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Leafs Pick #190 -- Garret Sparks - Goalie - 6-2/200 - GUELPH (OHL)

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06-25-2011, 01:31 PM
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GSparks40 Garret Sparks

Dear Maple Leafs, Thanks for turning my mom into a crying mess. And waking me up from my nap. But seriously, I don't mind. #bestdayever.
Hahaha well done.

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He was one of the best Goaltenders in his age group in the USA back with Chicago Mission.

Hes got a high upside. Nothing wrong with picking a goaltender who has room to develop. If he becomes something then you have trade options. Steve Mason was drafted after playing only 12 games in London.
Thanks Tigers. Your insight is appreciated

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06-25-2011, 01:41 PM
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Leafs must feel that Frankie can work with the kid to give him more structure and be more steady in net.

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I have a feeling I'm gonna like this kid.

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GSparks40 Garret Sparks

Dear Maple Leafs, Thanks for turning my mom into a crying mess. And waking me up from my nap. But seriously, I don't mind. #bestdayever.
hahah seems like an awesome person

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06-25-2011, 02:28 PM
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Hi, Guelph Storm season ticket holder here who has watched a lot of Garrett Sparks this year. Sparks was at the bottom of the goalie depth chart in Guelph of three and moved into a solid second. He should have started some playoff games but the push to maximize around 10 last year players in the playoffs left Coach Scott Walker going with Brandon Foote all the way unsuccessfully in the first round against Saginaw.

The views on Sparks as set out above are accurate. What I can add is that he seems to still be developing and has the potential to be a real steal. The comments on his athleticism are bang on, and he does not appear to get down when he is scored on (unlike the Monster). He is a good stand up practitioner with a quick glove hand. I like his stature in the goal.

A decent pick in the seventh round.

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06-25-2011, 02:51 PM
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GSparks40 Garret Sparks

Dear Maple Leafs, Thanks for turning my mom into a crying mess. And waking me up from my nap. But seriously, I don't mind. #bestdayever.


That is an awesome quote.

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Dave Morrison makes the picks. I highly doubt Burke goes out looking at 6th round picks during the year.
Dave Morrison and the other scouts are making every pick. Burke might go watch some kids but no chance in hell Burke will veto Morrisons call.

They didn't trade up because Burke wanted Biggs, it was Morrison.

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06-25-2011, 02:59 PM
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Lol, this Garret Sparks guy is a joker! I lol'd at the salsa one

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Oh.

Then Conz would be a good pick.
No worries, we'll sign him as a free agent


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LOL this kid is priceless!

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06-25-2011, 03:06 PM
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Be willing to bet, also, Francois Aulaire will get a chance to watch some of the goalies and provide some input.

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06-25-2011, 03:28 PM
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Hi, Guelph Storm season ticket holder here who has watched a lot of Garrett Sparks this year. Sparks was at the bottom of the goalie depth chart in Guelph of three and moved into a solid second. He should have started some playoff games but the push to maximize around 10 last year players in the playoffs left Coach Scott Walker going with Brandon Foote all the way unsuccessfully in the first round against Saginaw.

The views on Sparks as set out above are accurate. What I can add is that he seems to still be developing and has the potential to be a real steal. The comments on his athleticism are bang on, and he does not appear to get down when he is scored on (unlike the Monster). He is a good stand up practitioner with a quick glove hand. I like his stature in the goal.

A decent pick in the seventh round.
Thanks for the info. Good to have some solid analysis in between everyone being so excited about the fact that he knows how to tweet.

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06-25-2011, 03:49 PM
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Most of his tweets are pretty funny. What's better to have on your side, God or a good sense of humour?

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I live in Guelph, seen him pay. He's a decent goalie.

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06-25-2011, 05:41 PM
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6 feet 2, 200. Similar in size to Reimer, so Leaf scouts may see some similarities in terms of style and development at the same age.

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06-25-2011, 05:43 PM
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95% of the people have no idea who these players are yet feel that they are the wrong picks, it's pretty funny.
I've been thinking the exact same thing.

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06-25-2011, 05:51 PM
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Well Boston just hoisted the cup using a goalie drafted in the 9th round in Tim Thomas, Chicago won the year before with the undrafted Niemi. Hasek was a 10th round pick, Billy Smith went in the 5th, and Ed Belfour was undrafted. Its pretty safe to say that its never too late to pick a goalie.

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06-25-2011, 06:12 PM
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Well Boston just hoisted the cup using a goalie drafted in the 9th round in Tim Thomas, Chicago won the year before with the undrafted Niemi. Hasek was a 10th round pick, Billy Smith went in the 5th, and Ed Belfour was undrafted. Its pretty safe to say that its never too late to pick a goalie.
Well said.

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06-25-2011, 07:33 PM
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Well Boston just hoisted the cup using a goalie drafted in the 9th round in Tim Thomas, Chicago won the year before with the undrafted Niemi. Hasek was a 10th round pick, Billy Smith went in the 5th, and Ed Belfour was undrafted. Its pretty safe to say that its never too late to pick a goalie.
not to mention 4 of the goalies currently in our system were signed as free agents.

goalie depth is never a bad thing, and if you can pick up a guy in the late rounds who's still got 3 years of eligibility in the OHL with a chance to become his team's #1 goalie, you might as well. they can leave him to develop and if he hasn't improved then they don't have to sign him. it's just a 7th round pick, nobody would care. if he develops into a solid prospect, then people will be calling him a steal.

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06-25-2011, 08:00 PM
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If I went on a rant, your post would've been justified. I just find it odd we drafted a goalie when we have so many goalie prospects as it is. Other positions need addressing, and it's clear Burke likes signing free-agent goalie prospects, rather than drafting them. Which is why I said - "Really... a goalie Brian?"

Yeesh... some sensitive people on here.
really Sergei? it could be 5 years before we even see Sparks play an NHL game...how do you know that all our goalie prospects will amount to anything? it's not like this kid will be getting an entry level deal with AHL time...and you can't put all your eggs in one basket (free agency)
After all, reimer was drafted from the CHL

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06-25-2011, 08:30 PM
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really Sergei? it could be 5 years before we even see Sparks play an NHL game...how do you know that all our goalie prospects will amount to anything? it's not like this kid will be getting an entry level deal with AHL time...and you can't put all your eggs in one basket (free agency)
After all, reimer was drafted from the CHL
... still not getting it.

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06-25-2011, 08:35 PM
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... still not getting it.
Im not sure what the issue with taking a goalie is?

Take the flyer, looking at the history of goaltenders, not many make it. Sparks gives the Leafs another 'ticket' in the goaltender lottery.

Even if they can flip him for a 5th in a few years then thats positive asset management.

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Hopefully he flops like Thomas and not like Luongo.

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Lol, another gem

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