Over the course of the last week or so I have noticed that many of the mock drafts have the Devils selecting goaltender Malcolm Subban at the end of the first round. Do you think the Devils are looking to use this pick on the future Brodeur replacement? Consensus has Andrei Vasilevskias as the first goaltender coming off the board around pick 20 (possibly to Chicago at 18). The next goaltender off the board would be Subban who is expected to be within striking distance of the Devils at the end of round 1. How would you feel about the Devils drafting Subban if he is on the board at #29?
29. New Jersey - Malcolm Subban (G)
Amazingly Subban did not pick up the position until he was 12 however he has the reflexes, athleticism and skills to be a potential starter in the NHL. Missed a bulk of the season with several nagging injuries but still managed to lead the OHL in many statistical categories. Belleville played considerably different with him in the pipes as he has the ability to steal games. It’s a bit of a surprise that the Devils kept this pick as they have to surrender a number one pick in the next three years as punishment for the irregularities in the signing of Ilya Kovalchuk two years ago but if Subban is still available in this spot, it’s a steal.