Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by benbouch, Nov 29, 2005.
Do you have a list of the best goalie available for the next draft ?
A couple of U.S. goalies to keep an eye on are Billy Sauer and Joe Palmer.
Jhonas Enroth and Stefan Ridderwall are the Swedish guys to watch. Enroth could be a pretty early pick.
We don't have any list of them ??? Mckeens or someone else ???
Jonathan Bernier - Lewiston - QMJHL
Riku Helenius Finland(ilves) and Niko Hovinen Finland(Jokerit)
Sauer and Bernier are considered the top two goalies at this point by most scouting reports and they are generally considerd 1st rounders. McKeens has Sauer as the top rated at this point (#8), while ISS has Bernier as the top guy (#9). Redline doesn't have either in their top 10.
In the 2nd-4th round, you have Leland Irving (Everett-WHL), the two Finns already mentioned (Helenius & Hovinen), Palmer, Enroth, JC Blanchard (Moncton in the Q) and Kris Lazeruk (Kootney - WHL).
Obviously a lot of movement can still take place. McKeens has Irving as a 1st rounder (#23) as well, having just moved him up their rankings to #3 behind Sauer and Bernier, but he was #64 a month ago. So you can idea of how much the rankings can move based on a few viewings by scouts.
Thanks, that give me a good idea ....
can any 88's get drafted?
Sauer, IMO, is the best by a fair distance. Kid has it all.
Kevin Armstrong - Saskatoon Blades
9-4-1-1, 2.29GAA, .924S%
I'm sure those stats would be better if he didn't play in front of a defensively poor Blades team. I'm sure he could go in the higher rounds if he wasn't backup to Anton Khudobin (meaning he probably will only see 30 or so games this season).
Juha Toivonen, Hannu's little brother.
whenever hes in net for the russians at this Russia vs Canada challenge he has been stellar, I just watched him in person in the regina game and again he was unbelievabe.
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