Yeah I think hes ready, its just how limited is his upside.
Seems like a high-energy guy who has lots of tools to bring to the table. Hard to say what's going to limit his offensive game, and he seems to be pretty intelligent on how to use his small stature defensively.
Ortio's bread and butter is his positioning, and thats because he is big and also quite slow laterally, which is a huge problem for a goalie who relies on good positioning. His glove hand is average, maybe slightly above but his blocker side is often easily exposed despite his size, once again a problem for a goalie who loves positioning. He looks just like Karlsson, except hes about 5 inches smaller than Karlsson.
One thing I'll add about Ortio was that, in his first AHL stint, I recall he was very, very passive. He doesn't try to work around the guys screening him and doesn't give them a slight jab if he needs them to move. Kiprusoff is passive but he has the vision as well as moved around to get a better look to know where the puck was anyways. Ortio hasn't given me signs of this vision yet and I haven't seen him exude this in video I've seen of him since his return to Europe. I think this is also what let him to look like he wa swimming in the crease during his time with the Heat. Granted, this is only in video and the opportunities to focus on this are few and far between, so take it for what it's worth.
Originally Posted by InfinityIggy
Brossoit is much more athletic and agile, and is very mobile despite his size. He has a huge reach, kind of like Kipper did, infact I would describe Brossoit as a boom/bust type goalie. He had some mental faults in his draft year which we haven't seen him struggle with since. That is literally the only major knock on him and the only reason he didn't go in the 2nd-3rd round of the draft.
Another thought I had about Brossoit is that, having seen him a few times, he has a bit of Quick's and Kiprusoff's "never out" mentality. Brossoit does have mental issues which will likely define his ceiling, in particular when he starts giving up soft goals, but he tries on each shot and won't stop fighting to make the stop.
I said it once, and I will say it again. I am not voting for any player that is not on an ELC.
The differential in the developmental time between those players, and the 18/19 year old kids is simply to large to factor in. Bouma / Cundari / Breen are already fringe NHL players, and will play (however briefly) in the NHL next season. In that sense, I fail to see how they are "prospects".