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12-03-2012, 05:49 PM
Thirty One
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
Who was the last first rounder outside of the top-10 who became a star? Brodeur in 1990?

If you look at goalies, it's either top-10 picks or late-rounders who blossomed unexpectedly. Guys like Subban who were drafted in the 15-30 spot are almost always going to be wasted picks.
Here's a list of the goalies picked in the last half of the first round since 2002:

Cam Ward
Semyon Varlamov
Tuukka Rask
Cory Schneider
Hannu Toivonen
Leland Irving
Marek Schwarz
Thomas McCollum
Chet Pickard

Not nearly as bleak as you paint it.

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