Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:07 PM
A sample size of one doesn't really prove much either way, something which I can tell it's an uphill battle to fight you on. The Devils' SV% has been mostly rotten for 3 years now. If they lose Elias, they will also lose one of their best shots against suppressors. But yeah, if the save percentage is bad, I'll conclude Schneider had a bad season, not that he's necessarily bad - even the greats can have them (like Brodeur from 1999-2002).
I don't agree with that assessment. I think he was weak in 2000-2001 (reg season and playoffs) and was not good in the '99 playoffs. He was hardly bad in 1999-2000 (.927 playoff save% during the playoffs). Just going strictly by memory, even though the save%s in those four seasons were .906, .910., .906 and .906, I don't think it's accurate to call that whole stretch bad. I think he was better overall than the raw %s of those seasons might indicate. No one was calling him a bad goalie...that's for damned sure.
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