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06-28-2012, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Tonellisghost View Post
Markstrom will be a rookie when he comes in and will need at least another season or maybe even two before he takes the reigns. JB would be an ideal pick up for Fla. They would have their exceptional young starting goalie who they can deal if and or when Markstrom proves he can take the job away.

If Markstrom for whatever reason doesn't make it then they have their man, if he does then they will have one heck of a bargaining chip in JB.
Which seems to me all the more reason for them to go out and get an established vet to fill in for a year while Markstrom gets his feet wet, instead of giving up significant assets for a player that may only be usable for a year or two and then replaced. Having two basically rookie goaltenders fighting, no matter how good they are, just seems like a recipe for disaster. Plus as you said Florida needs a lot more things on top of a goaltender. Better to give up those assets on other positions instead of another top young goaltender.

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