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12-09-2012, 10:56 AM
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Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
What better measure is there for judging the efficacy of talent evaluation? Let me know where you want to start instead.



That's high praise for a system that missed Hiller, Roloson, Backstrom, Bobrovsky, Niemi and Gustavsson. Only a division's worth of NHL starters as of a couple of seasons ago.

In any case, the draft's record makes it quite clear that it's not "easy" to predict goalies' futures based on amateur play, and that was my only point. If it were easy, we wouldn't see #1 overall picks turning out to be average, 7th rounders turning out to be legends and undrafteds having solid careers.
I think you are speaking about evaluating how good of a pro a goalie will be and Canadiens1958 is talking about evaluating whether or not a youngster has pro potential, period.

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