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05-09-2013, 08:48 AM
Jack de la Hoya
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Those were the last 3 high draft picks who were supposed to be the goalie of the future and none panned out. Since then you've seen Beauchemin, Houle, Duchesne and a bunch of others that could barely play in the AHL.

Let him develop in London? Ok, how'd that work out for 3rd round draft pick Adam Morrison, 5th round draft pick Nicola Riopel (who many on this board were gung ho over based on his fantastic numbers in juniors which translated into 22 games in the AHL with a GAA over 3.35) and 3rd round pick Jacob DeSerres (now playing at the University of Calgary)?

It's great that so many are excited about a local kid who is a goaltending prospect, but forgive me if I have no faith that this organization can draft, let alone develop, a goalie.

You seem to by implying that the problem with those guys was their development, rather than a lack of talent.

Stolarz is far from a sure thing. Pretty much every drafted goalie is a question mark. But he has a combination of size and natural athleticism that seems far superior to the other recently drafted players. No reason not to get excited about that, as long as people recognize that goalies are a crapshoot.

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