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06-21-2008, 12:56 PM
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did we just take another goalie, what the hell?

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06-21-2008, 12:57 PM
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Ian Clark has a son named Morgan (according to canucks.com), so I'm guessing that's him.

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they must see something in him because his stats aren't that good

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not a bad pick? why would we need another goalie?

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Ian Clark has a son named Morgan (according to canucks.com), so I'm guessing that's him.
Morgan was born in texas though? Is Ian from down there?

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06-21-2008, 12:58 PM
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our goalie coaches son.

edit: Yeah, Ian is from Texas.

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It's the seventh round. I could care less. Every goalie in the organization is already play pro. Always need to have at least one goalie in the juniors.

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our goalie coaches son.
Really? That's throwing a dog a bone.

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06-21-2008, 12:58 PM
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Ian Clark:

Birthdate: May 12, 1966
Birth Place: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Dallas, TX
Family Information: Wife, Deborah; Sons, Morgan, Christopher and Samuel

http://canucks.nhl.com/team/app/?ser...LPage&bcid=189

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not a bad pick? why would we need another goalie?
Because goalies usually take 4 years or so to develop so you can't go drafting a goalie when you actually need one.. you have to draft well before that time.

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http://www.reddeerrebels.com/index.p...pper&Itemid=36

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Nickname ? Clarky; hobbies include playing sports; if he wasn?t playing hockey, he would be sleeping; favourite music ? rock; favourite TV show ? Prison Break ; favourite food ? steak; favourite NHL team ? Vancouver Canucks; favourite NHL player ? Roberto Luongo; plays like ? Dan Cloutier. If he were stranded on an island he would want food, water and friends with him.
Dear god...

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must be a ploy to keep ian clark here

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06-21-2008, 01:00 PM
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Yes, it is Ian Clark's son as per the globe and mail...

http://www.globesports.com/servlet/s...beSportsHockey

Morgan Clark, G, Highland Village, Tex. Red Deer Rebels goalie, the son of Vancouver Canucks goaltending consultant Ian Clark is only Texas-born puck stopper in the WHL.

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06-21-2008, 01:01 PM
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Haha, likes Roberto, but plays like Dan. At least he's honest. Meh, seems like a waste of a pick, but at least it's the 7th round.

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they must see something in him because his stats aren't that good
Red Deer had a poor year last season.

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06-21-2008, 01:04 PM
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When we have players such as Cory and Dan ellis in our system?

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06-21-2008, 01:06 PM
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When we have players such as Cory and Dan ellis in our system?
Dan Ellis what?

Again.. goalies take a long time to develop so you have to be prepared. Who knows if Cory will still be here and Ellis isn't exactly a stud prospect.

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At first glance this seems like a waste of a pick, unless his dad is the best goalie coach ever or something. But then again it's the 7th round, what else do I expect? Maybe one of these years the Canucks will use a pick like this to take a guy that they'll pick in the 4th round the following year as an over-ager.

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06-21-2008, 01:11 PM
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Haha, likes Roberto, but plays like Dan. At least he's honest. Meh, seems like a waste of a pick, but at least it's the 7th round.
Hey, at least we didn't take Carle...

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Dan Ellis what?

Again.. goalies take a long time to develop so you have to be prepared. Who knows if Cory will still be here and Ellis isn't exactly a stud prospect.
Exactly. Teams have to be patient with goalies. They are wildcards. By the time Schneider is ready to make it in the NHL (hopefully next year) maybe Morgan will be ready to turn pro.

I think HFF is right and he is our goalie coach's son. I don't know how I feel about that but it may mean he gets a highly touted NHL goalie coach to go over his game with on a consistent basis.

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He better have something his numbers dont say because hes dead last in the WHL save % rankigns for starting goalies.

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06-21-2008, 01:13 PM
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Exactly. Teams have to be patient with goalies. They are wildcards. By the time Schneider is ready to make it in the NHL (hopefully next year) maybe Morgan will be ready to turn pro.

I think HFF is right and he is our goalie coach's son. I don't know how I feel about that but it may mean he gets a highly touted NHL goalie coach to go over his game with on a consistent basis.
Yea I'm not sold on Clark as a goalie.. not a fan of his size and his numbers were not great but it was a bad Rebel's team. I'm sure the scouts saw something in him besides the fact that he was the goalie coaches son. But I certainly understand the idea behind picking a goaltender.

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06-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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Yea I'm not sold on Clark as a goalie.. not a fan of his size and his numbers were not great but it was a bad Rebel's team. I'm sure the scouts saw something in him besides the fact that he was the goalie coaches son. But I certainly understand the idea behind picking a goaltender.
If it's a wasted pick at least it was wasted in the 7th round. Odds of any of these guys making it is extremely low. Anyone know the percentage of 7th round (or later) goalies to make the NHL?

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I actually wondered a few months back if this would happen.

Nepotism at its finest. In his defense his stats suck because the team he played for was absolutely brutal. But this is a smallish, so-so WHL goalie who wouldn't have had a hope of being drafted if not for the fact that his dad is our goalie coach.

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06-21-2008, 01:23 PM
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If it's a wasted pick at least it was wasted in the 7th round. Odds of any of these guys making it is extremely low. Anyone know the percentage of 7th round (or later) goalies to make the NHL?
Looking back, not very good.

Some good goalies have come out though.. Pekka Rinne, Brian Elliot.. both haven't proven anything in the NHL yet though. Jaroslav Halak was a late one. Norrena in 02.

But if you take out the LA Kings goalies who all see a game or 2 then its a very low percentage.

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I don't care that this is a 7th round pick there must have been some better players around that weren't related to our goalie coach.

Nichlas Hardt for example played in the SM-Liiga at the end of the season scoring a number of goals in the playoffs. He was considered by some to be a possible late round draft choice.

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