Prospect Ramblings: Prospect Goalie Chances – East Division

Pat Quinn

2021-04-01

 

Welcome to the Thursday prospect ramblings. This week I will continue my series of looking at NHL teams’ goalie prospects, if there is room for them in the near future, and how long I estimate they could take to be on the roster. I have already completed the West division (check it out) and the North division. Just remember with my “analysis”:

“Goalies can take a long time to get to the NHL and sometimes us Fantasy GMs forget that as they are the shiny new toy that we falsely proclaim “will be the starter if they give him a shot next season.” I always remind myself to look at goalie prospects differently. There are only so many NHL spots, and one year a goalie can be unstoppable and the next year he is on waivers because he is so bad. Goalies need to be looked in a way where you look at the team, see who is starting what their contract(s) are like, and how likely the prospect will get to actually start.” –

 

Here is my #GoodTweet of the week:

 

 

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Boston

Rask and Halak are both UFAs this off season and are 34 and 35 respectively. With Boston being in “Cup Contender” mode there are a few options Boston can do, and of course no one knows if Rask will really retire as rumours suggest. Option one has both Rask and Halak returning with one, or both, contract(s) being at least a year; option two has Rask retire or move on to another team; option three has Halak retire or move on; and option four has