Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:57 AM
Cory Schneider has a 1.72 GAA, and it's almost sustainable. He'll face more shots as the Devils score more when he is the goalie, but his career SV% and his SV% this season is .927. Still, that would be an excellent GAA - would be tied for the best ever for someone who plays half the games (although he'd actually have to start half the games).
DeBoer was ready to give Schneider an extended stretch of starts previously. That run Marty went on was fun while it lasted, but the gap between the two goalies' numbers is heading towards where we all expected it to be.
If DeBoer keeps going back to Brodeur and Brodeur's numbers (particularly save%) continue to fall, then DeBoer is just being almost spitefully stubborn. Marty is going to have to be great and give DeBoer legitimate reasons to give him starts that should be going to Schneider. Marty's getting the start in Montreal, but I hope, no matter what Marty does (good or bad), that Schneider gets the three after that. He deserves it...he's flat-out been the better goalie overall.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 01 December 2013 - 10:58 AM.
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