Where Does Schneider Rank?

Joseph TrentonAnalyst IIIAugust 8, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29:  Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Vancouver hockey fans, and many hockey fans in the world know that Cory Schneider is a pretty good goaltending project. However, we have not seen for sure if he will ever evolve from being a prospect to play in the National Hockey League one day, or he will be a career back-up or AHL goalie somewhere.

Instead of focusing strictly on Cory Schneider, let us find some other young goalies across the league:

Al Montoya (1-year senior to Cory): Hockey's Future projects him to be a 6.5D = backup/marginal starting goalie one day, D meaning he could drop further down

Tuukka Rask (1-year junior to Cory): Hockey's Future projects him to be an 8.0C = legitimate No.1 goalie. I think he has solidified his spot as starter with the Bruins last season.

Cory Schneider (24-years-old): Hockey's Future projects him to be an 8.0B = likely to become a legitimate No.1 goalie in the NHL. This off-season, Schneider completed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks to be a full-time backup goalie. He will earn some play action in his 2 seasons coming up in Vancouver behind Roberto Luongo.

While Schneider is well on his way to a good hockey career, he still has some work to do. Good news is that a goalie's status can change very rapidly through injury, performance woes to goalie ahead of him, contract complications, and team performance as well as direction in the standing. See you in September Cory Schneider.

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