Having opted to pass on Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman could try to land Vancouver’s Cory Schneider this summer.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: Damian Cristodero recently reported on speculation Lightning GM Steve Yzerman could target Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider this summer. The Lightning have two first round picks, plus perhaps four in the second round, which could be used to make a rich offer to the Canucks for Schneider, who has a better NHL resume than Ben Bishop, whom Yzerman decided to pass on acquiring before the trade deadline.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If the Lightning decide to target Schneider, and I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t, it’ll be soon after the playoffs, likely in the days leading up to the June entry draft weekend. They won’t be the only team, however, to have interest in Schneider, meaning the Canucks could fetch a nice return for the netminder, like perhaps a roster player plus a first or second round pick, or a prospect.