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06-08-2010, 04:44 PM
R0bert0 Lu0ng0
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They actually have five (Varlamov, Rask, Bernier, Markstrom, Gustavsson).

Three of them should not be considered prospects as they played full-time in the NHL last season - in fact, Rask and Gustavsson have not played outside the NHL since the 2008-09 season while Varlamov saw just three games in the AHL this year.

Hockeysfuture's definition of a prospect

1. If a prospect is a skater (forward, defenseman) and has played in 65 NHL games or more before the completion of the season of his 24th birthday; or, if a goaltender has played in 45 NHL games before the completion of the season of his 24th birthday, that player will be considered graduated to the NHL. Conversely, if a player completes the season of his 24th birthday without passing those milestones, then that player will no longer be considered a prospect by Hockey’s Future, regardless of the player’s status with his NHL club.
There's more but basically they just add conditions that allow certain prospects (NCAA players, Europeans etc) more time to "graduate" before being considered "busts."

Anyway, Rask has played his 45 games and it is plainly obvious that Gustavsson and Varlamov will reach this milestone early next year.

So I would argue that Schneider is at present the third best goaltending prospect out there (and due to the prospect du jour nature of these rankings will likely drop once Campbell et al are drafted this year).

Anyway, what about Schneider's NHL starts this year has you troubled about his ability to play in this league?

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