Schneider to be bought out; Sens eyeing him?

Bryan Murray may have been interested in Schneider, but just could not afford him financially for cap reasons. Now with rumors saying he is going to be bought out, Ottawa may be able to afford him and get their puck moving defeseman they have been looking for. Schneider has been a great puck moving defeneman in the NHL over his carrer and still can do his job. Schneider is a Stanley Cup winner and if he would fill in 2 needs for Ottawa: 1. A puck moving defenceman and 2. A stanley cup winner, with leadership and knowledge on how to win. Schneider is a perfect fit in Ottawa and the Question is will he come to Ottawa for the amount they can afford? Only Bryan Murray knows.  

11 Responses to Schneider to be bought out; Sens eyeing him?

  1. leafy says:

    Problem is Ottawa is pretty close to the cap already.

    If Ottawa claimed him on re-entry waivers, they'd have to pay half his salary, which would still be pretty steep at around $2.7M.

  2. leafy says:

    On the other hand, if he's bought out, you don't need re-entry waivers, so I guess it could happen if Schneider agrees to a huge paycut.

  3. jimbob says:

    I thought the buy-out period was already over

  4. muckies says:

    I really doubt Murray would sign him, Ottawa already has a solid top 4, and they need space on their bottom 2 for guys like Lee, Picard and Scubert to develop and play all season. NOt to mention Bredan Bell is solid and hungry to play in Ottawa. Noit sure if Scheider is ready to go through a wall or block a shot with his groin like these guys are to get their shot at full time NHL duty and the $$ that comes with it. 

    Schneider 5 years ago is a different story, i just don't think he has it in him to play on the Sens team. Not they way they are building the team now, the mean, tough, scrappy team they want. Schneider is just not that type of player. The Sens are a close knit group and are playing for each other, bringing in an aging veteran who is injury prone and probably won't do any better then Lee and Picard could in the bottom d-pairing is just silly. 
    I say he signs in Atlanta for 2 million. 
  5. Kramer says:

    Trade him to the Leafs along with Wendel Clark

  6. canuckstocup says:

    Schneider won't be bought out. I believe that buy outs need to be done before August 1st (or something around there) plus players signed to multi year contracts over 35 years of age are paid 100% of salary instead of 50%over 2 years, which I believe would still put them over the cap.

  7. senators101 says:

    no thanks to schneider, he's too old.  I would much rather have given that cash to meszaros.

    Regardless, I don't think he's getting bought out and if he comes up on re-entry waivers, we're still not going to get him..  The other teams before us would pick him up at half his salary.

  8. Plekanec says:

    I say he goes to Dallas or LA.

  9. leafy says:

    I was just checking out the Sportsnet website.  Do I understand this right, is Ottawa paying Mike Fisher $6M this year?  WHY?!?!

  10. hockey_lover says:

    Its pretty front loaded. It works out on average to 4.2 mil a year. Thats a tad bit high but not completely insane. Id say, on average, Fisher is worth about 3.5 a year.

    Besides, with some of the salaries out there, are you really surprised?

  11. leafy says:

    Then that's different.  Thanks for clarifying.

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