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G Benjamin Conz - HC Fribourg-Gottéron, NLA (2009 undrafted)

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12-04-2012, 09:02 AM
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Never understood why a team wouldn't even throw a 7th rounder on this guy

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12-04-2012, 11:59 AM
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Never understood why a team wouldn't even throw a 7th rounder on this guy
you and me both! really, what have you got to lose? unless scouts are unanimous in thinking Conz just doesn't have what it takes to make the NHL?

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12-04-2012, 12:26 PM
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Unless NHL teams know something that hasn't been widely reported (he refuses to leave home, or some family/medical issue), I'm equally baffled that no one thought enough of him to at least take a flyer in the 7th round.

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12-04-2012, 05:41 PM
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Conz is quick and react well to the play, but his coverage of the net is not that great.
I'd agree this could be part of it. Look no further than Christopher Nihlstorp for the Texas Stars. Lots of success in Sweden but I can't see him being effective in the NHL due to his coverage of the net and the quality of shooter. He is 6'3, but this game in particular made it apparent his (singular - take the low part of the net) style may not be a good fit when matched up to the quality of shooter he'd see in the NHL. Probably reminds me of Conz because of the right hand catching...

See Highlights OKC vs Texas Nov 21

Particularly at the 4:00 mark, Schultz buckles him. He doesn't even move. Perfect shot. Regardless, he's no where near making a play on a shot going in the top third of the net. At 3:25 Hartikainen (sp?) gives you another example.

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12-04-2012, 06:58 PM
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He'll probably get a contract. That's if he wants to leave Switzerland.

He's got sweet equipment from the pic on eliteprospects.

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12-04-2012, 08:18 PM
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Sooner or later he'll get a shot.

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12-04-2012, 09:37 PM
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Conz was always great at saving the first shot and he always impressed me whenever I saw him play. I hope somebody signs him and gives him a shot in NA

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12-04-2012, 10:22 PM
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After seeing Conz have a few amazing performances at the WJC, I expected he'd be drafted, and probably become a solid backup at the least. Really disappointed that no team has given him a chance yet.
now paging the devils, our goalies aint getting any younger.........come on!!!!!!!!!!!

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12-04-2012, 11:52 PM
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It's funny that his name comes up during WJC time even years after.

There must be something wrong with him, because it's not due to lack of exposure that's for sure.

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12-05-2012, 01:11 AM
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The Flyers should scoop him for the Phantoms.

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12-05-2012, 01:13 AM
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Conz was sooooo sick in the 2010 world juniors. That Swiss team was fun to watch.

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12-05-2012, 09:04 AM
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It's funny that his name comes up during WJC time even years after.

There must be something wrong with him, because it's not due to lack of exposure that's for sure.
haha I didn't make the connection when I made the thread, I was actually just watching some NLA clips and thought I would throw out the name.

Majority of the reason I tossed up the thread was to see if there was a reason why Conz was not given a chance yet in NA. Seems like a lot of people say "there must be something wrong with him" but I was wondering if anyone would outright point out this major mystery flaw lol but there doesn't seem to be one.

My theory is, he's 21. A team that wants him probably doesn't want to bring him over just to battle for a backup AHL role. He's getting significant ice time in the NLA and maybe teams are just waiting a few years, let him continue to develop at home, then try to bring him over to the NHL in 3-4 years. Seems pretty rare that a Euro goalie comes over to NA, battles for AHL duties and works himself into an NHL starter role. Usually they come over ready and take over the starter role in the NHL or at least compete for the job. (I'm talking about successful Euro goalies here)

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It must be an error but HockeyDB is showing this guy as having 23 assists this year.

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12-19-2015, 02:41 PM
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I remember his standout performance at the WJC, does anyone know how well he is doing now?

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I remember watching him in the WJC. He's like a less adventurous Alex Stalock.

That height will scare teams off though.

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It must be an error but HockeyDB is showing this guy as having 23 assists this year.
The other goalie on the team also has 23 assists but in only two games. Better prospect.

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12-20-2015, 08:25 AM
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He should be permitted to be Switzerlands goalie forever. World Junior Legend.

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12-20-2015, 08:50 AM
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I was really pulling for him to be drafted.

He is one of the best goalie in the NLA (won the media best goalie in 12-13), but I think he'll stay there.

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12-20-2015, 07:02 PM
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I was really pulling for him to be drafted.

He is one of the best goalie in the NLA (won the media best goalie in 12-13), but I think he'll stay there.
Eh, definitely not "one of the best goalies" as of right now. Middle of the road starter in the NLA, I'd say.

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I really believe this kid should have a statue inront of the IIHF headquarters, when it's time for this tournament, how can you not think of his heroics.

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