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03-02-2013, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Franck View Post
As far as goalies go? Ben Bishop comes to mind.

Goalies have a much slower development path than skaters do. Even very highly touted ones usually require at least 3-4 years of post-draft development before they are ready for the NHL.
Smart to take advantage of this and not waste draft picks on goalies. Most goalies are not drafted or late picks. Chances are there is another Tim Thomas or Anderson or Pekka Rinne toiling around in the ECHL or AHL will never get the opportunity they got.

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