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05-22-2006, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by paddy
Your argument about Dipietro just illustrates my point better. He's a good goalie, and might even become great, but how many goalies drafted in the later rounds in various drafts are just as good or even better than him?

The point is: don't waste a high draft pick on an asset that can be, might I say, easily picked in the later rounds.
I'm sorry but teams pick Luongo, fleury, dipietro early because they think he's the best player avaialbe at the time.

And as for the sentence in bold. The same can be said about forwards drafted in the 1rst round. It's not unique to goaltenders.

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