NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Reasons Cory Schneider Is the Guy for Vancouver Canucks

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NHL Trade Rumors: 5 Reasons Cory Schneider Is the Guy for Vancouver Canucks
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With the Feb. 27 trade deadline just four days away, there are a few rumors circling around Vancouver Canucks backup Cory Schneider.  

Most of the rumors don't have much traction, as they include significant salaries coming the other way—ones that the Canucks cannot afford to take on even if they wanted to.  

While it's easy to dismiss the trade deadline speculation, there's no denying that a decision has to be made very soon.  

As an upcoming restricted free agent, and a proven start-worthy goaltender, the Canucks will not be able to keep him and Roberto Luongo.  

Given Luongo's contract, it's assumed that Schneider will be the one to go—most likely at the NHL entry draft—but that could be a mistake.  

The following are five reasons why the Canucks should do everything they can to trade Luongo and re-sign Schneider.  

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