2nd best goalie prospect in the world?

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  1. Kardi

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    since most people will agree kari is #1, who do you think is the second best goalie prospect in the world?

    imo Lundqvist is the second best goalie
     
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    It is a tough call...I think a guy like Cam Ward for Carolina is very underrated.
     
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    Cam Ward and Ryan Miller are both top 5s IMO along with Fluerry. But my boy Hannu is #2 and everyoen knows it :yo: :yo: :yo:
     
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    Niittymaki or Toivonen

    and...Miller if he's still consider as a prospect
     
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    I see Lundqvist and MAF as co - #2's..
     
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    Toivonen for me !! :bow:
     
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    ummmm...Fleury...easily.
     
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    I think Fleury is right in the #2 spot. Kari is #1 for now but dont be surprised if Fleury passes him and becomes the better goalie. Remember before the 2004 WJC everyone thought Fleury would be great. But one blunder and he's not all of a sudden? Come on. He outlayed Kari by a mile in the '03 WJC. So for me its Fleury at #2 and he shouldnt be too far behind #1.
     
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    All the Pens fans will say Fluery, all the B's fans will say Hannu and all the NYR fans will say Lundquist.

    Miller IMO is too old for this group.
     
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    Since you're a Penquins fan I guess I'll have to agree with you.

    I think it's Fluery as well, maybe not as easily as you'd like it to be though.
     
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    I am confident in saying it's not Ari Ahonen. (sigh)

    Anyway, it's probably M-A Fleury if only because he has had more NHL experience than the others.
     
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    I say Toivonen
     
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    as of right now

    Toivonen
    Lundqvist
    M.A Fleury

    in the future.
    M.A Fleury
    Toivonen
    Lundqvist

    they are all great goalies and will be solid for years to come. I think all will be top 5 goalies in the next generation.
     
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    1 Fleury
    2 Toivonen
    3 Niittymaki
    4 Ward
    5 Lundqvist
     
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    Why do you rate Lundqvist last? Is it a guess or have you seen something in his game?
     
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    You forgot to mention is horrible play in two playoff series, one this year in the AHL and after he was sent back to the QMJHL. Also, this year in the AHL he was average. He was outplayed by about 10 other goalies.
     
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    Actualy I don't rate him last, I rate him the fifth best in the world.

    To be honest I haven't seen him a ton. As impressive as his numbers were in the SEL this year there are questions mark. It shouldn't be a knock against him, he certainly did all that was asked of him and more. Unfortunately it is.

    From watching him in the World Championships, I have some concerns about his rebound control and focus. Neither are huge concerns and both can certainly be worked on, especially the rebounds. I also think that even though he was a late bloomer and he reached his potential really, really fast I don't see a ton of room for him to improve. Technical skills, positioning and rebound control are three of the major things goalies improve on as they mature. He is already very good at the skills/positioning so I don't see a much higher ceiling for him. He's also not a huge guy either but his pads have a ridiculous thigh rise, so if the NHL cuts down the goalies he might have 5-hole issues as well.

    These aren't major knocks, that's just what I see in his game that led me to ranking him fifth.
     
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    Meaning you don't think Lehtonen is a top 5 goalie prospect?
     
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    No, he does. He just listed his top five after Lehtonen.

    Anyway, I suppose I'd have to go with Fleury, though I'm not really a fan.
     
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    Yes, that was supposed to be the case, but he has a top 5 in place, none of which is Lehtonen. In this list Lundqvist is #5, and then he states, that he thinks Lundqvist is #5 goalie prospect in the world.

    I think he just made a mistake, but I just wanted to be sure.
     
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    Sorry, yes I agree that Lehtonen is the best, hands down.
     
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    1. Lehtonen
    2. Toivonen
    3. Fleury
    4. Lundqvist
    5. Nittymaki
    6. Ward
     
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    Toivonen.

    Lundqvist gets beat too easily upstairs. Atleast he did in the WC against some pretty good NHL shooters.
     
  25. JR#9*

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    How'd Hannu do against some of the best players in the world when he faced them? :sarcasm:
     
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