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02-18-2007, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bleedrngrblue View Post
That was a tough situation to come in . I've personally seen Valiquette play and he can do MUCH better. In fact if he had ever found some consistency, he'd probably be at LEAST a solid NHL backup! He was very shaky in that game, but he's usually better.
Some prospects just don't develop into NHL players--especially ones that are not consistant. Any player who has played hockey professionally has their moments. If they can't do it consistantly, there really isn't room for them. It's now more than 10 years since Valquette was drafted. He's not going to get any better and he's not suddenly develop into an NHL goalie, backup or otherwise. He's a place filler, nothing more.

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