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Chainshot 06-25-2011 12:37 PM

Sabres Selection, #166 Overall Nathan Lieuwen, G
 
Nathan Lieuwen
Kootenay Ice
Position: Goaltender
Catches: Left
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 191 lbs
Birthdate: 1991-08-08



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threeVo 06-25-2011 12:46 PM

goalie woo

SabresBillsBuffalo 06-25-2011 12:46 PM

I like this pick. Gives us even more goalie depth and hes actually IMO a real good goalie. He probably will play in Rochester next year. I followed the WHL playoffs closely. He played very good for Kootney.

SilverNitro23 06-25-2011 12:47 PM

He's also pretty big too, 6'5, gonna be interesting to see how he develops.

BritSabre 06-25-2011 12:47 PM

The obligatory late round goaltender.

jfb392 06-25-2011 12:48 PM

Overage kid that probably would have been drafted a couple years ago if it weren't for a car crash.
Good size and shaky glove hand, but plenty of time to refine his game.

They may keep him in Kootenay next season and he'll probably be flipped at the WHL trade deadline (I know, probably getting ahead of myself here).

thefifagod 06-25-2011 12:48 PM

Big boy, everyone assumed we'd bring in a goalie after our other goalies struggled in college this year, good choice.

Chainshot 06-25-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BritSabre (Post 34076841)
The obligatory late round goaltender.

They've had some success in the mid-rounds before.

I wish his glove was better after watching the MemCup. But I'm not a goalie guy. I'll leave that to others.

Love the size and the success though. Like the pick.

mechaphil 06-25-2011 12:51 PM

Like this pick a lot. Needs refining but that's ok.

Chainshot 06-25-2011 12:51 PM

NHL write up is here: http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect...tm?csid=620074

I wonder if he's in Rochester next season. He'll be 20 and they could use a minder.

Sabreality 06-25-2011 12:55 PM

meh, other skaters on the board i wouldve MUCH preferred...shoulda waited til 7th or signed best available undrafted goalie.

Zman5778 06-25-2011 12:58 PM

Bakes seems to think he'll backup Leggio this year.

Gerbe42 06-25-2011 12:58 PM

McNabb should be happy with this pick . hope he plays in the ahl this year

buffalorules 06-25-2011 12:59 PM

I love this pick... he played great for kootney

CrankyJay 06-25-2011 12:59 PM

Dang, 6'5!

Chainshot 06-25-2011 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buffalorules (Post 34078067)
I love this pick... he played great for kootney

WHL Playoff MVP.

BritSabre 06-25-2011 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chainshot (Post 34077039)
They've had some success in the mid-rounds before.

I wish his glove was better after watching the MemCup. But I'm not a goalie guy. I'll leave that to others.

Love the size and the success though. Like the pick.

I think this is what the late rounds are for. There is little expectation involved. If one works out everyone is delighted and if not, it's only a late rounder with very little value.

If I was head scout, I'd look at the 5th to 7th round as a chance to prove your metal. Go for one high potential project, one safe character energy player and a local player who will do everything he can to play for his favourite team. Thats just me.

buffalorules 06-25-2011 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chainshot (Post 34078639)
WHL Playoff MVP.

oh ya... I just remember that... but isn't he like 19 or 20

Chainshot 06-25-2011 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buffalorules (Post 34079443)
oh ya... I just remember that... but isn't he like 19 or 20

He'll be 20 in August and eligible if signed for Rochester.

buffalorules 06-25-2011 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chainshot (Post 34079629)
He'll be 20 in August and eligible if signed for Rochester.

well hopefully the'll sign him

Rhett4 06-25-2011 01:19 PM

Nice. Send him to Rochester to play with Leggio. It's going to be an amazing year to be a Rochester native. Hopefully Pegula's management still puts the 2-for-1 coupons out there so my brother and I can go to games for $6 bucks each. :handclap:

Weird Fish 06-25-2011 01:20 PM

Love it. Grab a goalie in the late rounds every year, maybe every other, and you'll never want for a goalie.

jBuds 06-25-2011 01:53 PM

GREAT pick.

sabresfan129103 06-25-2011 02:21 PM

This is why we never have issues at goaltender. Always keep the prospect line fresh.

JOHNBOY 06-25-2011 09:52 PM

meh guess this pick was inevitable but heres a few others I would rather have seen them get.. an Acquaitence of mine Jonny Cullen would have done just fine for a tendy for the farm but oh well it is what it is ..


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