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Is Drafting Goalie in 1st Round Actually Bad?

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Kyle and JD look into if taking a goalie in the first round is actually as bad as people say it is. We look at every goalie drafted in the first round since 2000 and decide if they were worth the draft capital and if Jesper Wallstedt should be considered when the San Jose Sharks are on the clock in the 2021 NHL Draft.

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Gary To

Would be great interested to see a Cassa comparison since some scouts have him higher.

Alicia

My local team, the Portland Winterhawks, just acquired the rights to Jesper. My fingers are crossed we (Sharks) do take him, and then send him to Juniors. He’s got a ton of potential. Although truly, goalies are strange beasts. It’s always a crap shoot.

Sheng Peng

I didn’t know that, that’s neat! As JD said, it doesn’t seem likely he’ll leave

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