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RESEARCH: Odds of a goalie draftee making the NHL
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01-08-2013, 12:40 AM
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Mike Smith is not a backup. Did people forget about the end of last season and the playoffs? IDC if it was for one season, he is a starting goalie in the NHL.
Halak and Elliot are not borderline. Halak is a starting goalie in the NHL. Elliot to me can be, but he needs to show me more and play more games in a season. They are no suspect. They are at least backup, in Elliot, and a starter in Halak.
2004: Pekka Rinne. He's pretty good I think.
2003: Jimmy Howard. Solid starter
2008: Braden Holtby. Emerging starter. At least a backup, but his playoffs last season say he can be something special.
Those are the one's that I came off of the top of my head with. List needs to be updated. Rinne is a star and Howard added to starting goalie list.
A lot of undrafted tenders as well. I say, scout who you like and take them where you please. If you think a later round goalie could be there and take him in the 4th or 5th round that has starter potential, do it. BPA is the way to draft, and if it is a goalie, you should take the goalie.
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