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02-15-2007, 11:50 AM
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RE - Barulin/Koshechkin - neither one will be the next Tretiak. Both have a chance to be consistent NHL goaltenders - not household names, but get consistent ice time in the NHL. Barulin has the mobility and positioning, and just needs to get more ice time at the Super League or AHL level. He doesn't stand out particularly in any category, with the exception maybe in his mobility while in a butterfly and his willingness to skate far out to challenge shots, which could get him in some trouble. Koshechkin has amazing net coverage and is a capable skater for his size, but needs to work on his speed, as he still depends a bit too much on his size and not on his reflexes and his movement in the crease. There is hope however, since he has shown ability to react quickly and just needs to continue developing his game.

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