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02-09-2013, 12:14 PM
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There doesnt appear to be many if any advanced statistics for goalies. .920 save percentage is an arbitrary number. Tristan Jarry is in a different league with a .938 sv%. So if save percentage is worthless, then someone with a .500 save percentage may be actually better. Of course Im being facetious b/c they wouldnt be in goal. It does in fact mean something. Agreed by itself, no but there are few metrics for goalies. To Fucales credit, he is statistically second in the Q in GAA where the Q is having an extremely strong year for scoring so goalies are taking at hit across the board. Difficult to compare different leagues.

As far as viewing goes, Im sure the experts had ample viewing of previous first round goalie picks. Lets start from 2006. Six years is adequate time for a goalie prospect to develop. From 2006 going backwards to say 1999, the attrit of first round goalie picks is staggering. Of course everyone knows picking a goalie in the first round is probably the most dicey decision a team can make. Did the scouts not have adequate viewing or perhaps scouting was lacking.

Fucale did nothing to enhance his position by the HH Top Prospects game. Doesnt mean he wont go in the first round or be successful. I hope he does. Canada needs to produce goalies. By the same token, Id much rather roll the dice with Jarry in later rounds.

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