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Alexandar Georgiev Scouting Report: A Goalie With Promise



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I’ve been working the phones pretty hard since the Colorado Avalanche acquired goalie Alexandar Georgiev from the New York Rangers earlier today, for three draft picks. I talked to a couple of “hockey people” who have seen him play a fair bit, and I got a pretty good report card.

“Good quickness, has a lot of promise, needs to play more to establish himself fully,” one longtime pro scout told Colorado Hockey Now, on the condition his name not be used. “Has the potential to be a good No. 1 guy.”

Another management source from another team told me, “On a team like Colorado, he should fare very well. Has the occasional hiccup (bad goals) but he wants to play and has a good work ethic.”

I also reached out to the obsessive Rangers guy who runs the excellent site “Forever Blueshirts.” They watch every single minute of every Rangers game obsessively and they provided me with this scouting report on Alexandar Georgiev:

“Alexandar Georgiev is a goalie that thrives on a solid workload and reps. He struggled this past season with spot starts, but when Igor Shesterkin was injured in January he found his game.”

I think it’s obviously strange that Darcy Kuemper didn’t come back to the Avs after winning a Stanley Cup. But that’s the way this business goes. When you win a Cup, everybody wants to get paid when their next contract is due.

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