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01-31-2013, 09:56 AM
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Don't really think you can ever look at it like that, especially at the juniors level. Best you can do is analyze whether or not they seem to be NHL-calibre, and then it comes down to how elite their focus and attention to detail can be, which is probably the most typical difference between a starter and a career back-up. Even when goalies get a few seasons in the AHL it's rare to see a guy and think he's definitely going to make it as a starter.

The important thing to me is that the Sabres added two viable (if not fantastic) goaltending prospects for a very low combined cost. They'd do well to add another if not this draft then next, because that's just how it works.
I like taking a flyer on 1 goalie every year--be it an early or late round. Just keep bodies coming through the pipeline and something will pan out.

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