Canucks Could Sign Defenseman Schneider

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  1. Even at his age, Schneider proved that he can provide some pop to a team’s powerplay. He finished the season with 17 points in 23 games. Not bad for a 40 year old.

    I think this is another one of Gillis’ moneyball moves. Schneider will fill a role – PP specialist – and will do so at a low price. If he chips in 30 points at $2 million while making the powerplay more effective, then it’s already a good signing. Not to mention that he’s also a previous Cup winner (like Gillis’ other FA signing this offseason, Mikael Samuelsson) and will be able to mentor the Edlers, Bieksas and Aaron Romes of this team.

  2. Even at his age, Schneider proved that he can provide some pop to a team’s powerplay. He finished the season with 17 points in 23 games. Not bad for a 40 year old.

    I think this is another one of Gillis’ moneyball moves. Schneider will fill a role – PP specialist – and will do so at a low price. If he chips in 30 points at $2 million while making the powerplay more effective, then it’s already a good signing. Not to mention that he’s also a previous Cup winner (like Gillis’ other FA signing this offseason, Mikael Samuelsson) and will be able to mentor the Edlers, Bieksas and Aaron Romes of this team.

  3. Sheldon says:

    Well said JJ. Mathieu Schneider is a great signing if it’s for the right price…$1.5 – 2 Million would be a steal. How do we know that Gillis didn’t go after another d-man (younger) via trade route. He probably explored other option on the trade market before going back to plan B and signing one of best free agent defenceman available. It’s going to be an awesome year considering we’ll have a new and improved team.

  4. Sheldon says:

    Well said JJ. Mathieu Schneider is a great signing if it’s for the right price…$1.5 – 2 Million would be a steal. How do we know that Gillis didn’t go after another d-man (younger) via trade route. He probably explored other option on the trade market before going back to plan B and signing one of best free agent defenceman available. It’s going to be an awesome year considering we’ll have a new and improved team.

  5. Richard Loat says:

    His point numbers, while only slightly higher, look a lot like Sami Salos. Do you really want to be wasting cap on TWO players that are out for 20 games a year each?

    Especially if we’re put in a position like Calgary was this season where you can’t put them on the long term DL to remove their cap hit because you need them to return in the near future.

    Not that far fetched if you think of how good the Canucks are at getting injured.

  6. Richard Loat says:

    His point numbers, while only slightly higher, look a lot like Sami Salos. Do you really want to be wasting cap on TWO players that are out for 20 games a year each?

    Especially if we’re put in a position like Calgary was this season where you can’t put them on the long term DL to remove their cap hit because you need them to return in the near future.

    Not that far fetched if you think of how good the Canucks are at getting injured.

  7. If the rumored $1.5 million salary is accurate, then it’s a fair number, including the assumption that he will miss games. As you mentioned, he’s a 30, even 40, point defenseman – those guys are paid upwards of $3 million each. Even Schneider himself made $5.75 million/year in his last contract.

    I agree it’s a bit of a risk having him and Salo in the same lineup. Of course, the hope is that they don’t miss time at the same time.

  8. If the rumored $1.5 million salary is accurate, then it’s a fair number, including the assumption that he will miss games. As you mentioned, he’s a 30, even 40, point defenseman – those guys are paid upwards of $3 million each. Even Schneider himself made $5.75 million/year in his last contract.

    I agree it’s a bit of a risk having him and Salo in the same lineup. Of course, the hope is that they don’t miss time at the same time.

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