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05-29-2004, 09:03 AM
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Potted Plant
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I'm of the opinion that a goalie is almost never the BPA very high in the first round. I think the term "best player available" isn't that accurate anyway. It should be "most valuable player available". Goalies are of very little value unless they are among the top 15 goalies in the game, IMO. Backup goalies are dime-a-dozen on the trade or free agent market. Lower level starting goalies aren't particularly valuable either. Plus, goalies take FOREVER to develop. A goalie does not really hit his prime until about 28 years old. You're talking ten years until you know what you get when you draft a goalie.

I just think that the goalie position is one of those that you're better off not drafting in the first round most of the time, unless you think the guy is a total stud like Luongo.

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