From Marc-Andre Fleury to Ben Bishop to Philipp Grubauer, the same names keep coming up as possible answers to the Stars’ questions in net. The Hockey News’ Matt Larkin has a new candidate to add to the mix: Devils goalie Cory Schneider. The key to getting him? That brand new No. 3 pick.
Should a win-now team in a year with a relatively weak draft class want to use this pick on a player? How about trading it instead?
The Devils will build around Taylor Hall, Pavel Zacha, Mikey McLeod and one of Patrick and Hischier but won’t field a Stanley Cup threat or even a playoff threat for quite some time. No team has a more barren group of defense prospects. Meanwhile, they’re wasting good years from a top-end netminder in Cory Schneider. He didn’t get his chance to start until relatively late in his career, remember, so he’s quietly 31 already. How old will Schneider be by the time New Jersey can compete for a Cup…35, if he’s lucky? Why not cash him in now to a team that could massively benefit from his services?
There’s plenty more at the link. [The Hockey News]
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