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05-02-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by GrigsAndGirgs View Post
Agreed. But for this strategy to work, you have to commit to grabbing a goalie in every draft. Most will bust, but if every few years you get a decent prospect out of it you end up ahead. So somewhere between rounds 4-6 every year you should draft a goalie IMO.
Which Buffalo has been doing lately. Took a goalie every other draft for a while heading into last year, then broke the trend grabbing a goalie in the late rounds 2 years in a row. Plus adding Hackett via trade and Makarov via FA and with Enroth starting to rebound/play well down the stretch, we've got a decent crop of young goalies. There's definitely no need to burn a high pick on a goalie prospect this year.

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