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11-24-2009, 02:12 PM
J17 Vs Proclamation
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You keep them all. Markstrom is untouchable, Salak is the backup plan to Markstrom (like Neuvirth is to Varlamov in washington). You keep him. Gayduchenko has pointless trade value, you keep him in Europe and see what happens. His development path will not collide with either Markstrom or Salak. You keep Foster and Cheverie, let them finish college, then let them compete for an AHL spot, whoever wins out continues to havr a future in the organization, the other proves himself that he isn't a prospect of much pro potential. Plante you probably move, if there is a market, which right now, i doubt there is one.

Simply put, trading away goalie prospects is not a clever idea. Its always wise to have a big stable of good G prospects, and see what unfolds. The majority will fail, allowing hopefully one or two to rise and prove NHL capable. In ten years time, out of the goaltending prospect stable we have, its highly likely only one or max two of them prove NHL capable.

The good thing about the Goalie situation is, we have one blue chipper, one excellent AHL goalies and a few diamonds in the rough. The diamonds in the rough are in an environment which allows them to take time to develop, whilst not colliding with any of your more "mainstream" goalie prospects.

This is the advantage of drafting European and college bound goaltenders (in the later rounds). You have far more time to decide what to do with them, and the issue of playing time in the AHL does not arise when they are 19/20.

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