Thread: Prospect Info: Top 20 Flyers Prospects, #5
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07-21-2013, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
But the vast majority of high level NHL goalies were never highly touted prospects. Only a few of the NHL's best goalies were on the map when they were 18-20 years old. Guys like Price are extremely rare. And it seems for every Price you have several more Pickards, Heleniuses, and even Fleurys.

I won't ever buy into a goalie's hype until he proves that he is NHL quality.

I'm intrigued by Stolarz, but I think we need to be extremely cautious with our expectations.

The best way to find a goaltender through the draft is to use a high volume of 3rd-7th round picks on goalies. Taking one with a high pick is risky. A goaltender can dominate at every level and flop at the NHL level. It's extremely difficult to project their transition. Goalie prospects obviously exist, but I personally refuse to put the "blue chip" label on any goalie prospect.
I would label John Gibson a blue-chip prospect.

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