For the Draft, my first choice was Nino Niederreiter, but Frank the Panthers bastard stole him for the Thrashers, but perhaps that was a blessing in disguise. I scouted around for a couple of days and discovered goaltender Mathieu Corbeil-Theriault – the 6’5” (or 6’6” or 6’7” depending on the website you visit) from the CHL Halifax Mooseheads who is already being compared with the legend that is Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
In every comment I’ve read, observers have said they can’t believe how a kid this big can move so fast. He’s definitely channeling Jiggy with his ability to fill up the net and take away the corners. Halifax got back to me this morning and confirmed he is a butterfly style player.
Check out the vids – the kid is absolutely Flop-Tastically Fearless!
Turns out fellow writer and mastermind behind our Mock Draft (insert diabolical laughter here) Bobby works with Corbie’s (yes, I’ve already given him a nickname) older brother who says he is an excellent player, but juuuuuuust a bit cocky at times.
Quick stats: During the 2009-10 season, Corbeil played 50 games, posting a 3.83 goals-against average and a .883 save percentage while earning an 8-39-0 record.
Random fact: With his September 1991 birthday, he’s one of the oldest players in the 2010 draft class.
Yeah, I’m gonna catch some bovine excrement for this and I do love Hillsey, buuuuut we need another JSG. Someone who makes the goal vanish David Copperfield style. Someone with some ‘tude and arrogance. Someone with élan and serious Joie de Vivre!
…and tendons made out of rubberbands and muscles out of superballs.
And here’s the silliness I discovered while searching for stuff about Corbie.