Cory Schneider skated with some Vancouver teammates on Tuesday after arriving from Europe.
He didn't exactly sparkle in Switzerland as a member of Ambri-Piotta, with a 3.22 GAA and .914 save percentage in eight appearances, but he should be more prepared to play once the NHL's shortened season begins. It's projected to be a big year for Schneider as he is expected to take over the number one goalie job from Roberto Luongo. However, that opportunity may only come if Vancouver manages to trade him out of town; otherwise the two of them will probably share starts. "The best guy will play and there are worse things in the world than having a world-class goalie pushing you and forcing you to be at your best," said Schneider. "Roberto and I have dealt with this for two years now and we're not unfamiliar with the scrutiny and pressure and whatever you (media) guys want to call it. We respect each other."