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06-20-2012, 05:48 PM
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This is not true. The last useful netminder came from the 2000 draft. We know who that is. The next one who showed promise, but lost his career to injury was in 2001 with Dan Blackburn. The pick was a first round pick.
Our strategy 2009, 2007, 2003, and 1999 was exactly what you describe as 'always finding one in the later rounds'. We didn't. We didn't then; those odds are just as likely to be such in the future as well.
We failed with Montoya. But as Chief points out, a first round netminder has good data to support the selection over the years. Especially in a year with a draft like this.
Subban or Vasilevski will almost surely be the best hockey athlete on board at 28.
Then trade down.
No reason to use a first round pick on a goalie.
The Blackburn pick came when nobody could possible imagine that Hank would become what he is. The Montoya pick came because there was obviously internal concern about Montoya.
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