Injuries killed us this year. 19-19-10 was not good enough. We'll now be more competetive. I'm looking to being over .500 next year. Welcome Cory !
As for who we would've drafted, we'll likely see that answer in 2-3 years. Generally speaking a #9 pick results in a good player 2/3 times and a marginal player the other time.
Schneider, 27, has a save percentage of .931 over the last three seasons,best among goaltenders with at least 75 games and was expected to be the Vancouver Canucks' goatlender of the future, but their inability to move out Roberto Luongo and his sizeable contract, left a Schneider deal as the only viable solution to Vancouver's financial and goaltending concerns.
However, for a variety of reasons, Schneider is a 27-year-old that has yet to play even 35 games in an NHL season and if he's going to be a top-tier starting goaltender, it's about time to take on a starter's workload and maintain the high level of play he's established in his limited NHL playing time.
In New Jersey, the Devils have Martin Brodeur, who has been the backbone of the franchise for nearly two decades, but Brodeur has a .905 save percentage over the last three seasons, which ranks 29th out of 31 goaltenders to have played at least 100 games, and he's 41-years-old, so it's entirely understandable that the Devils are looking to upgrade
Edited by BlueSkirt, 30 June 2013 - 06:44 PM.