Island Nucklehead wrote:I see this as a sign that the Canucks have no plans for him to backup Schneider this season. If they thought he'd be in the NHL post-training camp, they wouldn't have bothered with a two-way deal.
Lack starting the year in the AHL is definitely a strong possibility. Everyone seems to on the same page in suggesting that while talented, Lack can use more AHL seasoning as he has lots to learn. But ya, the chances are that Schneider's backup goalie will be a goalie from the Luongo trade.
Island Nucklehead wrote:I don't think the Canucks are prepared to hand the Stork 30 NHL games at this point.
No. But even with a good backup, the goal is probably to give the backup 20-25 games.
Edit: Another thing that just sprung to mind is that having Lack's contract be two-way for next season means that the Canucks are lockout-protecting themselves as well. Lack can be assigned to the AHL if there is a lockout and if he's on a one-way deal, the Canucks will be paying hundreds of thousand dollars more.