Schneider says “no demands” about playing time in extension talks; Helps with competition committee -
Goaltender Cory Schneider confirmed that his agent, Mike Liut, and Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello have begun preliminary talks on a potential contract extension, but said he has made no demands about his playing time next season as part of that discussion.
Schneider, 28, would very much like to be the Devils’ clear-cut No. 1 goaltender next season – however that role is defined (whether it’s playing at least 60 games or whatever) because he has yet to have that opportunity with any team during his four full seasons in the NHL.
“People said I was demanding this or that,” he said today. “It has nothing to do with that. There have been no demands. I think just personally for me I would like the opportunity to be a starting goalie – however many games that may be, however you define a starting goalie. I would just like that opportunity. I think I’ve at least earned a look and if they agree then we’ll go from there.
“It’s something I would like to be able to do at some point.”
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