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Trade: Devils get goalie Schneider from Canucks for 9th overall pick

Jun 30, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

Cory Schneider

New Jersey has acquired goaltender Cory Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks in return for the Devils’ ninth overall pick.

So many storylines to this deal…

Let’s start with the Devils, who get an eventual successor for future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur. Schneider is 27 years old and signed for two more seasons ($4 million cap hit) before he can become an unrestricted free agent. Brodeur, 41, has one year left on his contract.

For the Canucks, it leaves them with Roberto Luongo as their starting goalie for next season and beyond. How does the 34-year-old feel about all this? It was widely reported he desired a fresh start elsewhere; however, Vancouver was unable to work out a trade due to his sizable contract.

“Today’s decision was made after a thorough review of our options and in the interest of improving this team long-term through the draft and development of players,” said Canucks general manager Mike Gillis in a release. “We appreciate the high level of professionalism and conduct both Cory and Roberto have shown while continuing to help this team be competitive. I would like to personally thank Cory for his contributions to our team and wish him the very best and a bright future.”

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Gillis did not speak with Luongo prior to trading Schneider.

Vancouver selected center Bo Horvat from OHL London with the ninth pick.

  1. valarmorghuliss - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Van said no to Edmonton’s 7th overall and took 9th instead. lol

    • ray2013 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Worse than that. The Oilers were also offering a second-rounder and a prospect, and it still wasn’t good enough. To turn around and accept the #9…I hope Horvat is good.

      • jl9830 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        How do you know EDM was offering that? Obviously those reports were wrong.

      • yondo123 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        Ray knows that b’c that’s what everyone is reporting…clearly they didn’t want to send him to Edmonton…. and I could see Torts telling them ship him to NJ or NYI to mess with the Rangers.

      • ray2013 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        Terry Jones, a HOF sports reporter in Edmonton, tweeted that was what the Canucks were looking for. TSN was also reporting a similar type discussion. Jones is on twitter if you look him up.

        Canucks took less because he was out of the conference.

      • 19to77 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        No, they’re accurate. They didn’t want to deal to a divisional opponent. Apparently panicking and getting stunningly ripped off was preferable to letting Schneider suit up as an Oiler.

      • isithockeyseasonyet - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

        Tortorella is an idiot if what you’re saying is true, turning down more to send him to the eastern conference to ‘mess’ with anyone is retarded

      • hockeyknut - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

        Horvat is better than good…watched him the last 14 years and he has been the best player on every team he has played on…he’ll be a Canuck in 2014

      • ray2013 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:14 PM

        14 years? You his uncle or dad?

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      Why would you trade one of your best assets to your divisional rival?

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:11 PM

        You don’t, and they didn’t, it’s just funny to see it happen

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        I guess ha. Makes sense to me. I’m surprised EDM actually thought VAN would be their trade partner.

    • tyler4richardson - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Canucks wanted that much if the trade was going to be with a division rival. Oilers said no to that deal not the Canucks. At least according to TSN reporters. Don’t think they wanted him going to Flames or Oilers who were both reportedly interested.

      • desertfan - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM

        Now Canucks can add Vinny as 3 RD Center and 1st PP.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:02 PM


  3. timmeh022 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    What a STEAL for New Jersery. Wow.

  4. lordfletcher - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:04 PM


    Vancouver is sooo stupid!

    Lou, enjoy playing for the team that wrote you off. LOL. unreal

    • valarmorghuliss - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Vancouver had realized that they can’t get any value for Strombone and were stuck with him. So they were forced to move Schneider. Making lemonade, I thought they did well considering the situation.

      • timmeh022 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        Not for what they got in return, they had a much better package from Edmonton, I understand not wanting him in your division against you, but still..

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM

        LOL ya, those GM’s really don’t like trading in division.

    • snak10 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:29 PM

      Hey Bo Horvat…the pressure is now on….

  5. dropthepuckeh - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Crazy. Looks like NJ will continue to dominate in net. Hope Torts and Roberto get along…..

  6. phillyphanatic77 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Crazy. Not much for a #1 goalie. Hopefully Holmgren gets a goalie soon cuz we’re running out of options.

  7. bucrightoff - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Gillis deserves to be fired for bungling this so badly.

    • tdrusher225 - Jul 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      Let’s give it a chance to see how it plays out first. If he hasn’t been fired yet, this isn’t going to do it.

  8. 19to77 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    That “Report: Canucks have parted ways with Mike Gillis” article is coming sooner than I thought. Luongo’s said everything short of “I demand a trade,” and instead they deal Cory Schneider and don’t even get equal value going their way? What an awful, awful GM. Devils fans are rejoicing right now.

  9. alicesrightfootesq - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Lol just traded Schneider for Bo Horvat. What the hell.

  10. Windmiller4 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    What a scummy move by Vancouver to tell Lou that he’s gonna be traded for the last 2 years then trade Schneider. And only for the 9th overall pick, it feels like this was severely mishandled and Vancouver got robbed giving up a future franchise goalie for just the 9th

    • 19to77 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      And there’s no way Luongo stays long-term either. He’ll want out after next season for sure. One more early playoff exit blamed on him by the fans and he’ll say “Screw this, trade me” just like Nash. Gillis, you utter hack.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jul 1, 2013 at 4:45 AM

        No one wanted to deal for him this year because of his contract. Why will it be different next year?

  11. Exiled1 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha…….awesome. what a fun hockey day.

    Thanks Marty for the HOF career. Congrats on the NHL 14 cover. But after this next year you gotta go.

    How the hell will this play out?

    • mypostyinzerperiod - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      Being a huge Brodeur fan, I hate to see his career coming to a close. He’s been a class act his entire career, and even he would have to admit that bringing in a new guy is a wise move when your starter is in his 30s, let alone his 40s. If Schneider turns out to have half the career Marty has had, the Canucks will be regretting this one for a decade.

      • oruacat2 - Jul 1, 2013 at 3:40 AM

        I see Brodeur sticking around as a coach as his son Anthony works his way up through the ranks.

  12. crazemastercraze - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Total steal!!!! Beaut, Lou. He does it again! Flyer options are falling away, BWAHAHAHAHAHAH

    • maalea - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM

      Perspective is a funny thing.

      If the Flyers pulled off this deal, all people would be saying is how Schneider tanked it in the playoffs this year.

  13. martysbetter - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    YES! YES! YES!

    IN LOU WE TRUST!!!!!!!

  14. billyhauntswizards - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    how the hell does Gillis still have a job. What a fleecing.

    • imleftcoast - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      I wouldn’t say that, but the value had to have been higher before the trade deadline.

  15. Mike Williams - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    I am a die hard Devils fan and I could not be happier!! What an absolute steal by Lou! Only thing is, where are we going to move Hedberg with a NTC?

    • chanceoffleury1 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      Whenever the deal is this good you act now and work out the technicalities later.

      • Mike Williams - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        Absolutely no complaints by me! Still giddy from this trade!

  16. deezenucks - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Clearly buying out luo would have been a better option then this

  17. killerpgh - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Great trade by the Devils. On a side note both Broduer and Hedberg have 35+ contract and are on the books for 4.5 and 1.4 million. Add in Scheider 4 million and they have 9.9 million spent on goalies for next season.

  18. drewzducks - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Lou the Great continues to dominate and make us Friars proud. Then there’s Mike Gillis.

  19. uscthom78 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Riots should be starting any second now.

  20. colby7 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Schneider is a big game bust! He has been AWFUL in any important game he has ever played in. Look through his junior career, he’s been nothing but a gracious and professional loser.

    Good luck New Jersey.

    • 19to77 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      Whatever you need to tell yourself to sleep at night, pal. Lou just mauled Gillis on that deal.

      • colby7 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

        Gillis is likely going to be fired, I am just so glad that he wasn’t able to cripple this team and trade Luongo. I suffered through Dan Cloutier and you just don’t trade talent like Luongo.

        The players had turned against Gillis because of how Luongo was treated. This is a step in the right direction, but it is still a mess.

        Now we can just blame the fractured AV Luongo relationship and move on. Canucks are in a window and Luongo is the best chance to win during that window.

      • bladesofsteal - Jun 30, 2013 at 7:31 PM

        At what point do Canuck fans realize the window has already closed?

    • drewsylvania - Jun 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      In what universe is Luongo better than Schneider?

      • maalea - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM

        In the universe that they hand out gold medals every four years.

  21. kegmen7 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Wow- is it a timesplit with Marty and Schneider? Who’s number one? Marty has hinted he might want to sign another contract after this one expires; I know its a long way off, but if he decides he wants to keep playing, does this mean he might leave jersey? Would he be content with becoming the backup? WOW…. did not see that one coming.

  22. crazemastercraze - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Lou Lamirello is a Jedi master

  23. girouxed - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    What the hell

  24. sharkie29 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Didn’t expect that at all. Looks like a good opportunity for Cory to learn some things from an even more experienced goalie than Lou in Marty.

  25. garyleee - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Schneider is soo overrated. Canucks very smart to get rid of him. Devils payed way to much for that bum

  26. snak10 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I’m a DIE HARD canucks fan for the last 20-25 years….and I’m embarrassed how gillis handled this…he has become a laughing stock.. I’ve tried to support you but ya gotta go man….

    “so uhhhh, Louie, we couldnt get rid of you so we kept you…no hard feelings right??”

    • ashtongronholz8 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      Wild fan here, while I do agree the way this was handled was disorganized to say the least, I think Van did the right thing. Lou is an outstanding goalie and hopefully he realizes this is a business and tries to prove your GM wrong by attempting to trade him. The only thing you can complain about the last few years is your lack of playoff presence but as you can see there was no difference with Schneider in net. Maybe with a new coach things will be different, and I personally enjoy watching the Lou play over Cory even if were losing. You had enough gingers on the team as it is with the Sedin sisters. Good luck next year, cya in playoffs

  27. aldog83 - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Was 9th overall pick (Horvat)better than what Kings got for Bernier?

    (Frattin Scrivens and #2)

    Who did better for their back up….

    Thumbs up NJ

    Thumbs down LA

    • valarmorghuliss - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:45 PM

      Ask me in 3 years

    • sunderlanding - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      But NJ didn’t trade a back-up? And Schneider wasn’t even a back-up? Don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • aldog83 - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:07 AM


        Sorry you are right.

        I meant to ask.

        Who got the better deal for the goaltender traded. (Regardless of “backup”)
        LA got Frattin, Scrivins, and a 2nd rd pick. For Bernier.

        Vancouver got 9th pick Horvat. For Schneider.

        Who got the better return for their goal tending assets?

        LA – thumbs up

        VAN – thumbs down.

  28. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    This is a head scratcher. The Devils were in dire need of a future franchise scorer and there were at least three on the board. They also have 3 or 4 goalies in their minors, with their most promising being Wedgewood. If they needed a goalie, Fucale, Zachary was also available.

    Kovalchuck is their bread and butter and he’s without any other superstar to take the pressure off of him so he can perform which is resulting in an more than anemic offense.

    The only way this trade makes a little more sense is if Brodeur has informed the Devils that this will be his last season.

    They’ll probably buy out Hedberg now.

    • martysbetter - Jun 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      A headscratcher? Really?

      Granted, yes the Devils need scoring – but they’ve run out a tandem of 40+ year old goaltenders for the past 2 seasons.
      Hedberg was absolutely atrocious while Marty was injured last year, this is his last season – they cannot afford to have Marty go down and be stuck with nothing in net again if they want to be competitive. They may have 3 or 4 goalies in the minors but none of them are ANYWHERE NEAR READY to take over in New Jersey. Schneider is no guarantee to be a franchise goalie either, but at least he’s done well at the NHL level already.

      Draft prospects come with no guarantee, want to have a laugh? Go check out your respective teams’ BUST prospects comparables on HF from their respective draft years. Every prospect is the next Forsberg, the next Zetterberg etc.

      Yes the Devils need scoring but if you were expecting a 9th overall pick to come in next year and light the world on fire and solve all their offensive woes (or even MAKE THE NHL) then you’re ridiculously optimistic.

      There is still a lot of deals to be made this offseason, I have complete confidence Lou will address the offensive needs of this team, but at least now we don’t have the big “What happens after Marty retires?” question over our heads.

  29. DED - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Wow! Did not see this one coming. I agree with idonthavethebloodyoucrave that Hedberg will probably get bought out now. Doesn’t make sense to keep all three.

    Very smart move by Lou. Darn. So much for the Devils becoming a pushover in the division.

  30. stakex - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    As a Rangers fan who was happy about NJ’s lack of a goalie future, let me just say… son of a b****!

  31. alexnewca - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Man I feel bad for all the canucks fans out there, as a capitals fan I know what it’s like to have a terrible GM. Grats to all you devils fans though, will be fun to see schneider in the east.

  32. jhunter21 - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Schneider’s overtime record is 1-12. I’ve supported Schneider for a few years, but Lu is proven.

  33. ray2013 - Jun 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    The playoffs change next season, if I’m not mistaken. You have to play out of your division to get to the semis. Playing the Oilers/Flames six times and then possibly in the playoffs, trading to the Oilers and Flames make no sense unless you get a king’s ransom.

  34. uscthom78 - Jun 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    The canucks going to need to get 2 goaltenders next year. Are there humongous big parks in Vancouver?

  35. blackhawks2010 - Jun 30, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    The Vancouver Train wreck is off the rails….

  36. jhuck92 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Cory got the hell out of Dodge while he could. And Tortorella has no idea what kind of s**t he just stepped into.

  37. jovocop2112 - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    I do enjoy what a sarcastic little bastich Bettman was when he announced this trade. “…You’re gonna wanna hear this!”

  38. hawkeedawg - Jul 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Before all of you comment on how Van turned down the Edm deal, check with TSN and CBC, Edm pulled the plug on the deal, it was not Gillis’ decision. It was a last minute thing leaving the Nucks scrambling. The deal was made before midnight on Sat but kept quiet so Aqualini could fly to Florida and tell Luongo himself.

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  40. desertfan - Jul 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    If you are the GM which deal do you take?

    1- Scrivens, Frattin and a 2nd round pick

    2- Bo Horvat

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