NHL Mock Draft 2012 Edition (Canucks pick G Malcom Subban)
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06-20-2012, 09:58 AM
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The rate of attrition for goaltending is low once a starter is identified. Starters are rarely traded and for good reason. The depth we have is more than sufficient so long as you're comfortable with one of Schneider or Luongo playing 60+ games for the next 3-4 years, which in my mind is not an unreasonable expectation. During that time, we'll have two decent lines in the water in Lack and Cannata, which IMO affords us the luxury of swinging for the fences on a goalie with a later round pick or through free agency. And it's not like Malcolm Subban has the same credentials as Luongo (justifiably picked at #4) or even Schneider (strong showing at WJC). Plus, at the time of Schneider's draft, goaltending depth was in fact abysmal.
Schneider didn't play in the WJC until after he was drafted. His showing was above avg, but I don't recall him being a star in that tournament. Interestingly though, Subban may be Canada's goalie for this year's WJC.
I don't necessarily think the Canucks should go out their way to draft the kid, but if he's there by the time they make their pick and none of the other guys that they had an eye on made it to that point, then I think Subban is a good pick, regardless of whether or not the Canucks need another goalie. This draft just sounds like a complete crapshoot with fairly middling prospects.
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