In bold: no he wasn't. I think his save% was up to .919 at one point when he went on his November run. It's .899 overall now. Do the math.
Are you MartyRay or MantaRay? I've defended him a lot through the years, but c'mon man, Marty has not really been good overall since the beginning of last season. I can find ways to make 2010-11 and 2011-12 look pretty good. I can't do it for 2012-13 and this season.
If there’s anyone that understands Cory Schneider’s point of view, it’s Martin Brodeur.
Both Devils goaltenders want to play a lot. Unfortunately, only one of them can at time and Brodeur’s been getting most of the starts lately.
He started and lost his third in a row tonight, giving up four goals on 22 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center.
Brodeur, who has started 11 of the last 15, had been hot. In his previous 10 starts, he had been 7-3-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average, .938 save percentage and two shutouts. Schneider, 27 understood that, but still said he was very surprised” that Brodeur got the start again tonight and “frustrated” that he is again in a situation in which he’s not playing a lot.
He’s made just four starts since returning on Nov. 3 in Minnesota from a lower-body injury.
“It’s Groundhog Day for me,” said Schneider, who ranked fourth in the NHL with a 1.87 goals-against average prior to tonight’s games. “I can’t seem to escape it. I’m just trying to work hard and do what I can. I’d just like to see the ice a bit more is all.”
I don't think anyone here is expecting him to be as good as he was in his prime. Hell, I was only hoping he'd be league average and he's not even that. He's among the worst goalies statistically in the league. That's the problem.
The stats are pretty bad of recent, Earlier in the season he was leading the league is Save % and GAA. The difference now is that he is has collected rust because PDB is using Schnieder more and he is out of sync.
My point was he now has something to prove and I think, based on history, he will rise to the occassion. That was all.