Goaltenders are very unique individuals. It takes a special kind of person to strap on heavy, bulky equipment and willingly stand in the line of fire. Not every shot they face is a Zdeno Chara 175.1 km/h slapshot, but their job is to get in the way of flying rubber. Think about that. Crazy.
How you prepare for this is anyone's guess. Cory Schneider has apparently taken to creative stretching to help get ready for action.
This photo was taken Monday by Canucks photographer Jeff Vinnick; Schneider is getting in a good stretch with Vancouver's strength and conditioning coach Rpger Takahashi.
I put this photo in the latest Behind the Lens gallery with the caption "Posers". It's not my best work, but it did the job. You smirked, at the very least - amIright?
Your turn to show me what you've got. Caption away, Canucks fans.
One rule - Keep it clean.