The best thing that could happen would be a Pittsburgh Cup win + Fleury re-signing. I think Schneider can't hold out hope for Pittsburgh though, because he likely doesn't have a ton of options if that falls through. Most teams have a goalie they like and/or is signed for a long time.
It may be in Schneider's and NJ's best interest to sign him to a 3 year deal worth 24 million, something like that. If the team is going south in 2 years he can be shopped.
Yeah, there's risks involved. And yeah, all it takes is Fleury re-signing with Pitt to kill that option for Cory.
If Fleury ever reaches UFA status, his agent has two major cards to play: health (he's been durable) and wins. And his teams have twice reached the finals. He could wind up with 500 wins if he continues to play on good teams. I'm curious if there's that one GM who won't be able to help himself and offers MAF 6-7, despite the rough postseasons he's been prone to.
I'd be surprised if Cory only signed for 3 years, but I guess it's not crazy to think he might be open to 4-6 years, as opposed to 7-8.