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Matt Ross
Joined: 06.01.2019

Jun 10 @ 12:19 PM ET
Matt Ross: Nothing New: Knight and Mustache Monday
Stu17
Los Angeles Kings
Location: If its Brown flush it down!, CA
Joined: 10.15.2013

Jun 10 @ 1:00 PM ET
that is some soft yet powerful flow!! But I like the 18" cuffs on those gloves the most!
Kevin R
Calgary Flames
Location: E5 = It aint gonna happen.
Joined: 02.10.2010

Jun 10 @ 1:02 PM ET
Matt Ross: Nothing New: Knight and Mustache Monday
- Matt.Ross

Best insight is that goalies are VooDoo!!!
If he dropped to the Flames at 26, many on Flames nation arent keen on drafting a goalie in the first round ever again. Look at Parsons, won the USA junior Gold, was an amazing junior goalie, we took him in the 2nd round & his AHL numbers are really underwhelming. But he's still very young.

The most painful was when we traded up to get Trevor Kidd who was an absolute phenom in junior & sucked at the NHL level. The draft pick we traded to move down Jersey wound up taking Marty Brodeur....ouch....

Goalies are voodoo! The hype machine at these drafts runs overtime.
Matt Ross
Joined: 06.01.2019

Jun 10 @ 1:25 PM ET
that is some soft yet powerful flow!! But I like the 18" cuffs on those gloves the most!
- Stu17


Hahaha. It's like he was built specifically to play hockey in the 70s.

Great call on the gloves! I didn't even think of it, but so funny
Matt Ross
Joined: 06.01.2019

Jun 10 @ 1:37 PM ET
Best insight is that goalies are VooDoo!!!
If he dropped to the Flames at 26, many on Flames nation arent keen on drafting a goalie in the first round ever again. Look at Parsons, won the USA junior Gold, was an amazing junior goalie, we took him in the 2nd round & his AHL numbers are really underwhelming. But he's still very young.

The most painful was when we traded up to get Trevor Kidd who was an absolute phenom in junior & sucked at the NHL level. The draft pick we traded to move down Jersey wound up taking Marty Brodeur....ouch....

Goalies are voodoo! The hype machine at these drafts runs overtime.

- Kevin R


I never knew the Brodeur fact..that's wild!

Your last statement is on par with what I was kind of thinking might be going on. I know Knight is talented, but I'm curious how that will translate to the next level.

What's odd to me is that everything I've read about him doesn't mention any areas of improvement (outside of the generic one mentioned in the article).
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Jun 10 @ 2:10 PM ET
Sodergran signed

19yo C 6’3” 205. 6th round pick

Didn’t think he’d sign. Good to have another C in the prospect pool
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Jun 10 @ 2:11 PM ET
That list of US goalies is horrifying.* That being said, the 22nd pick falls into the "best available" zone. If Knight is it, then go for it.

*the list in the linked post from Jewels From The Crown.
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Jun 10 @ 2:13 PM ET
That list of US goalies is horrifying.* That being said, the 22nd pick falls into the "best available" zone. If Knight is it, then go for it.

*the list in the linked post from Jewels From The Crown.

- Only_A_Ladd

I wouldn’t mind Knight at the 22 pick.
Matt Ross
Joined: 06.01.2019

Jun 10 @ 2:29 PM ET
Sodergran signed

19yo C 6’3” 205. 6th round pick

Didn’t think he’d sign. Good to have another C in the prospect pool

- KINGS67


Just saw that, too.

Can never have too much depth down the middle IMO 👍

*EDIT - my bad, I thought he was a center, but it looks like he’s been playing wing
Matt Ross
Joined: 06.01.2019

Jun 10 @ 2:30 PM ET
That list of US goalies is horrifying.* That being said, the 22nd pick falls into the "best available" zone. If Knight is it, then go for it.

*the list in the linked post from Jewels From The Crown.

- Only_A_Ladd


Good way to look at the 22nd pick, man.

I bet it will be “best available.”
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Jun 10 @ 4:29 PM ET
Just saw that, too.

Can never have too much depth down the middle IMO 👍

*EDIT - my bad, I thought he was a center, but it looks like he’s been playing wing

- Matt.Ross

I thought he was a C as well. I’m sure he can play C. Probably played wing in the SHL due to him being a 18 year old kid. Kupari the same thing
gradyspop
Joined: 01.25.2010

Jun 13 @ 9:39 PM ET
Please no goalies in the first round!!!!! Jonathan Bernier anyone? He was going to be the savior, he never made it to #1 on the Kings let alone anywhere else. Martin Jones? Undrafted. Most goalies are 3rd and 4th rounders. They are way to unpredictable in development. Kings top 3 pick MUST be no doubters. Remember when the Kings had 3 first rounders? Yeah, me too. When you have the high picks, they absolutely must pan out or you flounder for years.
Matt Ross
Joined: 06.01.2019

Jun 14 @ 12:21 PM ET
Please no goalies in the first round!!!!! Jonathan Bernier anyone? He was going to be the savior, he never made it to #1 on the Kings let alone anywhere else. Martin Jones? Undrafted. Most goalies are 3rd and 4th rounders. They are way to unpredictable in development. Kings top 3 pick MUST be no doubters. Remember when the Kings had 3 first rounders? Yeah, me too. When you have the high picks, they absolutely must pan out or you flounder for years.
- gradyspop


Def always a gamble drafting a goalie.

One of the more important drafts of recent years is right around the corner...