Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/29/12
I Can See Clearly Now 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 red headed budding star would have become a restricted free agent on Sunday, July 1st, potentially exposing him to offers from other teams looking to poach the up and coming Schneider. The Canucks had been looking to sign him somewhere in the mid-three million dollar range, similar to another skilled young goaltender Boston’s Tuuka Rask. The two parties ended up agreeing on a $12 million term for three years that amounts to $4 million per annum. Few people will see this as overpaying for the Massachusetts born Schneider, who possesses a skill set that is hard to find. In fact, according to hockeyprospectus.com ...
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