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04-19-2012, 04:50 PM
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PhoPhan
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Originally Posted by Scottrocks58 View Post
How many years off is Domingue?
I can't speak to Domingue in particular, but most goalies don't crack the league as backups until they're 22 or 23, and only when opportunity meets preparation, as they say. That is, the goalie has to be extremely stellar and his team has to have an opening for him.

All three of Domingue, Visentin and Lee are AHL eligible this year, while the former two still have a year of OHL eligibility (I think). Lee can no longer play NCAA hockey now that he has a contract. My conservative guess is that one of them splits time in the AHL with a veteran (like Pogge), one of them starts in the ECHL and gets the majority of starts down there, and one of them gets another year of seasoning in the CHL. There's a chance we see two of them at the ECHL or AHL level, too, if everybody performs well enough, and I don't think Domingue or Visentin has much left to prove at the CHL level. It would be nice if they could all take another step so we could reassess the depth chart in a year.

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