Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by crazedcanuck, Jan 7, 2007.
Which goalie will make the NHL sooner, and overall have the better career?
Montoya will most likely see time in the NHL sooner.
Who'll have the better career, I don't know. Haven't seen Montoya at all.
I know Rask is a solid, Lehtonen-ish-talented goalie though.
Rask will likely come over to the AHL next season and need a year or two of seasoning before making it to the bigs. Montoya will already have 2 years experience in the A at that point and should be ready for the NHL next season.
In terms of the better career, it's a toss up at this point. I think most people would say Rask has a higher upside but until he comes over to North America and shows he can play here, it's hard to pick him over Montoya.
montoya sooner, rask has got to be better tho... montoya in the 2 handful of times i saw him at UofM was not good at all, but average
With the research I've done between the two of them, the thing that concerns me is that both are currently blocked @ the NHL level.
Montoya would have to blow the rags away to take over from Lundqvist, meanwhile Raask has Hannu infront of him.
Montoya's MO has always been inconsitancy. The fact that he was average in the two times you saw him in college (2 years ago now) does not meen that what you saw was his best. Al tends to blow hot and cold, and when he's cold he looks quite ordinary but he's also capable of getting hot and looking quite promising. He's been on a hot streak (with the exception of his most recent game) in the AHL over the last 2 weeks.
Hopefully Al finds consitancy one of these days, he'll have to if he wants to be a starting NHL goalie.