Sep 10, 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>alwaysnextyear</b></div><div>In theory these deals make some sense, but there’s two problems.
1) Schneider hasn’t even been at a decent backup level of play for a couple years. I’m afraid he may be done as an NHL’er. Given that I’d rather keep Eriksson and try to sign a decent backup.
2) Demers blocked a trade to the Canucks when he was with FLA, I think because of the tax situation. If he gets shipped to VAN and is unhappy about it it could be bad for team morale. Otherwise I like that player swap though.</div></div>
True about Schneider, I would be interested if it's a physical ailment (hips, groin, etc.) hurting his performance which we've seen it a lot of veteran goalies. If it's a matter of psychological, the Canucks insert their faith and confidence into him, find him the right sports psychology consultation, give him the opportunity to mentor Demko and play 20-30 games a season. If it doesn't work send him to the AHL like NJD did, and find a backup for under $1.5M. Still better than Eriksson clogging up your forward group, they may even consider sending Roussel, Beagle down to the AHL eventually.
Good catch with Demers, didn't know about that.