German Scouting: End-Season Rankings Goaltenders Rank Name (CSB-Rank) League Team Birthdate HT WT Catches 1 Pätzold, Dimitri (3) Germany Erding 03-Feb-83 6 183 L 2 Koslow, Patrick Germany Jr. Mannheim Jr. 06-Jan-85 5'10 168 3 Rohde, Christian Germany Augsburg 02-Okt-82 6 172 L 4 Kotschnew, Dimitrj Germany III Hamburg 15-Jul-81 6 179 5 Morczinietz, Martin Germany Jr. Geretsried Jr. 16-Aug-84 6 Voigt, Benjamin Germany II Bietigheim 19-Mar-82 6'1 185 7 Schnelle, Tim Germany II Bietigheim 02-Jan-82 5'10 186 8 Ehelechner, Patrick Germany IV Mannheim II 29-Sep-84 9 Aus den Birken, Danny Germany Jr. Mannheim Jr. 15-Feb-85 10 Niemz, Martin Germany Jr. Riessersee Jr. 30-Mar-83 German Scouting: End-Season Rankings Forwards Rank Name (CSB-Rank) League Team Birthdate HT WT Pos Shot 1 Goc, Marcel (12) Germany Schwenningen 23-Aug-83 6'1 187 C L 2 Greilinger, Thomas (70) Germany Schwenningen 06-Aug-81 5'11 194 RW R 3 Grygiel, Adrian Germany Krefeld 13-Sep-83 5'10 179 RW R 4 Hinterstocker, Martin (100)Germany II Riessersee 01-Feb-83 6 187 LW L 5 Ullmann, Christoph Germany IV Köln II 19-May-83 6 192 C 6 Kink, Marcus Germany Jr. Riessers Read more»
For as long as the Buffalo Sabres franchise has existed, there has been one position on this team that is rarely wanting for talent, specifically the goaltending. From the early years of the franchise with the acrobatic Roger Crozier, to the present day team featuring future Hall-of-Famer Dominik Hasek and star-in-waiting Martin Biron, the goaltender’s position has been the one area where Buffalo has seemingly always had quality talent to draw upon.
The good news for Sabres fans is that this run of good fortune at the goaltending position should continue into the foreseeable future. Indeed, Buffalo may have more good young puckstoppers in the organization than at any time in team history. Buffalo’s current backup goalie, Martin Biron, has already shown that he has the ability to be the go-to guy once Hasek decides to hang up his pads, yet Martin won’t turn 24 until August. And the depth does not end with Biron, as the Sabres have a couple of quality prospects waiting in the wings should Martin falter or become trade bait.
Buffalo’s top goaltending prospect, not to mention the top prospect in the organization, is Mika Noronen of the AHL’s Rochester Americans. Mika last season turned in a performance that earned him The Hockey News’ Minor Pro Prospect of the Year award, as well as several other honors. Not content to rest on his laurels, Noronen has turned in another strong showing during the 2000-01 season, as he was the major reason that the low scoring Americans Read more»
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