Best Goalie In Major Junior Hockey?

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  1. smokes lets go

    smokes lets go Registered User

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    I think Visentin from Niagra, Anderson from SMM and pickard should be some on the names? Which do you think have great NHL potential?
     
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    Pickard is overrated but the other to are great Visentin is probably the best prospect in goal playing in the CHL then there is Campbell he had a bad start to the season but per usual he really stepped up in the WJHC. As an Oiler fan I am really impressed with Tyler Bunz's year and I could see him atleast getting an invite to Canadas WJHC camp
     
  3. Gibson in Chicoutimi.
     
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    Best prospects or best Goaltender? These two are not neccessarily the same thing.

    Pickard is perhaps the best pro goalie prospect in the WHL, but Kuemper was CLEARLY the best Goaltender in the regular season, and Bunz had a phenomenal final 40 games.

    Gibson might be both from the Q. I'm pretty confident that Jacob De Serres is a product of the Sea Dogs team. Nobody in the dub wanted him, and plenty of teams needed a Goaltender, even though De Serres took Brandon fairly deep.
     
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    RoyIsALegend Gross Misconduct Sponsor

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    Why do you feel Pickard is overrated?
     
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    for my money, Mrazek in the O was the best goalie. Probably doesnt have the NHL potential of Visentin, but Mrazek was the best goalie in the OHL this year.
     
  7. Ogopogo*

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    Yes, you need to explain this.
     
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    Pickard for sure has my vote, what a terrible team he was on.
     
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    Christopher Gibson (draft eligible), Nathan Lieuwen (undrafted overager), Tyler Bunz (drafted).
     
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    cjm502 Bingo Bango!

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    My homer pick goes to Mrazek.
     
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    Didnt have the greatest playoff, but Darcy Kuemper was the CHL's best goalie this year.
     
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    WHL - Pickard
    OHL - Subban
    LJHMQ - Gibson

    I chose Subban because he was one of the top 10 goalers being on one of the worst teams in the CHL.
     
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    Petr Mrazek
     
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    I'd go with Tyler Bunz.

    Great regular season and even better play-offs so far.
     
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    Brian Kilrea thought Petr Mrazek was the best in the OHL this year, for whatever it's worth, sure he's biased.
     
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    My homer pick goes to pickard, but all the guys mentioned have been great
     
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    Absolutely.

    Calvin Pickard wasn't in his league this season.
     
  18. Ogopogo*

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    Considering Pickard played on one of the worst teams in the WHL and yet he led the league in save % tells me that he was likely phenomenal. Sometimes playing behind an excellent team like Kuemper did really inflates the stats. Leading the league in save % behind a crappy team is pretty amazing.

    I lived in Kelowna when Kelly Guard played for the Rockets. He had 13 shutouts and a 1.56 GAA in 2003-04 but, to those of us that saw him play regularly it was painfully obvious the team in front of him was responsible for those numbers. Guard wasn't very good he just had Josh Gorges, Shea Weber and an amazing defensive team in front of him. He never played one second in the NHL and was done with pro hockey by age 26.

    Not saying Kuemper is the same but, goaltending stats can be very deceiving.
     
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    yes Gibson I saw him all year and he is the real deal
     
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    Yeah he was unreal this year. 2nd in the OHL in saves, 1st in save percentage, which translates to him seeing and stopping a boatload of pucks. I got to see him live a few times and on local TV a bunch and he can flat out steal games. His NHL potential is up in the air but his compete level is about as good as it gets.
     
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    Kuemper is a very good goalie, but I don't think it's fair to say Pickard wasn't even in the same league. He had to stop 50 shots a night and did a pretty good job at it.

    For my money, I go with Pickard as the best in the WHL at least. Don't really watch OHL or the Q so I can't comment on those leagues.
     
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    There's a reason Kuemper was the easy choice for CHL MVP this year.

    He was that much better than every other Goaltender. Without him, I don't think Red Deer is a seeded team.
     
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    Kuemper had an amazing season, he might have been struggling with an injury during the medicine hat series. Red deer has a history of producing great goalies (Cam Ward, James Reimer), and i could definately see Kuemper becoming a great nhl goalie.
     
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    R S @avs_tweets

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    Kuemps was named CHL goalie of the year today. I think that shows us who it is right now.
     

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