Why does adding Mathieu Schneider makes sense?
Simply put adding Scheider (or any other quality D-man) makes sense in Vancouver because it would provide GM Mike Gillis with options.
Add to the fact the Schneinder possess something that no one else on the Vancouver roster has (a Stanley Cup ring) but the veteran blueliner would open the door to the greater possibility of moving a defender for some offensive punch. Schneider is aging however the prospect of losing a Kevin Bieksa, Mattias Ohlund or Sami Salo (or even Alex Edler) would mean that the Canucks would be relying on a Rob Davison or Nathan McIver to produce solid minutes on the blueline.
Mark my words, the loss of Luc Bourdon to an off-season motorcylce accident had a large effect on the depth of the Vancouver defensive depth chart. Yes the Canucks top three to six defencemen are something to drool over but if you check out the farm, nothing (except maybe Sauve in a few years) really jumps out at you as a prospective NHLer.
til next time, keep your head up....