Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Habsfan18, Aug 24, 2005.
I mean, Kari Lehtonen is in the system as well, and pretty much ready for the NHL
Pavalec has been playing at Eagles camp with spare equipment and skates two sizes too small. (His czech team wouldn't give him his old gear) He was still the most impressive goaltender at camp out of the rookies. Amazing talent, 2nd best goaltender in the draft.
With the best goalthender in the draft being Price or Rask?
Rask...I was not a big fan of Price at all.
Nope 3rd best. He's not as good as Price or Plante. Better than Rask though.
and thats your opinion.....not finalized. IMO he is 2nd best behind Rask .
Ding ding ding - we have a winner.
Anyone Has A Chance
Anyone has a chance. A month ago Pasi Nurminen was the 1B Atlanta goalie. Now he will probably never play again. Things change.
I hope Lehtonen is in Atlanta's goal for the next 15 years, and I hope Pavelec develops so that he blossoms into a worthy starting goalie.
But there is a long way from cup to lip.
Don't forget Michael Garnett, a solid Thrashers prospect perhaps a year away. He should get a start or two this year due to injuries.
Pavelec was really solid in the Eagles 7 - 3 win tonight for his half of the game. He had a SO. Really sound positionally, fast and covers the net well.
When he's on he's on....I saw him vs Russia at the U-18's and he was phenominal.... 1st round stuff..... but in the biggest game vs Sweden he emploded after a rough start.
He has to mature mentally, physically he has it.
The Thrashers were very excited about getting him in the 2nd round. Check out the Thrashers Draft Review article on HF.
The team's European scout is very high on his potential. They had him ranked at #12 on their draft day list.
sorry for the ignorance of not knowing, but who are the 'eagles' mentioned above? and what is going on with this guy? is he planning on coming to the CHL next season? how does he compare to schwarz in play and potential?
- Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, and yes that is where he will be this season.
- Very much the opposite of Schwarz in my opinion. Marek is extremely quick, agile and balanced. Amazing athleticism actually, he will be a very fun goalie to watch if he tones down the overreaction and learns the North American game better. Pavelic is very, very strong positionally and he is a bit unorthodox - hard to explain but his style is very different, yet he holds all the fundamentals together and plays a nice, solid game. Kind of an odd ball cross between Giguere and Cechmanek. Nothing like Schwarz though.
so should i take from those comments that you're high on pavelec or down on schwarz? and wasnt schwarz called unorthodox similar to hasek before he was drafted? i do still see a lot of potential in schwarz, so i'm just wondering about this new czech star goalie in the making.... if rating the last 2 drafts, including the price's and rask's and pavelec's and montoya's and dubnyk's and schwarz's, how do they shake down in terms of where they're at now, and where they could be in 3-4 seasons?
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