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11-01-2011, 04:48 PM
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Im convinced that NHL teams / USA Hockey have stayed away due to his unorthodox style. He is not your typical fundamental goalie, far from the cookie cutter style of lets say, Carey Price. It's sometimes hard to see for people who are non-goalies, but if you watch him as much as I do, and than watch other high end goalie prospects, its actually very easy to see why he has been overlooked. I don't see rebound control being a huge issue. His puckhandling is below average, but thats not a big deal. He is excellent laterally on breakaways and makes alot of saves in traffic and in close. The Knights are always a solid club, but he has really carried them the last few years, not the other way around. He has alot going for him, except for that prototypical style and base of fundamentals that scouts want to see.

Sorry to beat this comparison to death, because it has been used on other boards, but he is not the same goalie as Jack Campbell - who is a scouts dream when it comes projectability and potential. Just watch the two of them play and you will be able to tell the difference.

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