Found August 28, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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What was the first thing Cory Schneider noticed about the Devils’ 2013-14 schedule when it was announced on July 19? “Probably the fact that we’re back in Vancouver pretty quickly” Schneider said today at the U.S. Olympic team’s orientation camp in Arlington Va. In fact the Devils’ visit to Vancouver – the city that was Schneider’s NHL home for the first five seasons of his career – comes in just their fourth game only six days into the season. “I don’t know if the schedule makers are doing me a favor by getting it out of the way early or playing around with me by making me do it so soon” said Schneider who was traded to the Devils in a draft day deal on June 30. “I’m sure it will be a big story in Vancouver but for us it can’t be a distraction. It’s got to be another game.” Having that first game in Vancouver so early – the Canucks visit Prudential Center on Oct. 24 – is fine with Schneider. “Might as well do it early” he said. “I’m not going to put too much
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