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06-28-2014, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
I looked at the top 30 goalies from last season in terms of wins. Not the most telling stat, I know, but all the standard goalie stats have their faults. Anyway, this is the breakdown of where the guys were taken:

Round 1: 8 players
Round 2: 4 players
Round 3: 5 players
Round 4 or later: 9 players
Undrafted: 4 players

So really, ~57% of the "top" goalies in the league are taken in the first three rounds. It's not entirely accurate to say your chances are as good in round four or later. It may be more likely to find a quality goalie in the mid-to-late rounds than a quality skater, but it's by no means accurate to suggest there's no drop-off in quality at the goalie position after the first few rounds.
But, how many goalies picked in the top three rounds didn't make it? It's a bit flawed.

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