Eklund's just stirring this crap up so he gets more site hits and make more money off ads, I don't think even he believes this latest bunch of BS, he just wants a giant Leafs/Habs fight for revenue purposes.
Canucks backup goaltender Cory Schneider is a huge chip and sources tell me the Canucks and Gillis are "very aware of the chip they are holding." One source went so far to say he talked to a scout who added, "Bieksa and Schneider are a package whose return could truthfully push the Canucks above the crowd of contenders in the west..."
no point at all in us going after Schneider, obviously, but I've been banging the Bieksa drum for some time now...
he's not a savior by any means, and maybe not even re-signed next year (though he's probably about as good as any of the realistic UFA dmen options out there for next year), but for this roster, this season, a player like Bieksa is EXACTLY what the team needs to add to the back end to help balance out the roster and make us more competitive.
Bieksa for Pouliot or Kost (whichever of the two comes out of the gate slowly), bump Eller up to a top 6 wing, add white to the bottom 6