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Re: NHL Draft - Local Boys

Anon
The big kid went later than Central Scouting had him listed but the big news is....he got drafted! Little shocked to see so few local kids. The Globe had only 5-6 kids listed in the Sunday Globe. Less than one per round. And to see the Bruins look outside of Comm. Ave. & Cambridge for players was a bit 'worldly' of them! Maybe there's hope for the B's once they learn from their fat contracts for aging veterans and no-trade clauses they hand-out like party favors.


An analyst made the point the us players are riskier in later rounds because of the expiring rights in college. If you are drafted past round 3 or 4 then a us player is more prone to stay in school and come out as a free agent after school. Feel free to debate.

Re: NHL Draft - Local Boys

Anon
Anon
The big kid went later than Central Scouting had him listed but the big news is....he got drafted! Little shocked to see so few local kids. The Globe had only 5-6 kids listed in the Sunday Globe. Less than one per round. And to see the Bruins look outside of Comm. Ave. & Cambridge for players was a bit 'worldly' of them! Maybe there's hope for the B's once they learn from their fat contracts for aging veterans and no-trade clauses they hand-out like party favors.


An analyst made the point the us players are riskier in later rounds because of the expiring rights in college. If you are drafted past round 3 or 4 then a us player is more prone to stay in school and come out as a free agent after school. Feel free to debate.


True. With regard to the goalie Petruzelli, he went a little later than expected but as it usually goes with the goalies, they went in bunches. The goalie frenzy started a little late after BU kid and it seems that may have effected where KP went.

Re: NHL Draft - Local Boys

Anon
Thanks dad ......

Must be a goalie dad whose kid is 5'8" but he pays for every lesson/tournament under the sun. Reality check.

Re: NHL Draft - Local Boys

The little goalie dads are always saying, "It's not size anymore it's the angles and athleticism..."

Re: NHL Draft - Local Boys

Anon
The little goalie dads are always saying, "It's not size anymore it's the angles and athleticism..."


They should go look at the D1 rosters and check out the height of the goalies and the leagues they played in. Mostly 6'0" and coming through USHL or NAHL. A handful from the other Jr leagues.

Even the D3 rosters are full of taller goalies although,there are some very good smaller goalies out there too.