By Derek Jory
It was only a matter of time.
You've already heard the big news of the day, but it's still quite mind-blowing. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes calling it quits? Ermahgerd.
If you're still reading this, thank you for withstanding my attempt at a joke.
The news of the day is Cory Schneider. He wanted to remain in Vancouver and the Canucks wanted Schneider to remain their goaltender.
The two sides came to an agreement in principle on a new contract earlier this week and on Friday the two sides made if official with Schneider re-signing with the Canucks.
The dollars made sense and the term was right, but Schneider said it's all about winning. He feels the chance for personal and team growth and success is greater in Vancouver than anywhere else and he never intended on taking his talents elsewhere.
“They present a great opportunity to win and that was more of a factor than anything,” said the 26-year-old, during a conference call held Friday morning. “I’ve really gotten to know my teammates and the staff and the city and I really enjoy it.”
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Development Camp: Day 2
The prospects were put to work on the ice and in the gym for the better part of the morning before being treated to media availability. Around this same time Cory Schneider had a conference call to discuss his new contract and Mike Gillis met with the media to discuss Schneider re-signing.
It was a busy morning to say the least.
After lunch the prospects, all 35 of them, walked from Rogers Arena to False Creek to take part in some dragon boating. No one went overboard and in addition to the monster arm workout, the prospects jelled as a unit. There's a buzz around the boys now, it took them a day and a half to get acquainted, but now they're all basically BFFs.
Having worked up an appetite on the creek, the prospects returned to the rink for an instructional cooking lesson with Canucks executive chef David Speight. Not only did they learn how to cook, at the end of the hour-and-a-half session they sat down and took a bite out of their creations. That marked the end of another exhausting day.
I don't know about the prospects, but I'm off to bed.