Cape Breton goaltender Martin Houle chosen CHL player of the week
TORONTO (CP) - Cape Breton Screaming Eagles goaltender Martin Houle has been named the Canadian Hockey League's player of the week after posting a 1.00 goals-against average, a .964 save percentage, a shutout and two victories.
Houle, a 19-year-old draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, stopped 34 shots in a 1-0 victory over Shawinigan on Oct. 16 and followed that up with 20 stops in a 3-2 road win over Gatineau on Sunday.
Houle edged forward Patrick O'Sullivan of the OHL's Mississauga IceDogs and forward Wacey Rabbitt of the WHL's Saskatoon Blades for the honour.
I tend to agree that we don't have 1 "blue chipper" including Niitty as he was a 6th round pick. 6th round picks are considered "blue chippers" IMO, no matter how good they look like they are going to be.
Secondly, the height and weight thing will NOT be an issue. I repeat it will NOT be an issue. The judgement will be whether he can play or not, just like it will be for the rest of the goalies in our system. Plenty of men who went on to stellar careers or are playing now are right in that range.