(From May 2011) Cory Schneider deal?
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05-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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Huh? Proof? Where does it say that he will be this super goalie at?
Did you know he has the same stats as Bobrovsky in less games while being 3 years older?
Like I have said in the other threads, Schneider is all fluff right now. For all we know, he could easily an average backup goalie than a legit starting goalie.
As I've said in "other threads"
Bob is younger (22) and has played mostly on losing teams. Schneider has never had a losing season at any level and at 25 yrs old, has already had the benefit of ample seasoning in the AHL. I believe this makes Cory more proven and NHL ready than Bob and thus he represents less of a risk as a go-to young stud to take the reigns of a team. Further, Schneider's numbers in starting more than 20+ games this season have been significantly better than Bobs. Schneider posted a 2.23 GAA and .929 SV% vs Bob's 2.59 GAA .915 SV%. Both are strong lateral movers but Schneider is more aggressive and challenges shooters more effectively. I also believe his positioning is better, his glove is stronger. Both of them need work on their stick handling, which should come in time.
Bob is a good, young raw talent, but Schneider is more of a sure thing at this point in time. The Flyers window of opportunity being what it is with an aging Pronger and Timonen, I'd feel more comfortable and excited with Schneider for the reasons I've stated.
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