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06-29-2011, 09:50 AM
Clive Barley
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Originally Posted by Dean Vernon View Post
So goalies are not more volatile as prospects compared to dmen / fwds?

There is a reason NHL teams rarely pick goalies in the first round, even though it is probably the most important position in Hockey.
I'm saying just because he's a goalie doesn't mean you should discount his accomplishments.

I would say part of the reason NHL teams rarely pick goalies in the first round is because there are far fewer of them, thus even less top prospects. In the CHL alone there are 59 teams, that's 59 goalies vs 1062 skaters. And take how many of them are actually draft eligible, doesnt leave you with many. Add to that those playing overseas, US Dev Programs, High school etc...

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