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10-22-2004, 10:58 AM
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Martin Houle Honoured

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.

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We've got too many good goalies right now.

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Houle is 5'11...i think his size will keep him out of the NHL.

I dont think you have any "Blue Chippers" You seem to have lots of 2nd teir types.

Note: Im not counting Nittymaki as a prospect.

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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.

Belfour 5 11 202
Dipietro 5 11 185
Hasek 5 11 180
Irbe 5 8 190
Joseph 5 11 190
Nabokov 6 0 200
Raycroft 6 0 174
Richter 5 11 185
Salo 5 11 182
Theodore 5 11 182
Thibault 5 11 170
Turco 5 11 183
Vernon 5 9 180
Beezer 5 8 176
Vokoun 6 0 195

That looks like a pretty good list to me. Houle is 5 10 and 170. I don' think any of those numbers will keep him out of the NHL.

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Plus, he's still 19, so he may have an inch or two left to grow.

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Plus, he's still 19, so he may have an inch or two left to grow.
I dunno about that. It depends on each person.

He is closer to 5'10 than 5'11. And 5'10 may be pushing it. He is much smaller in the net then Belfour or DiPietro. I am not counting him out, but that is the reason he was taken pretty late.

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Yeah, I realize not everyone grows after 18 or so, so I said may. It's not a guarantee, and it's not impossible.

It'll be interesting to see how he develops.

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Martin Houle is the QMJHL's defensive player of the week for the second week in a row.

http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index...d_nouvelle=530

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