Originally Posted by TheRook
Which prospects does the lockout help the most? If the season starts this year? If its cancelled entirely?
Guys like Martin Jones, Alex Stalock, Dustin Tokarski, Eddie Lack, Robin Lehner. Any goalie that is fringe NHL backup that needed another year in the AHL to hone their skills and learn mental patience in terms of trusting the development process. Same goes for legit NHL prospects like Holtby, Markstrom, etc. Those guys expect to be in the NHL and may lack the focus in the AHL, but because there's a lockout, they're forced to play at their best in the AHL. So it's a really good situation for all those legit #3 guys.....it's even better for legit #3 goalies that are behind older veteran #2 goalies (Tokarski behind Garon, Markstrom behind Clemmensen/Theodore), etc.