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    Flyers sign Yale goaltender Alex Lyon to entry-level contract

    http://www.broadstreethockey.com/201...level-contract

    The Philadelphia Flyers have landed one of the best goalies in NCAA hockey.

    Flyers sign Yale goaltender Alex Lyon to entry-level contract
    By Charlie O'Connor  @BSH_Charlie on Apr 5, 2016, 7:00p


    This morning, in Elliotte Friedman's always-informative "30 Thoughts" column, the Sportsnet reporter noted that the Philadelphia Flyers were one of the teams in the running to sign Yale goaltender Alex Lyon.

    6. One reporterís guess on the list for Yale free-agent goalie Alex Lyon? Carolina, Chicago, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Philadelphia.

    Just hours later, Philadelphia apparently succeeded in making a strong enough pitch to Lyon, and added the intriguing young prospect to their pipeline.

    Lyon is a 23-year old American goaltender who has spent the last three years playing for the Yale Bulldogs of the ECAC. Over the past two seasons, he has been one of the top netminders in collegiate hockey, posting a 15-7-4 record with a 0.938 save percentage in his sophomore season and an 19-8-4 record with a 0.936 save percentage in his just-concluded junior year.

    The Yale goalie was named a finalist for the Mike Richter Award (given to the best netminder in college) in both his sophomore and junior seasons, and was a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award given to the best overall player in college hockey this year.

    There's little risk in signing a player who showed collegiate promise to an entry-level deal, and Lyon joins a goalie pipeline in Philadelphia that currently includes Anthony Stolarz, Felix Sandstrom, Matej Tomek and Ivan Fedotov. Lyon will likely be given every chance to make the Lehigh Valley Phantoms next season.

    Goalies are notoriously difficult to scout, so the best way to find a franchise netminder is to stock the pipeline with lots of options with upside. If his college statistics are any indication, Lyon certainly qualifies.

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    This kid was being hotly pursued by multiple teams.

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    Flyers sign Yale goaltender Alex Lyon to entry-level contract

    How does no team own his draft rights?

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    Very technique-oriented goalie that combines quick reflexes with sound positional play. Superior core and lower-body strength exhibited through quick cross-crease pushes and smooth lateral movement. Quick glove hand that doesn't get beat very often. Isn't very scrambly and accurately predicts where the puck is going to hit him and where it will be redirected to if he doesn't hold onto it. Analyzes odd-man situations well and is always a step ahead. [EP] - See more at: http://www.eliteprospects.com/player....PnupgYTv.dpuf
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    Superior core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwingOnThis View Post
    How does no team own his draft rights?
    he wasn't drafted. He decided to not go back to Yale for his senior season.
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    I think there's a two year window for guys to be drafted. he was a middle-of-the-road guy and ended up going to college and playing well. he was beyond the draft window so he became a free agent. there are always a few guys that fall between the cracks either in college, juniors, or europe. they got Matt Read from college, they signed a guy that finished second in the Quebec league in defenseman scoring this past season, and Michael Raffl was a euro free agent.

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    don't dispute my knowledge of the college hockey draft process
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    don't tell me what to do, bro.

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    College goalies are tough to predict and his butterfly technique was lackluster at the combine. Efive's reasoning makes no sense at all.
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    yeah, he wasn't drafted because at the time he wasn't worthy. he got to college, worked things out, and worked his way into being a good prospect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pp999 View Post
    College goalies are tough to predict and his butterfly technique was lackluster at the combine. Efive's reasoning makes no sense at all.

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