CHL (junior) considering banning European goalies; UPD 2013 last draft, 1st rnd only
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06-11-2013, 04:24 PM
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I wouldn't say their isn't a crisis, so to speak. Since 2003, only Marc-Andre Fluery Brian Elliot, Corey Crawford, Devan Dubnyk, Carey Price, Steve Mason and James Reimer have become starters or at least have made a significant impact on their teams at one point or another. You can throw Ward in there too, if you want. He was drafted in 02.
Couple that with dreadful performances in net at the World Juniors, and it does make you wonder what's going on.
Now having said that, it doesn't mean that banning Euro goalies from the CHL is the answer.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Hockey Canada really needs to look at the cost and access to specialty coaching for the position. It's simply too expensive for kids to play in net, nevermind at an elite level.
When all is said and done it is still about applying the access to specialty coaching to actual game conditions at the elite CHL level as soon as possible.
Example Malcolm Subban, first round pick, Team Canada goalie at the WJC but lost a year of OHL development to an import:
2009-10 Belleville is not a playoff team whether they play the import or Malcom Subban:
Yet Malcolm Subban's development was held back
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