Colorado Avalanche: Redrafting The 2009 NHL Draft

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Round 6

Mar 19, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula (56) against the Washington Capitals at Xcel Energy Center. The Capitals defeated the Wild 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

154th overall: 
Colorado Avalanche pick — G Brandon Maxwell
New pick — C Erik Haula (182nd to MIN) 

The Colorado Avalanche and their goalies. I don’t know what it is, but they just don’t seem to be successful when drafting goaltenders. But what can we do… Brandon Maxwell never even played an AHL game, but is now active in Europe. Goaltenders tend to be late-bloomers, so who knows, we might see him back in North America one day. The Philadelphia Flyers for example, signed 32-year-old Rob Zepp out of Germany in 2014. Zepp was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999 and by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2001, but that’s a different story. What I am saying is that there is still a chance that we see Maxwell in North America one day.

As much as I hate admitting that the Minnesota Wild did a better job at something than the Colorado Avalanche, I have to do it here. Erik Haula is the perfect forward for a skilled bottom line like the Wild like to have. He has only played two NHL seasons, but that’s more than Maxwell and there is more to come.

Next: Round 7