Mondi wrote:Meds wrote:
Pretty much, and regardless of one's opinion of the Schneider trade, having Cory here wouldn't make that much of a difference.
False. Cory was the MVP last season and playing fantastic down the stretch (until injury). Cory is trending up. Roberto is trending down.
Cory could steal at least 5 or 6 games in an 82 game season, that's free points. He's also a little stronger in the shootout and just less of an overall distraction.
Losing Cory is a bigger issue than you suggest, particularly if Bo can't play some useful minutes in 2013-2014.
You're pretty good at missing the actual tense of a post.
The response was to a post regarding how good/bad the Canucks will be THIS year.
Cory was the MVP last season, but there were quite a few players that had big years over a 48 game schedule.
To date, Schneider has never played even half of a full NHL regular season (41 games). He has a single playoff victory, and in his 4 playoff losses he has already showcased a third period meltdown that rivals the ones that everyone throws Luongo under the bus for.
This season, Schneider would not have been the difference maker.
Down the road that may change. I expect Schneids to be a top 10 goaltender in this league, but look at what just happened.....he's still going to be a part-time goalie in Jersey this season. He won't actually get a crack at being the guy for a whole season until 2014-15.....and he will have been mentored at the highest level by two of the games best, arguably THE best in Marty Brodeur.