Dec 15, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>wingss</b></div><div>Also no. Those rankings haven't been updated in a few months, and nobody is going to draft a goalie that high. It's just stupid. There's been too many times where it hasn't panned out, and goalies in today's NHL can come out of nowhere. Why waste a top ten pick when you can draft a goalie in the 3rd or 4th round and still become a solid NHL starter. I think Askarov's range is right in that 8/9/10 range, but wouldn't be surprised if he fell lower. I would, however, be surprised if he was picked much higher.</div></div>
Multiple scouting sites have said with extreme confidence that Askarov is the next Generation goaltender & their has not been a Goaltender this good in a draft since Carey Price. Whom i would say worked out pretty well for MTL.
Per HockeyWrites Craig Button <a href="https://thehockeywriters.com/new-goaltenders-led-by-yaroslav-askarov/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://thehockeywriters.com/new-goaltenders-led-by-yaroslav-askarov/</a>
"Askarov is no ordinary goaltending prospect. TSN Director of Scouting, Craig Button, believes that the netminder, among others, could challenge Alexis Lafreniere for the number one spot come draft day in June 2020. With all of the talent in the draft, I think that it will be difficult for Askarov to go first overall, but he’s definitely a top-10, possibly top-five, pick."
Another site i am not to familiar with calling him potentially the best Russian Goalie prospect ever <a href="https://www.beerleagueheroes.com/2020-nhl-draft-profile-yaroslav-askarov-the-best-russian-goalie-prospect-ever/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.beerleagueheroes.com/2020-nhl-draft-profile-yaroslav-askarov-the-best-russian-goalie-prospect-ever/</a>
Another site calling him better than Spencer Knight (WHom went 13th in 2019) and again praising him. <a href="https://puckprose.com/2019/08/03/2020-nhl-draft-prospect-jan-mysak-outshines-jaromir-jagr/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://puckprose.com/2019/08/03/2020-nhl-draft-prospect-jan-mysak-outshines-jaromir-jagr/</a>