Devils goalie dissection thread

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  1. NJDevs26

    NJDevs26 Back in the playoffs! #BoyleStrong

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    Discuss all things about Devils goaltending (particularly Cory and KK) or goaltending philosophy in general here. Given recent events and the fact this discussion isn't going away anytime soon it's really time to keep all of this in its own thread, minus the usual GDT bickering.
     
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    Just wanted that to be the first post in this thread!:laugh:
     
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    I believe he retired a very long time ago and why are you talking about a goon in a goalie thread!?:sarcasm:
     
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    Dissection? More like autopsy.:sarcasm:
     
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    Schneider has got to be way better.

    Granted I never wanted him in the first place with the 9th overall
     
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    Nice save! Can we sign him? Not sure he’d be able to wear the proper equipment though!:sarcasm:
     
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    Well at least he set the bar profoundly low for himself, nowhere to go but up!
     
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    Schneider is reason numero uno we miss the playoffs
     
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    I meant to say "and here goes the Bleed dissection post" at the end, but forgot.

    So I'm going to continue this here. I'm not disagreeing from what I've seen on Darling. It seems like he's been doing a horrendous job of reading the play so either that's something that he's struggled with for a while or his confidence is just shattered. We're seeing the same right now of Schneider getting beat on similar goals scored on Darling.

    I still think his size combined with his puck handling ability is an interesting package. It's extremely risky, but I could see Carolina looking to trade him for nothing at this point or even pay to get rid of him. If he can come back and work on his game a bit, I could see him turning it around. Maybe with the new owner flush with cash, they may buy him out, but I'm skeptical on that too.

    I say the same thing for Mrazek as for Darling, but as the skill level increases immensely by the year, his small stature worries me. I didn't add it in there, but Lehner's demeanor and Lundqvist-like outbursts against his teammates scares me off from him a bit, but I do think he's a strong tandem option. Bernier or Halak would make sense to me if someone offers a deal you can't pass up for Kinkaid, but otherwise I agree with you on those guys.
     
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    I know Jim is joking (maybe) but I still very much believe MacBlack is our future starter. That may be a few more years though.

    I'm conflicted as to what to do in the immediate future. I love Cory but his struggles can't be understated. Is Kinkiad a legit 1b guy? I don't know. I've said for a while I think he has starters potential but the more the years went by the less inclined I was to believe that to be true, maybe he's turning the corner?

    This should be an interesting off-season. I don't know how much Shero can actually do but I have to believe he notices the goalie problem, that the team is trending upwards and needs a solid starter to start competing.
     
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    Friendship ended with Cory. Now Keith is my best friend.
     
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    Even when he loses his angle or finds himself out of position, he has an active stick and the natural reflexes to deny opportunities. Something one of our goaltenders has sorely lacked in recent games.
     
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    Very cap friendly too, works hard for three hots and a cot

    ...and rawhide bonuses
     
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    I don't envy Shero trying to assess his goaltending situation. I don't think Cory is this bad, just like I don't think Kinkaid is this good. Given Cory's play outside of the first 28 games this season and his contract, I don't think he could move him even if he wanted to. So assuming Cory will be back, do you roll the dice on Kinkaid being able to repeat this in a 1A/1B type situation if Cory doesn't bounce back? If it doesn't work then we're basically Carolina, minus the strong young defense corps but probably with a better offense.
     
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    His .893 save percentage would definitely help...
     
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    MartyOwns i’ll ask daneyko

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    no idea about blackwood, but i read a surprisingly high amount of good things about cormier (of all people) this week. so there's that
     
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    **** no

    Well, maybe we could use the ECHL depth.
     
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    Cormier has made some improvements for sure. I dont think it would hurt to keep spending some late picks on goalies, they are so unpredictable.
     
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    Keith seems like a great guy, I'd love if he could continue this streak long term. His style is also so unorthodox, it's fun to watch.
     
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