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09-15-2012, 10:00 AM
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jfb392
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Originally Posted by tsujimoto74 View Post
Undrafted players never become anything? You should talk to, say, Dan Girardi about that theory.
Of the 89 goaltenders to appear in the NHL last season, a whopping two were undrafted CHL goaltenders.
They were Joey MacDonald and Curtis Sanford.

Undrafted goaltenders are usually the most likely to succeed among undrafted prospects, but the good ones go undrafted due to lack of exposure.
College kids that play in junior A leagues (or below, even) and Europeans that play in domestic junior/lower tier leagues suffer from a lack of viewings.
CHL kids are viewed by many every single game though and go undrafted because they have flaws and there's a large amount of uncertainty about their upside.

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Originally Posted by ottsabrefan View Post
I said starter potential. Young players generally have consistency issues. There are a lot of players the so called experts should have drafted and didn't and end up looking stupid down the road for it. He may be one of them.
I wouldn't really hold that against scouts.
Usually players that are passed over that end up succeeding do so because of a large amount of self-determination over a long period of time.
There's no way to accurately predict that.

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