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02-08-2013, 03:43 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
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There's a reason a coach decides to bench warm a player for a crappy performance. Unless your name is Brodeur and you have 660 odd wins, no one is going to sit down, have a coffee and say, "Well, he played pretty good last year during those small stretches. I guess I can't bench him".
You know why? Because this is a performance driven league. If you don't live up to your expectations, your ass is benched. It's pretty plain and simple. The only people who are able to get away with citing past performance are delusional fans and Martin Brodeur.
All Schneider has done was prove he is unable to carry the responsibility of being a starter. It's really no surprise that after being benched for 3 games he comes back with a great game in true back up fashion.
You're only proving my point further.
As it stands right now, unless Dubnyk completely flat lines or Schneider wins the majority of his games on a reasonably respectable stretch of starts he has no game and he is Mr. Prototypical Backup.
It's just unfortunate they have to pay him $4.5M to be one.
No need for him to be wanted by Edmonton then
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