Which team has the best goaltender prospect depth?

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  1. kmad

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    I'm not gonna say Vancouver's the best, but I'll toss them out there as a favorite:

    Julien Ellis-Plante
    Cory Schneider
    Alex Auld
    Alexandre Vincent

    All slated to have NHL potential; Mike Minard (if he's still with the organization) and Matt Violin as solid AHL goaltenders.
     
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    I think the Habs have assembled good prospect depth in goal:

    Danis
    Price
    Halak
    Heino-Lindberg
     
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    I am not saying New Jersey is the best because a year ago we may have been the worst in the league but we have improved since then.

    Ahonen
    Frazee
    Clemmensen
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    Detroit has...

    Howard
    MacDonald
    Liv
    MacIntyre
    Koopmans

    So they aren't doing too shabby.
     
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    Rangers have to make every top 5 list

    Lundqvist
    Montoya
    Holt

    People naming career minor league goalies and longshot backup NHL goalies doesnt really say much.
     
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    -Al Montoya
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    *Dan Blackburn -- could've been a great goalie, sad that a freak accident will probably cause him to retire at such a young age. :(
     
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    Boston has to be at least top three

    Raycroft
    Toivonen
    Sigalet
    Brown
    Kaltiainen
    Regan
    Thomas
     
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    I'd say the predators are up there because, even though I don't particularly like the franchise, any team with Brian Finley and Teemu Lassila as # 3 and #4 on the depth chart is pretty strong indeed.
     
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    Valiquette isnt a Ranger anymore.......
     
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    [Insert Favorite Team Name Here] obviously, by far...
     
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    What? I never watch Nashville, but indicated them.

    I'm a huge Canucks fan, but I think our goaltending depth stinks as usual. Even our is awful. Auld is the only one I have any faith in, and even then... little.

    This is HFBoards... many of us are hockey fans first, homers second.

    No need to undermine our judgements.
     
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    You're crazy. Go look at the canuck's prospect depth first.

    Schneider
    Ellis
    Vincent
    Then comes in Auld.
     
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    I'm a habs but I think I have to go with NYR on this one.

    For what I've seen so far my choice would be:

    NYR
    BOS
    MTL
    VAN
    DET
    NJ
     
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    Bacashihua
    Schwarz
    Barulin
    Nissinen
    Beckford tseu
    Bishop
     
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    NYR, Boston, and Montreal are easily top 3 in my mind.
     
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    or an effin prospect
     
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    I'd say the Canes have a very impressive group of goalie prospects. Thrashers, boston and rangers as well. I am not sure what the flyers are doing with some of their goalies, but they had some very impressive depth in nets.

    Of course my homer vote goes to the Habs.

    Price I'm not sold on yet since I haven't seen him enough, but in the games I've seen he has been good at times and not so good other times. But he had a heck of a season with Tri Cities, stats wise. Should be a very tough year for him though, since from what I understand their defense is going to be in bad shape this year.

    Danis I am a huge fan of. Because he played a Brown (a school rarely shown on national tv) I believe not too many people outside of ECAC fans got to see much of him. He was outstanding in the NCAA on an average team. In Hamilton he could have been named their MVP and he was one of the top 3 rookie goalies in the AHL this year. His size is a bit of a concern, but the guy is like a robot out there, always in very good position. I honestly don't like the fact that he will be in the NHL this year, cause it could hurt his confidence if he has trouble but we'll have to see how he does.

    Henio-Lindberg I would think most people not from Sweden would have seen him play other then his tough outing at the wjc's. I have high hopes for him, though he was the most impressive goalie at the Habs development camp last summer, hope he does well in the SEL this year after a very strong year in the tier-2 league as a 19 year old, very impressive stats.

    Halak is tougher to get a read on since he plays deep in his net and is on the short side, plus his style is at times hard to watch but he makes the saves. I liked what I saw from him at Lewiston this year and he could see a chunk of time with Hamilton this year as a rookie in his 2nd season in North America.

    Lacasse and Michaud are more likely to be ECHL goalies, and I believe we lost the rights to Tarasov and Puurula since they were drafted prior to '02.
     
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    Raycroft isn't what I would call a prospect anymore...
     
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    New York and Montreal are two that jump to mind

    For a team that usually drafts pretty well, Anaheim as terrible depth in goal.
    San Jose's goalie prospects are probably in the bottom tier of the league.

    Dimitri Pätzold
    Nolan Schaefer
    Thomas Greiss
    Patrick Ehelechner
    Jason Churchill
    Alex Stalock
    Taylor Dakers
    Brian Mahoney-Wilson
    Derek MacIntyre

    While the Sharks could quite possibly develop some of them into elite goaltenders like Nabakov and Kipprusoff, they don't have a Price or a Monotya; a goalie prospect that clearly has a very high upside. IMO, Greiss is the only prospect with a chance as a starter. Patzold, Dakers, Stalock, and Ehelechner both project to be excellent backups, but with the surfeit of quality goaltenders in the NHL, most, if not all of them will probably never play regularly in the NHL.

    If Warren Strelow can get back on his feet, or if his Wayne Thomas can take his role as Sharks goaltending coach, I wouldn't be surprised to see these goalies' stocks rise quite a bit.
     
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    I usually agree with you..but based on potential alone, Auld is our worst goalie prospect.

    I am very content with what we have coming up the pipeline.
     
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    Thomas is too old too I think..
     
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    I think we wait a year, if Bishop shines at Maine and Barulin starts at Spartak then we're arguably as good as anyone.
     
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    best depth: Carolina
    bets prospects: NYR and Carolina.... Boston if you still include Raycroft.
     
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    Pittsburgh doesn't have the best, but has fine depth :
    1- Fleury
    2- Duba
    3- Chiodo
    4- Goepfert
    5- Crawford-West
    6- D. Brown
    7- Lehto

    Nothing earth shattering behind Fleury, but a nice, deep pool with good potential (especially Duba).
     
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    I'd put Chiodo and Goepfert ahead of Duba because he is a greedy sucker who might choose to play in russia if it gives more money than playing in a backup role in the NHL :)
     
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