As a team that hasn’t been strong at goaltending for the last two seasons, the Blackhawks may be looking for a young prospect to take over the reins in years to come. Drafting a goaltender in round one may be the best way to get their hands on the best available up-and-comer in the net. Malcolm Subban appears to be the best bet for the future of Chicago in the 2012 draft.
The Belleville Bulls (OHL) goalie has a tremendous upside that is worth taking a chance on. With a 6’1”, 188-lb. frame, great athleticism, and a proven track record, he is a very attractive prospect for any team seeking a goaltender for the future.
Although Subban is arguably the best available goaltender in the draft, he will most likely still be available in the mid-first round, making him a tempting choice for the Hawks. With neither Crawford (27 years old) or Emery (29) looking like a long-term solution, the few years it will probably take for Subban to become NHL-ready could prove to be great timing for the Hawks, allowing them to say goodbye to a goaltender or two in their early to mid-thirties in favor of a talented youngster like Subban.
Other goaltenders the Blackhawks may be interested in
|Stolarz, Anthony||Corpus Christi||NAHL|
|Vasilevski, Andrei||Ufa 2||RUSSIA-JR.|
|Dansk, Oscar||Brynas Jr.||SWE-JR.|
|Korpisalo, Joonas||Jokerit Jr.||FINLAND-JR.|
Keith is a graduate of Carroll University where he majored in journalism. Along with writing for The Hockey Writers, Keith also works in sports radio out of Chicago and blogs about Big Ten Conference athletics. In addition to hockey, Keith is also a huge fan of football, basketball and baseball.