NHL 2010 Top Draft Prospects: Calvin Pickard

June 14th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »
Original posting at Resurfacing the Ice

Mikko Koskinen. Chet Pickard. Joel Gistedt. Jonathan Bernier. Tuukka Rask.

What do all of these players have in common?

They were each the first goaltender taken in their respective drafts since the lockout.

When Calvin Pickard becomes the next player added to that list, will he be on the side of goaltenders who made a difference? Or will he turn into another no-name, washed-up goaltender who just didn’t have what it takes?

"He's a solid goalie," one scout said in an interview with NHL.com. "He's not really a huge goalie (6-foot, 200 pounds), but he plays big. His positional play is excellent; he reads the play very good. His net coverage is exceptional. He's smart, he's strong, got those go ...

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