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Do you think Linus Ullmark will be elite

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Do you guys think Ullmark will realistically become an elite goalie in the future or is he going to be a middle of the road guy. 

I always thought he would be when he was with the amerks. 

I'm curious what you guys think. I really like this guy and hope he becomes something special 

 

Or do you guys think we wait to see how luukkonen develops 

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No. I think he will be better than last season though. He is probably a decent stopgap to get us to Luukkonen but unless he really improves, probably not going to be elite. Starter maybe but not elite. 

Luukkonen has the chance to be elite though. 

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Nope.  By this point in numerous goaltenders' careers, I knew they'd be elite.  I don't see it with Ullmark.

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Definitely don't believe he will be elite. I'm concerned he won't be average let alone elite.

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No, I don’t think so.  I think he will be a decent backup/fringe starter.  Goalies are strange though, so maybe he can be a good NHL starter.  Elite would be highly unlikely, I would think.

Seems like a heck of a nice guy though, so I’m rooting for him.

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No.  Not elite, but a decent starter and a very solid backup / fill in when the Sabres are good in a few years.  I think that guy with the long name that starts with 'L' will be an excellent starting goalie, maybe elite.

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I think he may have an “elite” season or two in him.  His ceiling is still high even at 26 - goalie development is strange like that. 

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I think he will be a good back up, but if he doesn' t perform this year as a starter.   UPL will be here in january.

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2 minutes ago, Huckleberry said:

I think he will be a good back up, but if he doesn' t perform this year as a starter.   UPL will be here in january.

Nope. UPL will spend the entire season in Rochester. 

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4 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

Nope. UPL will spend the entire season in Rochester. 

I dont think he will be with the Sabres this year either. I thought he had hip surgery and would be starting later than the rest of the team

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7 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

Nope. UPL will spend the entire season in Rochester. 

Depends on how well our current goalies perform, but if they really stink it up I can see UPL being here.

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Ullmark will be a solid NHL backup for most of his career. He may have a year or two where he’s considered a starting goalie. But overall, he’ll spend most of his career as a backup.

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12 minutes ago, miles said:

I dont think he will be with the Sabres this year either. I thought he had hip surgery and would be starting later than the rest of the team

 

9 minutes ago, Huckleberry said:

Depends on how well our current goalies perform, but if they really stink it up I can see UPL being here.

He had hip surgery over the summer and this will be his first Pro NA year. He will be in Rochester all year. 

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Thanks guys for the replies. I really like ullmark so I guess I was hoping he was better than he actually was.

 

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Just now, darksabre said:

I project Linus as Marty Biron 

Marty came to mind for me as well, but I thought better of it, because I think Marty was just more talented than Ullmark is/will be. Neither are/were elite.

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IMO he’s about 50/50 to ever be considered an NHL starting goalie.

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I think he has the potential to be a solid NHL goalie, a quality backup for sure and possibly a decent starting goaltender.  At this point, I don't see him becoming elite.  I assume elite means one of the top handful of goalies in the league and/or a perennial all-star.  If he remains a Sabre, I hope that I am wrong and the he does become elite!

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He still has a chance, IMO. Last year was a tale of two goalies.

His emergence is probably necessary to making the playoffs this year.

Really pulling for him. Good dude.

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3 hours ago, darksabre said:

I project Linus as Marty Biron 

Exactly.  He's a taller Marty with a Minnesota accent. 

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3 minutes ago, Taro T said:

Exactly.  He's a taller Marty with a Minnesota accent. 

Minnesota? 

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