Luongo trade talks dragged on, the Canucks left themselves exposed to a hostile free-agent bid on fellow Vancouver goaltender Cory Schneider.But GM Mike Gillis eliminated that risk by getting an agreement in principle with Schneider on a three-year, $12 million contract.While the total dollars are less than what Ondrej Pavelec got to re-sign in Winnipeg (five years...
from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet, I always suspected Mats Sundin would be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, but not on the first ballot.
With all due respect to the big Swede, I always felt there was enough ammunition for not voting him into the Hall that, at the very least, he would have to wait a few more years before being enshrined.
No Stanley Cup. No trips to the Stanley Cup...
The Vancouver Canucks want a nice return package to trade veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo.The Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers figure they shouldn’t have to give up much, since they would be taking on Luongo’s lifetime deal and giving the Canucks ample salary cap relief in the exchange.If Vancouver used the newfound cap space wisely, then the deal would be a good one...
He's met his reps in Toronto and now newly UFA'd Justin Schultz the 22-year-old from Kelowna, BC has a shortlist of NHL teams he can see himself playing on.
The list includes our Vancouver Canucks, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the New York Rangers, the Ottawa Senators and the (gasp) Edmonton Oilers.
We've heard that the Oilers brass plan to include Taylor Hall in the...
Roberto Luongo's days in Vancouver are likely over, and a return to the Sunshine State could be on the horizon. TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted Thursday that his colleague Darren Dreger reports that the Florida Panthers are the front-runners to land the veteran netminder. According to McKenzie, Dreger says that dialogue continues between the two clubs, which is something that...
The 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame class will include, Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, and Pavel Bure. Here's what the four have to say about this great acomplishment... (via Hockey Hall of Fame Website)Pavel Bure: "It is a tremendous honour to be selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Growing up I never even thought I would be able to play in the NHL, much less make it into...