Cory Schneider won't be in Vancouver when the games start to matter in the spring.
At 25, Schneider has put together an impressive resume.
He dominated at the NCAA level, going 65-25-7 with 15 shutouts for Boston College.
He then moved on to the AHL level, putting together an 84-45-5 record for the Manitoba Moose, including AHL Goalie of the Year honours in 2009.
Last year he finally graduated to the NHL, posting an impressive 16-4-2 record for the Canucks with 2.23 goals against average and 0.929 save percentage. Along with fellow goalie Roberto Luongo, the Canucks' goalies won the Jennings Trophy for the least goals allowed in the 2010-11 season.
Schneider is also only under contract until the end of this season, becoming an restricted free agent next summer.
He is too good to be a backup, but a combination of his youth, market value and the length of Roberto Luongo's contact means that he won't be displacing his fellow Jennings Trophy winner from the starting position.
Therefore the Canucks will look to trade him for an asset that will help them in the playoffs. Here are three trade scenarios with teams that have players that could help the Canucks and would like a new goalie in return.