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08-23-2010, 10:12 AM
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One thing people have told me and I have noticed it with limited viewings is that when he was drafted he was a purely athletic type goalie and very poor technically. It is probably one of the biggest reasons he dropped in the draft and I think alot of teams would have thought that after 2 years in the QMJHL his technical abilities would have improved but they didn't. It seems though that the year after his draft he really worked on his technical and postional skills. I wonder if that is the Oilers influence or just his own need to get better.
Whatever the case he has really moved up the ranks for goalie prospects and I really think he will be Canada's goalie next WJCs. People will say we got a steal but alot of that credit is due to Roy improving and not staying static
What you said is the reason I hate taking goalies early in the draft. It seems a lot of guys that go early stay status quo and think that they have enough skill so they don't work on their game. At least for Roy he seen that he wasn't as good as he might've thought and he realized he needed to work on his game to make the NHL.
Roy just shows what a crap shoot goalies are in the draft.
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