Bachmann: upper level talent, solid team, great showing in few NHL games. Lehtonen is the clear #1 when healthy, but faced some issues staying so.. has a chance to take it over if Lehtonen goes down.
Irving: Kipper will have to play a lot if Calgary wants to make the POs. Irving gets a chance to take over the Flames when Kipper retires...but this may take time and even if Irving plays well I dont see him to be a good FH option in the near future
Hackett: good talent, but might only have a chance to play if Harding or Backstrom gets injured...and only as backup. good guy, just better goalies up fron
Poulin... Islanders... you never know what happens there. avoid him
Khudobin should get the backup job in Boston. never saw him play, but Rask...and Tuuka will run away with this for years.
1) Bachmann - he will be a NHL goaltender
2) Irving - good chance to end up with an NHL career
3) Hackett - lot of talent up front
4) Khudobin - If he gets the job as a backup, he will play on a good team
5) Poulin - I think not even the Islanders know who will be playing there ...
I consider only Bachmann and Irving for keepers with little value know, but may end up just solid. the rest has nearly no value for FH.
Thanks man for the insight! It actually confirms what I've been thinking. I may have ranked Khudobin a bit higher for the playing time that he's likely to get in the immediate future (IF there's an immediate future in the NHL that is...), but for the long run he's burried behind Rask I guess.