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Old 07-10-2019, 07:29 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by Erick Estrada View Post
The reality is that in all sports there are plenty of success story with athletes that are not ideal height and many teams have benefitted from other teams putting too much stock in measurables. That kind of thinking led to the Dolphins signing 6'4" Dante Culpepper instead of 6' Drew Brees (that and him coming off shoulder surgery). We all know how that worked out for the Saints who were very fortunate the Dolphins passed on him. The drafting of Kyler Murray 1st overall as well as several <6' tall players in the latest NHL draft is telling that there's starting to be a shift back to skill over outright measurables. I'm not saying Wolf is going to become a HOF player or even an NHL regular but given his stellar junior career there's little doubt he was a major steal for the Flames.
Honestly, I think in the last decade-ish, Tim Thomas and Jaroslav Halak have generally been two of the best goalies, period. Goalie is a mental position, whether that's tracking the puck or having sound positioning or just being sharp with your glove hand. The big butterfly goalie is great on paper but we've seen first hand that it can be the cause of some poor habits.

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