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#1 Strombone1

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:54 PM

Canucks: Should have been Schneider’s day to shine




The beginning of the NHL’s regular season has been written off for so long, Thursday will come and go with barely a shrug.
At this point, the loss of the season opener feels like it hardly matters.
But it matters to Cory Schneider.
On Thursday, Schneider will be in Vancouver, sitting back and analyzing Alex Rodriguez’s swing, instead of in Calgary doing what he should be doing — breaking down the Flames.
“I’ve waited eight years for this, what’s a few more months?” said Schneider, playing it down unconvincingly.
It was his way of making light of an impossible situation.
This was set up to be Schneider’s moment. After investing those long years patiently waiting his turn as the Canucks apprentice in net, this fall he was ready, at age 26, to graduate. If all had gone well for everyone involved, Roberto Luongo would have been traded by now, maybe even to Edmonton, and Schneider would be making his final preparations to launch his career as an NHL starter.
“It’s frustrating,” admitted Schneider, who was finally going to make a lot more than $1 million for the first time in his career.
“We’d love to be playing on Thursday night. It’s always an exciting time of year. It’s too bad we won’t have that opportunity.
“It’s something I want to get started. The opportunity (to be the Canucks starter) is something I’ve really worked hard for and it’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a while.”
For now, his hockey career has been knocked semi-conscious and reviving it, which he will eventually need to do, will include a monkey wrench. Or two.
Like many North American-raised goalies, Schneider hasn’t considered playing in Europe. The game, with its larger sheet, is so foreign, goalies are freaked out by the notion it will alter their technique, allowing bad habits to fester.
Netminders fear “bad habits” like Rodriguez fears fastballs these days, and it’s why they spend hours upon hours working the same drills over and over during the course of a season. It’s also why so many of them avoid shinny hockey in the offseason like it’s a core-economic issue.
But here’s the irony, if an NHL goalie like Schneider doesn’t go to Europe, shinny hockey is all he has left.
“You can get a little sloppy here,” said Schneider after workout with a handful of NHLers at UBC. “You can lose some of your good habits.
“For now, I’m just trying to stay up with the pace of NHL shooters. You can go backwards if you do work on your (technique) but only face college or low-level shooters.
“Sometimes, it’s a bit of a trade-off and you have to make a call on what is going to help the most.”
Or hurt the least.
It’s quite the Catch-22 for Schneider, who may have as little as 10 days o get ready for a season when — if — the lockout ends.
This is not exactly the best way to be prepping for the most critical junction of his career. No one wants to think of the “what if he can’t do it?” question. But the reality is, there is a finite amount of time Schneider will have to play hockey in his prime. There is also a finite number of chances he’s going to have to prove he’s an elite No. 1 goalie in the NHL.

“But the whole point of this lockout (for the players) is to not get frustrated,” Schneider said. “If I allow myself to get deeply frustrated, then things can spiral out of control in terms of your work ethic, and in terms of your decision making.
“I’m trying to keep things in perspective and hoping for the best, by being optimistic. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I just think there is too much at stake for both sides to really make this thing go a long, long time.
“Until then, I’m just waiting for my chance and trying to stay sharp.”
Schneider could still try and stay sharp by going home to Boston to spend time with goalie coach Brian Daccord, who has been helping hone his game since he was 15 years old.
“It may come to it where I get in touch with him to try and figure something out,” Schneider said.
“He has a pretty nice set up there in New England, teaching midget, high school, college and American Hockey League guys. He and I are good friends and have a good relationship, so I’m sure we could figure it out.”
Of course, if he were to leave, his teammates would be left without a goalie for their on-ice practices at UBC, making their workouts even less productive.
Never seems to be easy for Schneider, does it.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

Interesting about Europe,I never gave it much thought about the bad habits and style of play the goalies would have to deal with on bigger ice. Thanks for the article
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

Kinda feel for Schneids.He's worked hard,paid his dues and finally gets his shot...........and then this stupid lockout.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:44 AM

What's so refreshing about this article?

If anything it's a downer article, talking about how Cory has been waiting for years to get his turn but can't because of the lockout.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:51 AM

Damn I love Schneids. He's such an intelligent guy and such a workhorse.


Willing to not go to Europe because it will differ from NHL hockey and it won't be NHL-caliber players.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:44 AM

My logic is a goalie would be better playing.

And new experiences offer challenges which force you to adapt. Hey; just maybe he might see a few top European snipers at full game pace...
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:38 AM

What's so refreshing about this article?

If anything it's a downer article, talking about how Cory has been waiting for years to get his turn but can't because of the lockout.


It's refreshing in a sense that you actually hear about a player and his routine. Not just another post about greatest <insert topic>.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:23 AM

I think Cory has the right attitude. Too many players are going to Europe to play which I am really against. It feels to me like that Costa cruise Captain and some of his staff fleeing a sinking ship leaving all those who can't, fending for themselves.

Show some unity with those players who can't play in Europe and show some compassion for those whose jobs/livelihood you have taken away! Show some respect to your fans who have supported you.

Come on and make a deal. It's 7% out of each million. I just don't want to hear some replies about how it would feel like if I've lost 7% of my wages as I do not make millions.

You will NEVER make it back if you lose out a year.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

i just hope cloutier doesn't throw him off
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

It's refreshing in a sense that you actually hear about a player and his routine. Not just another post about greatest <insert topic>.


Alright. I can see it that way now. The European part was interesting.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

My logic is a goalie would be better playing.

And new experiences offer challenges which force you to adapt. Hey; just maybe he might see a few top European snipers at full game pace...


Yes but as the article mentioned it changes entirely the way the position is played. Different angles, etc.
So while yes getting used to that would be great if he was going to play in Europe full-time, it just might be extremely detrimental to him since he hopes to be playing in NA
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

I personally hope he's the same Schneids we seen during last season... Otherwise I'm going to miss Lu even more!
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:32 AM

What's so refreshing about this article?

If anything it's a downer article, talking about how Cory has been waiting for years to get his turn but can't because of the lockout.


I was going to say. And wouldn't a refreshing article suggest he's been the recipient of a lot of bad press up til now? Change title to "Article on Cory Schneider." More believable.
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