Prospect Info: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (2017, 54th)

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  1. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob Let's go, Buffalo!

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    Nah, just give Ullmark the ball and let him run with it.
     
  2. Reddawg

    Reddawg We're all mad here

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    Sure, Barrasso made the team right out of high school. If you’re talking about a goalie being pulled out of the OHL to take the reigns in the NHL, then no...I don’t think that’s ever happened. I don’t even think it can happen, pretty sure you’re only allowed emergency recalls from junior, and it has to be short term.
     
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    Another day, another shutout

     
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    The next Hasek! Calling it now.
     
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    He’s developing nicely :clap:

    If he jumps to the Amerks next season, I hope he doesn’t struggle too bad or too long. Excited to see this kid on the big club after Hutton’s contract is up. But that may be too soon.
     
  6. Der Jaeger

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    Maybe Rinne.

    There won’t be another Hasek, in the same way there won’t be another Gretzky.
     
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    Agreed. Hasek was literally a genetic freak. He was so flexible that he had to go to physical therapy as a kid to learn to not hurt himself permanently.
     
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  8. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob Let's go, Buffalo!

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    I'll be happy if he is the next Marty Biron, let alone Ryan Miller or Pekka Rinne.
     
  9. Reddawg

    Reddawg We're all mad here

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    So, you're happy then? :)
     
  10. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob Let's go, Buffalo!

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    It's way too early to tell.

    There is a laundry list of goalies that looked great at this stage and were never impact goalies at the NHL level.

    Just look at the history of the WJCs Best Goalie Award and what those guys turned into as pros.

    Or look at this list of OHL goalies of the year. Some good pros. But lots of guys that were never even NHL starters, let alone All-Stars or HOFers.

    OHL Goaltender of the Year - Wikipedia

    The same thing goes for the CHL GOTY:

    CHL Goaltender of the Year - Wikipedia
     
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    Definitely the truth, and if UPL can be a Rinne type goaltender then we'll be set for years to come!
     
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    Or Hasek will wish he was UPL!!
     
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    Completely agree. Dom was truly one of a kind. I'd be thrilled if UPL turned out like Rinne, though.
     
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    No joke. People forget how insanely good Hasek was -- amazed we couldn't win a cup with him.
     
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    He's this good, and his technique still needs tons of work. Imagine what he's like with some more development.
     
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    I might have to break my rule of not paying attention to a goalie prospect until he's 23. I might not have goalie scouting abilities but those numbers are as good you could have reasonably hoped for.
     
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    This kid is still learning how to be a goalie, do not put him in pro hockey yet.
     
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    Well Botts said just 3 weeks ago, he is turning pro next season. So that’s happening.
     
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    Quite a read about chl goalies.. Apparently Roc mgmt reads it as well picking up 2012 goty Houser .. Who will prob never see the nhl..
     
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    Yeah but he'll be kept in Rochester for a few years. I doubt Botts wants to go through the Carter Hart scenario with him.
     
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    Yes we don’t need any of that, he should be ready by the end of the 2021 regular season . We are fine until then with Ullmark who is only going too get better as he’s still just a rookie. No need too rush UPL
     
  24. Jim Bob

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    And if UPL is ready to be #2 (or a #1A) with Ullmark in 2021-22 after Hutton's current deal expires, that is still a faster development path than Ullmark traveled.

    This is Ullmark's 4th season as a NA pro, his 7th post-draft season, and the first season where he started out in the NHL.

    Assuming that UPL is in Rochester next season, then 2021-22 will be UPL's 3rd pro season and his 5th post-draft season.

    Basically, I am saying that people should not freak out if UPL isn't ready for that role in 2021-22.
     
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    UPL is #1 in the OHL in GAA, save percentage, shutouts and #2 in wins.

    Wolves post their 6th straight win against a good SSM team.
     
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    He’s developing nicely and has a decent team. Not great. But decent :clap:
     
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    Yep. Goalies take a bit, even the great ones. But he's definitely on the radar for the future.
     

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