Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cory Schneider Update After Trade

One of the stories to watch in this 2013-14 NHL season, will be how Cory Schneidertraded to the New Jersey Devils by the Vancouver Canucks, and Martin Brodeur, a three-time Stanley Cup winning Hall of Fame goaltender, work together to share New Jersey's net.   Schneider has gotten off to a stellar start with his new squad, shutting out the Devils' opponents over five periods of play, as reported by Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger.

And in his most recent outing, against the Philadelphia Flyers, he let in just one goal on 23 shots faced as he played the entire 60 minutes of the contest and the Devils won 2-1.  In his 2013-14 preseason performances, he has faced a total of 71 shots and has stopped 70 of them, good enough for a .986 save percentage.  

It will not be easy for Schneider, playing in the shadow of a goaltender many consider the best to ever play the game.  It's likely that Schneider and Brodeur share the goal crease for much of the 2013-14 season, after which Martin Brodeur will be a free agent at 42 years old. And there is no guarantee that Brodeur will retire at the end of this season.  If he plays well, and wants to continue blocking pucks, he would likely sign on for another year with New Jersey while tapering off his playing time, as Schneider increases his time-on-ice.  

No comments:

Post a Comment

Follow by Email

Blog Archive