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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Capitals Select Steffen Soberg 117th Overall

The Washington Capitals have drafted goaltender Steffen Soberg with the 117th overall selection in this year's NHL Entry Draft.  Soberg is from Oslo, Norway, and was regarded as the seventh best goaltender available in the draft. He had a 4.17 GAA and a .884 save percentage to go along with five wins in 27 games last year in Norway's GET-Ligaen. Surely these are not impressive numbers in Norway. They can't be.  Right?
Soberg may be well regarded by some, the fact that the Caps already have four goalies in their system makes this pick rather silly to me.  Washington does not need goalies, they need role players and defensemen.  I guess we'll need to get them later in the draft.  More to come on this.

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