Panthers Assign Markstrom to San Antonio
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11-07-2011, 02:01 PM
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Your opinion is based on the premise that it is to Markstrom's detriment to have stayed. There is no basis for that opinion. His play demonstrated the requisite talent and maturity to play NHL hockey day in and out. He would play at least half the remaing games. so he would get plenty of action. He is by far the best of the three goalies.
in no regard does it ruin "the plan", and moreover, if a plan is not malleable, it is not a plan.
Goaltending at this level is all about consistency. He hasn't proven he is able to play at a high level consistently. While this is in fact due to circumstance, it is still an issue. I have no doubt that if he dominates the AHL for an
extended period of time
, he will be brought back to the NHL.
His time in the NHL at this point would be split with Theodore. He will be the clear #1 in the AHL and will get plenty of time to prove himself further.
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