NHL Mock Draft 2012 Edition (Canucks pick G Malcom Subban)
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06-20-2012, 02:34 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
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This short blog quite easily sums up how I feel about drafting a goalie early.
The succes rate of goalies drafted in the first round is simply too low, and when we already have promising prospects in the organization, I see no reason to 'waste' a first rounder on a goaltender. I'd rather we pick one in the latter rounds like Gillis usually do.
Drafting a goalie - no matter who it is - instantly halves the chances you're going to get an effective asset from your #1 pick. And even if it turns out, it'll be an extra 2-3 years (at least) down the road.
There's no way in hell we should be picking a goalie right now. It's our biggest organizational strength, it's unlikely we need a goalie for a very long time, and drafting goalies is just fundamentally stupid to begin with.
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