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06-14-2010, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by
IMO Corey Schneider has bust written all over him, I think he is one of the most over rated players in all of hockey, When he couldn't beat out Raycroft it sent up an alarm, and then when Luongo was hurt and Schneider came up I saw a scared rabbit in the nets (admitedly based on only 2 games I watched, but I was not impressed).... I'm sorry, you may like him but I wouldnt go near him if you paid me, I remember one game against the Sharks, i think it was and he was near tears after they pulled him
It wasn't that he couldn't beat out Raycroft, it was that Raycroft's cap hit was half of what Schneider's is, and more seasoning on the farm is better than 10 games as Louie's backup (see: Jimmy Howard).
In Schneider's only start this year:
DALLAS (AP)—The Dallas Stars peppered Vancouver rookie goalie Cory Schneider(notes) with a flurry of shots, and finally a couple found the back of the net.
Brad Richards(notes) scored midway through the second period to put Dallas in front, Brenden Morrow(notes) added a third-period power-play goal, and the Stars beat Vancouver 2-1 despite Schneider’s 45-save performance Friday night.
Schneider was outstanding in his first start and second appearance of the season. Andrew Raycroft(notes), who started four straight in place of the injured Roberto Luongo(notes) (ribs), got a break after a 5-2 victory Thursday night in Minnesota.
“They were the quicker and more effective team in the first two periods,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. “We had one player fresh and that was our goaltender. He had a great outing and gave us a chance to stay in it.”
“It was one of those games where we didn’t have it for 40 minutes,” Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler(notes) said. “Cory played an unbelievable game and that last 20 minutes, we left everything on the ice.”
Schneider is ranked by hockeysfuture as the 32nd best prospect:
Schneider has been considered one of the best goalies not in the NHL for several years now. Although his NHL results so far have not been up to par with his performances in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose, he still projects highly. The 23-year-old uses a near flawless butterfly style along with his solid size. Schneider’s main obstacle to the NHL is Vancouver starter Roberto Luongo, whose presence may force Schneider to eventually join another organization that is in search of a future starting goaltender.
They also have this to say about him:
Schneider is a fundamentally sound goaltender with superb quickness and agility. He has demonstrated that he can step up in big games. Schneider plays with a tremendous amount of focus and confidence and exhibits his maturity on and off the ice. Schneider is excellent positionally. He does an outstanding job of taking away the lower portion of the net, moves extremely well laterally and with his 6’2 frame covers a lot of the top half of the net as well. He will aggressively challenge shooters and has a quick glove. The most notable improvement that Schneider made in his collegiate career is his ability to control rebounds. It isn’t often that he will give up rebounds and when he does, he does an excellent job of steering loose pucks away from the crease area.
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I didnt see that game obviously, but the two games I did see one last year and one 2 or maybe 3 years ago he looked terrible in both, one as I said they pulled him from the game and he looked like he was gonna cry when they showed him on the bench afterward, the color commentator made a big deal of it on versus
I saw Okposo play a game about 2-3 years ago, he looked awful. I thought he was going to be a bust and look at him now - he hasn't had a 20 goal season yet. He looks like a scared rabbit.
-- thats how ridiculous you sound. Stop posting.
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