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Canucks re-sign goalie Lack — two years, $2.3 million

Nov 15, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

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The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed goalie Eddie Lack to a two-year, $2.3 million contract extension.

Lack, 25, was promoted to the big club this season after Cory Schneider was traded to New Jersey at the draft. In five appearances (four starts), he has a 2-2-0 record with a .911 save percentage.

At this point, Lack’s long-term future is a bit up in the air. If he establishes himself as a legitimate NHL goalie — and he’s still got a ways to go there — there may not be much opportunity in Vancouver given Roberto Luongo‘s contract runs until 2022.

But we’ve stopped trying to predict what will happen with the Canucks’ goaltending situation, so let’s just wait and see how it plays out. Frankly, we’re still not entirely dismissing the possibility of a Luongo compliance buyout this summer. The way that soap opera’s gone, we can’t afford to dismiss anything. Including an alien abduction.

  1. muckleflugga - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    this may prove to be the move of the year!

    loooooo’s gonna be a team canada pick, get shelled by hockey powerhouse switzerland in the preliminary round, ride the pine until canada’s early exit, then come home, sulk and red-light his way into tortorella’s already crowded doghouse by early march, then conjure bad haiku verse on the bench at $81,880 per game while contemplating bikini-clad beauties in south beach…

    in the meantime, lack will backstop a canucks team revitalized by a goalie unwilling to yield either repeated goals from behind the net or seven or eight on random and unpredictable nights

    yessss canucks fans, put all your money into fire-proof rainwear and fire extinguisher futures, this could be the year

  2. mikemaric - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    ^^^someone needs to wake up from his wet dream.

  3. canucks30 - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    That’s a lotta money for a backup goaltender who’s only going to play 10-15 games behind Luongo

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