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Drafting goalies still risky business

Updated: June 24, 2004, 4:20 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

Based on his charisma alone you would think Michigan goaltender Al Montoya would be the drop-dead certain first pick among goaltenders eligible for this weekend's NHL entry draft.

Throw in a gold medal performance for the United States at the World Junior Championship in Finland last winter and a .917 save percentage for the Wolverines, en route to a 26-12-2 record there, and there's little reason to doubt that the likable, articulate and poised 6-foot-1, 190-pound young man deserves his ...

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