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08-07-2009, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jd2210 View Post
Emery/Boucher NHL
Backlund/Riopel AHL
Teslak ECHL
Duschene bought out so we aren't so close to 50 or traded for a bag of pucks or something

I wouldn't say the goalie prospect pool is amazing, but between he and Morrison and Ericksson hopefully one of them will make it. (I'm not sold on DeSerres at all) I'd say the last 2 years have given us better gaoltending prospects than many many other years, but only time will tell. At least a year or 2 later they don't totally suck yet which many of them had in the past.
This is what I think will happen, with bolded players as locks. I am also somewhat happier with our goalie prospect situation then in previous years. With goalies always being a crap shoot I think there is a chance that one of Backlund (I know he isn't really a prospect but we don't know how well he will translate his game to NA), Morrison, Ericksson, and Riopel will emerge as an NHL starter. It would be nice to have a blue-chip prospect but we have seen how many of those turn out to be busts.

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