The March 4 edition of The Hockey News focuses largely on goaltending, with a number of features and rankings, including a grading of whom they rate as the National Hockey League’s top 30 netminders "based mainly on performance this season, with input from scouts."
The Canadiens’ Cristobal Huet comes in at 22nd, down one spot from last year. Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo is No. 1; former Canadiens Tomas Vokoun, Florida (OK, just one game); José Theodore, Colorado; and Mathieu Garon, Edmonton, are ranked a respective 7, 20 and 25.
Carey Price, while not ranked on this list, is No. 1 of the "top 75 NHL-affiliated prospects" on the magazine’s Future Watch 2008 list.
"(Price) has won at every level and it won’t be long before he’s the main man in Montreal," THN says of this rank, based on voting conducted by a panel of 21 NHL scouts who were asked to rank prospects in terms of five-to-10-year upside.