Because he hasn't been a full time starting goalie for 3 years now, and has been a backup for about 3 years, so his work load has dropped big time from when he played in the AHL. Being a starting goalie in the NHL is a lot different then being a starting goalie in the AHL, and not being a starting goalie for 3 years now will affect him one way or another. I believe the fatigue will catch up to him after about 35-40 games. He wont be having these 6-10 game breaks like he has been as a back up, he will be playing 6-10 games straight and it will take him time to get used to it again, obviously not right away, but 35-40 games in, it will start to catch up to him. This is a learning experience for Cory this year, he will learn a lot being a starting goalie, things he will find out he never knew, but these things will make him just that much of a better goalie in the future. I really hope Cory does well and I do believe he has the ability to be really great, just am I expecting him to be the best goalie in the league in his first year as a starting goalie? no, I believe in time he could easily be, but not in his first year as a starting goalie. Like I said it's a learning experience now for Cory, and he will struggle at times, but these are things he will learn from, but when that does happen CDC will be in a panic.
Dude, unless you've been an AHL/NHL goalie, be quiet--you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about on such matters. In order to even make the team all Canucks players have to be in AMAZING physical shape. If he wasn't assessed by the professionals
on the Canucks staff to be physically fit enough to string together 50-60 games, they would have never signed him to a starter's contract in a million years.
Unless you were talking about it mentally, in which case you have no idea what you're talking about either. In all the games I've seen Schneider, not once has he gotten rattled, even after letting in the rare bad goal. All this "oh man I figure he'll wear out by 35 games" crap is pure speculation at best.
Edited by Moonshinefe, 12 July 2012 - 09:20 PM.