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12-31-2012, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ebbisen View Post
How far behinde are the other goalies in this years draft, cause i have been reading never draft a goalie i the first round, the odds of the goalie panning out is almost as good in the later rounds.
Eric Comrie isn't that far behind, but doesn't play for a very good team (and plays in probably the least exposed market in junior hockey). There is a slight dropoff from there to the other guys, but the difficult thing to measure in goalies is that their development can absolutely happen simply with just mental maturity. That's why you see so many late round successes or even guys that go undrafted. If you really dig deep into the history, the guys with the top credentials are typically pretty successful, save for some serious misses (Al Montoya, for example). I think the rule of thumb is the same as any other position - if you develop them properly, you'll have a great player. Examples of that would be Jonathan Bernier or Cory Schneider.

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