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12-12-2012, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Leafs at Knight View Post
Did people think Lundqvist , Elliot , Halak , Kipprusoff, Miller, Rinne, to be amazing goalies at the NHL level when they were drafted ?

The thing with goalies is they are a total crapshoot , Sparks could develop really nice over the nice 5 years , and turn out to be a good NHL goalie. Anything could happen.
Yup, the learning curve is ridiculous for goalies. There are plenty of goalies too who get drafted in the first round and end up as nothing special.

Chet Pickard, Trevor Kidd, Martin Biron (I guess it's not fair to include him, he's actually a decent goalie and was never really given a fair shot outside of Philly) come to mind, and there are many more.

Most of the NHL's starting goalies were drafted in later rounds or were not drafted at all.

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