First round goalies; last 5 years

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  1. CuSa_1

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    If there were a draft of all the goalies drafted in the 1st round over the past five years, how do you think it would play out?

    My top 5 would be...

    Kari Lehtonen
    Marek Schwarz
    Rick Dipietro
    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Pascal Leclaire

    Others: Al Montoya Dan Blackburn Brent Krahn Devan Dubnyk Cam Ward Hannu Toivonen, Cory Schneider, Jason Bacashihua, and Adam Munro
     
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    Lehtonen
    Fleury
    Dipietro

    (Blackburn)
    Toivonen
    Schwarz
    Ward

    Bacashihua
    Dubnyk
    Montoya
    Leclaire
    Schneider

    the rest are non-existent IMO
     
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    Lehtonen
    Fleury
    Dipietro
    Ouellet
    Toivonen
     
  4. Dempsey

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    Kari Lehtonen
    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Rick Dipietro
    Marek Schwarz
    Hannu Toivonen
    Cam Ward
    Al Montoya
    Jason Bacashihua
    Pascal Leclaire
    Devan Dubnyk
    Cory Schneider
    Brent Krahn
    Adam Munro
    Dan Blackburn (injury)

    I would be tempted to put Dipietro ahead of Fleury because he's already a starter. Lehtonen I have no doubt will go on to do great things, while Fleury has the same potential but is more of a risk IMO. Cam Ward has impressed me this year, being named the rookie of the month recently and among the league leaders in his rookie AHL campain. Krahn is having a better season this year but is still a question mark, while Munro was lucky to be a first rounder in the first place.
     
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    wow, brian finley really fell off the radar, huh?

    it's a shame, because he's been pretty outstanding for milwaukee the past two years :banghead:
     
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    Finley was drafted six drafts ago, while the thread is for the last five years.
     
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    If JDD had been drafted a few spots earlier, I would put him in there somewhere.
     
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    i was thinking five years...as in...99-04(last draft) but..fair enough :) :innocent:
     
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    Ummm that's 6 years...

    And even if '99 draft was included, I don't think he would be in the top5, maybe not even in the top10

    Lehtonen
    DiPietro
    Fleury
    Toivonen
    Bryzgalov
    Schwartz
    Leclaire
    Oullet

    The rest are IMHO one step down from those.
     
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    Schwarz? TOP 5? :(

    Lehtonen
    DiPietro
    Fleury
    Toivonen
    Bryzgalov
     
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    i think people are underrating blackburn a little bit here...he had a ton of skill and the mental game to be a great goalie

    stupid injury
     
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    Why are they underrating?

    The question is, how would these goalies go, if they were all to be drafted now. Blackburns injury is more than a good reason for him to drop this low.
     
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    It's unfair to include Blackburn here because an injury ruined his career. He woild be top-5 if not for the injury.

    I don't like Montoya much, but you guys are completely underrating him. Just because he had a bad tournament doesn't mean he completely sucks. He has very good potential, but he has had a bad year. Give him a break. He'll be at least a good starting goalie in the NHL with the potential to be Elite.
     
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    Bryzgalov was a 2nd rounder in 2000, shouldn't be counted among first round goalies
     
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    Good list and good to see some one does recognize the type of talent Blackburn is, I myself had hiom down as one the the top 4 or 5 goalies prospects out there.It is a shame hopefully this injury heals 100% the kid is a real talent .If he does get better the pick of Blackburn will definitly be better than CMBS pick of Leclaire.Basically what I ma saying if Blackburn heals I like having him over LEclaire.

    An d im also not high on Leclaire butI dont know if I would consider Jason Bacashuai over him.
     
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    You completely ignore that Krahn had his own player of the month in November, when he had a nice shutout streak going. He is doing just as well as Ward, and has a much better record for the Monsters. That's a question mark? :dunno:
     
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    I wish Blackburn had never been injured. He'd be up there with Lehtonen and Fleury and Dipietro.

    It trully is a shame... :///
     
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    What exactly happened to Blackburn?
     
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    JDD is a monster. I hope he can pick it up with the Roadrunners-ithink his stats are kind of sub-par this year.
     
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    He had a horrible weight lifting accident in 2003 that left a lot of nerve damage-most of them miracoulusly(sp?) recovered, but there was one in his arm which allows him to quickly snap his glove hand, and that did not recover, and now he may be done for the rest of his career-I really hope he can comeback somehow. Theyre working on some innovative equipment for him, so there is a slight chance.
    But really all of this Blackburn talk belongs in one of the several threads about his status.
     
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    Well I'm really hoping Schwarz pans out and becomes the franchise goalie that my Blues have been searching for for far too long.
     
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    I'm not completely ignoring the fact that Krahn is having a good season. But when he was Ward's age, he was in the ECHL, while Ward is putting up impressive numbers in the AHL as a 20-year-old rookie, a feat that Krahn wasn't even close to doing.
     
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    Yes, and he hasn't received much playing time either. Hopefully he will be better next season.
     
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    1.Lehtonen
    2.Toivonen
    3.Ahonen
     
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    He's also now injured which doesn't help. Hopefully when he returns, he'll get back on track. He started the season playing quite well for his age.
     
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