AutoBlog plugin - needs rel="canonical" and scheduling features

any hope of getting an updated version of AutoBlog plugin with built-in syndication best practices?

I'd like to syndicate my networked site content to other relevant niche sites to build authority...
rel="canonical" is very important according to Google...

and/or ... I'd like to delay syndication of articles to allow time stamping and making sure the original article is crawled/indexed ahead of the syndicated content

a simple link back to the original article is inadequate under google algorithm prejudices

seems to me that AutoBlog is unusable for this purpose unless it catches up with Google best practices