Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:12 AM
In fairness, I don't think we can say with any real certainty what Marty is at this point. No one can. He's never been a backup in his career, so it's not like playing him less will make him better, or reverse slowing reflexes. The numbers over the last few seasons overall indicate that he's not a good puck-stopper anymore (the roughly 50-game burst to close out the '11-'12 season was likely the very best of what he has left). I don't see him being that much better than he's been since the start of last season.
Schneider will get a workload this season (don't see how he won't, no matter how many games Marty envisions himself starting) that he's never gotten before, and that's good...we need to see if Schneider can play 50-60 games (or more) in a given year.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 08 October 2013 - 11:24 AM.
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