Thread: Value of: Cory Schneider
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02-02-2013, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
If Schneider is the one to be traded, it will be because he has once again failed to win the starting job. Teams aren't going to part with top tier assets for a young goalie who continues to fail in making the jump to being a #1. Sergei Bobrovksy & Semyon Varlamov would probably be good benchmarks as to what to expect for a guy who can't win a starting job (although, in the latter case, I suspect the Avs don't make that trade again). Halak would also be a decent benchmark.
The flaw in your argument is it relies on GMs disregarding Schneider being outplayed by a top five goalie in the league who is absolutely on fire. Every analyst worth that salt has cited Schneider among the best young goalies in the league for quite some time. He will garner a better return than Varlamov or Halak.

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