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Vancouver re-signs Eddie Lack to two-year deal

Aug 27, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

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Canucks goalie Eddie Lack is the guy slated to be the future backup to Cory Schneider and now he’s got at least two more years to lock it down.

The team announced they’ve re-signed Lack to a two-year contract to throw his hat in Vancouver’s goalie rodeo. TSN’s Darren Dreger tweets the deal is worth $650,000 ($85,000 in the AHL) in the first year and $850,000 next year.

The one issue here is Roberto Luongo is still on the team. Lack’s two-way deal in the first year a nice way to keep up appearances that the Canucks could still start next season with both Luongo and Schneider. That’s probably not going to happen but if GM Mike Gillis doesn’t get the deal he’s looking for from Florida or Toronto or Chicago, things might get awkward in Vancouver.

  1. bcsteele - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Mike Gillis better lower their asking price of Luongo if they really hope to move him. With the exception of Chicago he’s courting two teams that are just now looking at the light of the end of the tunnel for their re-builds, especially Florida with the season they had last year. If I’m the GM of Florida or Toronto I’m not going to over haul my long built roster just to land this guy.

    As far as Chicago, I really think they just need better defence rather than a better goalie…just my opinion though…

  2. t16rich - Aug 27, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    I really think he’s best off in the AHL getting starting minutes for another year. And give Schneider a veteran back up who can take on 20 or more games.

  3. colby7 - Aug 27, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    If new CBA rolls players salaries back, Luongo becomes more valuable because his already decent cap hit comes down. Gillis knows this and so is in no rush to move him.

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