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11-21-2012, 09:46 PM
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Goalies develop radically different from players. There's always a chance a mediocre or even scrub goalie can become an allstar. See Tim Thomas
That virtually never happens for a regular player. They might become a solid player late in their career but becoming an allstar is ridiculously rare.
TT at age 35 is an anomaly. Its rare and i can't think of any player going from scrub to star in their mid-30's. But don't pretend that forwards never develop later in their career from scrub to star. See Martin St. Louis as a prime example of a player who went from scrub to star at age 27/28.
The bottom line is that the chances of DD catching up to Price is the same as Brendan Gallagher catching up to Yakupov at some point in their NHL career. ie. slim to none.
Like Yakupov, Price has a pedigree. CHL goalie of the year. WJHC MVP. AHL playoff MVP. NHL All-star multiple times... As for Dubnyk? Nada.
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