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G Zach Fucale - Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL (2013, 36th overall, Montreal)

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08-28-2012, 06:28 PM
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Great interview, but we better start going to plan B if you know what i mean

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Great read. Sounds like he has a really good head on his shoulders.

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Fucale's our top goalie going into the 2013 draft. Coincidentally, we just ran a piece on him a week or so ago:

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“Fucale was nothing short of outstanding in his first year with the Mooseheads,” Lafortune said. “He showed outstanding stamina all season, starting in 58 games in the regular season, an additional 17 in the playoffs and five games for Quebec in the U17s to top it off. He consistently comes up with big saves, and is great under pressure. He carried the Mooseheads the entire season and many thought he was their rookie of the year.”
http://futureconsiderations.ca/fucal...ts-top-tender/

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08-28-2012, 09:52 PM
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Best goaltending prospect since Fleury or Price?

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08-28-2012, 09:54 PM
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Fucale's our top goalie going into the 2013 draft. Coincidentally, we just ran a piece on him a week or so ago:



http://futureconsiderations.ca/fucal...ts-top-tender/
Nice read, thanks for posting.

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08-31-2012, 11:08 AM
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http://metronews.ca/sports/350920/ma...in-long-shots/
Article is mostly about Mackinnon, but Team Canada head scout Kevin Prendergast also touches on Fucale(as well and Jon Drouin) briefly.

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Prendergast raved about Fucale’s fundamentals, maturity and ability to handle pressure.

“Of all the kids I’ve met in hockey over the past 20 years, he’s one of the kids who stands out because he’s got a great personality for being a goaltender,” Prendergast said.
Still says that Fucale is probably a longshot to make the WJC team, which is hard to argue with. I imagine at this point Malcolm Subban will need to play his way off the team, and Canada has plenty of other, more experienced options as well.

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08-31-2012, 03:53 PM
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http://metronews.ca/sports/350920/ma...in-long-shots/
Article is mostly about Mackinnon, but Team Canada head scout Kevin Prendergast also touches on Fucale(as well and Jon Drouin) briefly.



Still says that Fucale is probably a longshot to make the WJC team, which is hard to argue with. I imagine at this point Malcolm Subban will need to play his way off the team, and Canada has plenty of other, more experienced options as well.
I wouldn't be shocked if Fucale still ended up being essentially a 3rd or 4th G for this team. That's pretty impressive for a 17 year old.

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08-31-2012, 05:35 PM
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I wouldn't be shocked if Fucale still ended up being essentially a 3rd or 4th G for this team. That's pretty impressive for a 17 year old.
Nor would I. He's exactly the type that coaches/management would love to bring along as a 3rd goalie in that situation because they must know that he - in particular - would gain so much from it in terms of grooming for the future. Bringing your best possible 1-2 punch to shoulder the load plus a guy like Fucale as a 3rd makes a lot of sense.

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08-31-2012, 09:26 PM
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I like Fucale and would love to see him play for the WJC team this year, but it's unlikely. Who is the projected #2 after Subban? Brossoit?

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I could easily see a team in the top 10 who is terrible in goal take this kid. Big potential.

Columbus should package those two laste 1sts and move up to get him. McKinnon + Fucale for a 1st round sounds like the start of a solid re-build.

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09-27-2012, 10:47 PM
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CSS listed him in "A" category for Q goalies:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=83207

Didn't make the TSN list - not surprising for a goalie.

I've read a lot about him and seen clips - only seen him very sporadically in games (b/c i'm in Ont.).

Anyone knowledgeable about the Mooseheads (or at least the Q) want to provide insight?

To get the discussion ball rolling - how would you contextualize him vs. 2012 first round goalies (Vasilevski...1/19 - tampa, Subban...1/24 - boston)?

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09-28-2012, 04:54 AM
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CSS listed him in "A" category for Q goalies:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=83207

Didn't make the TSN list - not surprising for a goalie.

I've read a lot about him and seen clips - only seen him very sporadically in games (b/c i'm in Ont.).

Anyone knowledgeable about the Mooseheads (or at least the Q) want to provide insight?

To get the discussion ball rolling - how would you contextualize him vs. 2012 first round goalies (Vasilevski...1/19 - tampa, Subban...1/24 - boston)?
Fucales strengths lie in his mental make up. Last season at 16, nothing shook him up to put it simply. He never rushed his movements or sacrificed positioning out of desparation. Makes big saves at big times.

He is also very physically talented. His ability to read the play is good and his movements are really quick.

Talked to a scout who said he has Brodeur potential, and I feel he's better than Vasilevski and Subban, and will go higher.

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Fucale seems to be the real deal. I can see Toronto possibly picking him in the 2013 draft's 1st round.

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09-28-2012, 10:10 AM
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Funny to see Pronman yesterday on Twitter, someone asked him if Fucale was the best prospect from 2013 and where he should be picked.

He said, yes, and then the 3rd or 4th round.

Haha.

He'll end up being a top 20 pick I think.

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Funny to see Pronman yesterday on Twitter, someone asked him if Fucale was the best prospect from 2013 and where he should be picked.

He said, yes, and then the 3rd or 4th round.

Haha.

He'll end up being a top 20 pick I think.
Pronman's said many times that he doesn't see a lot of value in goalie prospects.

http://www.hockeyprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=216

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Tom Awad has estimated goaltending is worth about 5% of winning percentage, and has done several good columns on the goaltending market and talent distribution here and here to help illustrate the goaltending situation. Combine that with how long goalies take to develop and the development uncertainty and you can start to see why goalies are given very low value in my rankings.
That said, I think Fucale will of course end up as a top 20 pick. Not every scouting staff agrees with Corey Pronman.

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Pronman's said many times that he doesn't see a lot of value in goalie prospects.

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Agreed. Having a goalie on your NHL team is overrated

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Best goaltending prospect since Fleury or Price?
Is he really that good ?

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Is he really that good ?
if he is...I would cry just like I did when price went to you guys. lol.

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09-28-2012, 08:09 PM
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Awful showing tonight, pulled in the 2nd period. 4 goals on 13 shots.

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Awful showing tonight, pulled in the 2nd period. 4 goals on 13 shots.
Season opener he gave up 3 goals on 18 shots IIRC.

But its still early.

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I don't know. I was asking other people lol.

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I don't know. I was asking other people lol.
Well he has had the success to compare to great goaltenders . He set the record for most wins as a 16 year old goaltender and was named as a co-MVP for the mooseheads along with Nathan MacKinnon. I have heard some Moosehead fans say he is better than Giguere was at that age. But only time will tell as anything can happen with goaltending prospects.

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Bad night tonight. But that applies to every player on the ice lol

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Yeah, can't put this game all on Fucale. Pretty much the entire team was weak tonight.

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They're probably all still bothered by that illness that went around the locker room.

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