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05-12-2012, 01:26 PM
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Pickard/Millan/Patterson/Aitokallio

So the Avs signed 3 goalie prospects yesterday and Pickard a little while ago. How would you rank them based on potential and chances that they will actually be able to become starters someday?

My list looks like:

Pickard
Patterson
Aitokallio
Millan

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Aittokallio has the highest ceiling and is probably the most talented of the bunch.

Pickard slaved away for Seattle (the worst team in the dub) all his WHL career and got a lot stronger. I think he's the most sound goalie the Avs have right now.

Patterson and Millan are both kinda hit-or-miss when it comes to goalies. Both show strong strong strong careers in the NCAA but both also show some mental weaknesses.

But all-in-all the Avalanche have a wonderful goaltending network.

In my mind this is the career potential:
Pickard (Starting Goaltender)
Patterson (Backup goalie; career AHL'er)
Aittokallio (No. 1a goalie in a goaltending tandem)
Millan (Career AHL'er)

But all show the talent necessary to play in the NHL. The biggest part of being a goalie is mentality and the NCAA guys haven't really proven/developed enough to be considered strong in that area... Even though Patterson was bombed more than London in WWII in the NCAA tournament .

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I'd put it as:

Aittokallio
Pickard
Patterson
Millan

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Oh and you can't forget Cédrick Desjardins...

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Aittokallio

Patterson
Pickard

Millan

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Pickard
Aittokallio
Patterson
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safe to say Desjardins will be looking for a job elsewhere this summer? I'd imagine a team like Columbus would give him a one-way deal...


Out of the goalies, I've never seen Millan but out of the rest:
Aitokallio
Pickard
Patterson

At the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if Patterson became the best of the bunch.

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Pickard
Aittokallio

Patterson


Millan

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