Top 20 Goaltending Prospects?

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  1. coyoteshockeyfan

    coyoteshockeyfan Registered User

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    I searched for this but didnt find anything, but I am interested to see who people think the Top 20 goaltender prospects are. Thanks. :handclap:
     
  2. PhoPhan

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    In my opinion, off the top of my head:

    Kari Lehtonen
    M.A. Fleury
    David LeNeveu
    Ray Emery
    Ryan Miller
    Hannu Toivonen
    Marek Schwarz
    Alvaro Montoya
    Cam Ward
    Maxime Oullet
    Josh Harding
    Phillipe Sauve
    Stefan Liv
    Pascal LeClaire
    Yann Danis
    Devan Dubnyk
    Jason Bacashihua
    Antero Niitymaaki
    Dan Ellis
    Ari Ahonen
     
  3. JohnnyB11

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    I'd say you'd have to include Ilya Bryzgalov in that list, but good one off the top of your head!
     
  4. Puckhead

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    Nicely done! I think I would possibly have Harding and Toivonen a little higher and LeClaire closer to the 20 spot.
     
  5. Divine Wind

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    agreed, and as an EDM fan, i woudl have to put Jess Deslauriers ahead of Devan Dubnyk. Farther along in development, although both have fairly high potential.
     
  6. Amen evil king

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    My top-10, IMO and off the top of my head too:

    1. Lehtonen
    2. Fleury
    3. Toivonen
    4. Bryzaglov
    5. Emery
    6. Schwarz
    7. Ouellet
    8. Miller (I'm not a believer, and he's getting old)
    9. Ahonen
    10. Montoya
     
  7. rtafts

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    1. Lehtonen
    2. Fleury
    3. Bryzgalov
    4. Toivanen
    5. Schwarz
    6. Ahonen
    7. Ouellet
    8. Miller
    9. Niitymaaki
    10. Montoya
     
  8. mattihp

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    How about Finley? Is he still a good prospect?
     
  9. Ajacied

    Ajacied Stay strong Appie! ❤

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    Dan Ellis > Jason Bacashihua.

    Cash was our 2nd rated goalie prospect at the time of being traded, he would've been 3rd if Tobias Stephan wouldn't have been injured. He hasn't done anything to improve his weaknesses whatsoever since being drafted, he's still inconsistent. Dan Ellis on the other hand has.
     
  10. SpItFiReZ

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    1. Lehtonen
    2. Fleury
    3. Toivanen
    4. Emery
    5. Leneveu
    6. Miller
    7. Ouellet
    8. Ahonen
    9. Leclaire
    10. Bryzgalov

    I really don't think much of Montoya....I think Blackburn minus the injuries is the better goalie.......horrible pick IMO by Sather he didn't need more goalies especially to sign weekes....he's young sitll plus Lundqvist, Blackburn both top 30 if not top 20 goaltender prospects. Scwharz, JDD, Lundqvist, Nittymakii are all quality....pretty much everyteam has a solid prospect goalie
     
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    Here's my version of it

    1-Kari Lehtonen
    2-M.A. Fleury
    3-Ray Emery
    4-Ryan Miller
    5-H Toivonen
    6-H. Lundquist
    7-Maxime Ouellet
    8-David Leneveu
    9-Pascal LeClaire
    10-M Schwartz
    11-Alvaro Montoya
    12-Jeff Deslaurier
    13-Antero Niitymaaki
    14-Yann Danis
    15-Cam Ward
    16-Josh Harding
    17-Devan Dubnyk
    18- Konstantin Barulin
    19-Jason Bacashihua
    20- Kelly Guard

    Now Included very high is H Lundquist wich I think will be a steal from the NYR. Konstantin Barulin who has such high potentiel, but might never play (ditto for Guard)

    As for Bacashiuiha I don't know if he should be there but I've put him anyway :jump:
     
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    The underrating of Jimmy Howard continues. He's at least a top 20 goalie prospect, IMO.
     
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    How about Alex Auld or Cory Schneider. Auld could snatch the #1 spot for the nucks whenever the next season is.
     
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    Toivonen>Emery
    Cam Ward, Josh Harding> Yann Danis
    Bryzgalov..Where is he? He should be Top 10 on everyones list.
     
  15. JohnnyB11

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    That's a pretty good top 10 list right there!
     
  16. Liquidrage*

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    That's fine. But then "who" you going to take off?

    People always say "so and so should have been an all-star" and "so and so isn't making a Top X list".

    That's fine. But then you have to say who comes off to put your guy on.
     
  17. It's great to see Toivonen in most people's top 5 :yo:
     
  18. PhoPhan

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    And a bummer that LeNeveu has made very few lists in general. The kid was an AHL all-star as a rookie on one of the worst teams in the league. He had several 40 and 50 save performances.
     
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    I came up with a list last night, but I didn't bother ranking them. And I left out guys like Fleury and Sauve.

    Ari Ahonen
    Jason Bacashihua
    Ilya Bryzgalov
    Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers
    Devan Dubnyk
    Ray Emery
    Josh Harding
    Jimmy Howard
    Pascal Leclaire
    Kari Lehtonen
    David LeNeveu
    Henrik Lundqvist
    Ryan Miller
    Alvaro Montoya
    Antero Niittymaki
    Maxime Ouellet
    Marek Schwarz
    Hannu Toivonen
    Cam Ward
     
  20. CH Wizard

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    Wow Dubnyk is pretty underrated here.Anyways I pretty agree with all the rankings that the some posters made here.
     
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    No room at the inn for the man with the iron stomach Andrei Medvedev?
     
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    Not to mention that if Liv is on the list, Howard has to make it as well since Howard is "better" then Liv
     
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    And he should be!!! We are going to have a nice tandem in goal and we will prob end up trading one ofthem. Good thing about that is, is we should get a good return!
     
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    thestonedkoala Everyone! PANIC!

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    Glad people are giving Harding his props...
     
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    Sauve, Liv, LeClaire, Bacashihua, Ellis, Guard, and Barulin are all guys that have been mentioned that I would rank after Howard, for starters.
     
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