Originally Posted by ericdaoust
I have a different spin on this, and it comes with my dislike for giving space to goalies who have the most development time and uncertainty out of all the positions. I like to collect goalies with the purpose of trading them when their value builds up. In this case I think Visentin would be your best bet given his name recognition from the World Juniors, especially if he catches fire in the AHL this year.
If you are looking for a guy that could be fast-tracked into a key NHL role, then Nilsson is the guy.
I agree 100% with this. I do feel Andersen, Nilsson, and Visentin are all close to seeing NHL time and due to that may be worth holding on to, but in general I carry goalie prospects more as trade bait than actually graduating them to my main roster.
I've acquired Lehner, Nilsson, and Poulin in the last year or so through trades because of their proximity to the NHL. I drafted Visentin in 2010 partially due to value (got him 60th overall or so), but partially because he was a fairly well developed young goalie in a barren system (until Mike Smith came along).
On the flip side, I drafted Oscar Dansk this July. He was BPA at the pick I got him, but I have no intention of waiting out his development time. I'll wait (hope) for him to have a good WJC along with posting good numbers in the OHL, and then look to trade him whenever I feel his value is high. Upper-end goalie prospects are best used as trade bait imo unless you can get them further along in their development at the right price.
20 Team Dynasty (points per) - G (25, 50 for defense) A (25) PIM (3) +/- (5) PPG (15) SHG (25) OTG (15) GWG (25) HTr (50) GP (2) HIT (1) BLK (1) Use actual NHL salary
F: Malkin, Tavares, E. Kane, Parenteau, Havlat, Tarasenko, Galchenyuk, Brunner, Boyes, Kruger, Helm, M. Martin, Bergenheim, Carcillo, Stajan
D: Green, Ehrhoff, Ekman-Larsson, Coburn, Daley, Postma
G: Fleury, Mason, Montoya
Farm: Grigorenko, Grimaldi, Kucherov, D. Shore, Hartikainen, Stransky, Kerdiles, Joensuu, Pageau, Murphy, Ceci, Klefbom, Thrower, Donovan, Ekholm, Lehner, Dansk, Poulin, Nilsson, Andersen