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06-29-2011, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Clive Barley View Post
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...
Your math is off. 10% of all roster players are goalies, so if all else were equal then they would comprise 10% of all picks. They are a bit less than that (18 goalies in first round in past decade), but that could just be statistical noise.

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