Vancouver Canucks: 6 Reasons Cory Schneider Will Be an All-Star

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Vancouver Canucks: 6 Reasons Cory Schneider Will Be an All-Star
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Thanks to all the fuss about goaltender Roberto Luongo's status with the Vancouver Canucks, not much has been said lately about the man who looks poised to replace him.

During his two years with the Canucks, Cory Schneider has steadily impressed with his unflappable nature and his strong skills in net. By the time the Canucks were in a 2-0 hole against Los Angeles in the first round of the playoffs, it was all but inevitable that Schneider would get his chance to show that he was ready to be Vancouver's go-to goalie.

The Canucks lost the series, but Schneider's play was strong enough that he was rewarded with a three-year, $12 million contract this summer. It's generally assumed that he'll be the No. 1 guy when the season starts, whether or not Luongo has been traded.

Here's a look at why Schneider has earned the No. 1 spot, and why he'll be an all-star in the years to come.

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