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01-04-2013, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Sure, there are good goalie prospects every year...but it takes a few years to develop them, and Marty is looking at basically 1 more season. The Devils need their next #1 now, but I guess that's their problem. Let them enjoy Wedgewood, Clermont and Kinkaid.

It would be nice if they waited until 2014 and had to forfeit a top 10 pick after not passing on #29. More than nice actually. lol

It is a mistake to draft a goalie in the first round as far as i am concerned. There is a reason nobody used to draft goalies in the top-10, wth very rare exceptions until the mid-90s. They bust at increduble rates. Goalies have more than triple the chance of going bust.

And to say that they need a goalie in a year so they should draft one is particularly wrong. Goalies take forever to develop. If a good skater normally plays from the age of 21 to 34, a good goalie plays from 24 to 38. It takes your average successful netminder 6 years post-draft to make it.

The Devils need to trade for a goalie to replace Brodeur.

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