Cory Schneider Made A Bunch Of Saves While Wearing A GoPro, And I Fell In Love With Him All Over Again
You know what's funny about this video? The fact that Cory Schneider had to intentionally make things look difficult. The pad stack. The barrel roll. Those were so obviously forced just for dramatic effect, and the reason being is simple. Not everyone can appreciate great goaltending when someone like Cory Schneider makes it look so casual. You will likely never again see those types of saves from Cory Schneider, not even during his best game. You know why? Because it's tough to make an out-of-position save with the paddle of your stick when you are hardly ever out of position. Honestly, Cory Schneider still made drills that were designed to challenge him look easy. His lateral quickness from net-to-net was so efficient that stops he made on people he had his back facing to - from a completely different net - just moments before seemed run of the mill. I think it's been difficult - even for Devils fans - to fully appreciate just how great Cory Schneider has been, and I don't even blame them. It's tough for the casual observer to understand when they watched Martin Brodeur play the most breathtakingly unorthodox style for upwards of two decades. Schneider may not be the pioneer of the position that Marty was, but his effectiveness in net the last two seasons has made him the best possible successor to a living legend that a franchise could possibly ask for. So instead of focusing on the perceived difficulty of his saves, just sit back and realize that the effortlessness with which he seems to make them is worthy of all the awe.
P.S. If you want the Devils to trade Schneider - for anything less than 2-3 blue chip prospects and a lifetime supply of booze so I can drink away my sorrows - then I want you to promptly kill yourself. You let me know how you want to do it, and I'll buy the supplies. Shit, I'll even write the suicide note out of the goodness of my heart.