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05-10-2011, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
As to the proposal, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I'd a;sp take Hartnell for Schneider straight up too. Schneider is better than Bobrovski and there isn't much doubt of this. Schneider IS ready to be a #1 right now. He should be at least as good as Halak with the potential to be much better. If Schneider were our goalie next year then our goaltending would be no worse than middle of the pack. If Bob is our #1 next year then we will likely be in the bottom 3rd in the league for goaltending. our defense will make up for a lot of bobs deficiencies but Schneider would be even better.

As uninspired as Hartnell has played the last 2 seasons, I'd welcome a trade of him for Schneider.
I agree that it's now or never for Schneider. If he has it in him, he must be ready to shoulder the load next season after 3 years of preparations (but that's still a big IF imho).

Did you really have the impression that our defense made up for any goaltending deficiencies this year?

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