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02-06-2013, 09:31 AM
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"“He was all right. He would’ve liked to have the shot off the wing back,’’ Dineen said of Clemmensen, who had 18 saves on 21 shots. “We had our opportunities to try and score, but we didn’t have much on the power play tonight.’’

So the coach had no issue with his play but posters want to move Markstrom up because why? Because YOU don't feel comfortable with him in net? It's crazy to think that the BACKUP GOALIE is an issue. We were in a position to win that game last night. Have you seen Theo's stats on this year? Do you think he's that bad or do you think the team in front of him is playing poorly? It's the team in front of him. And geez, give the guy a break, it's only his second start of the season after almost zero training camp and pre-season. He's not going to look in prime shape. And there's no way you can say he didn't look better as the game went on.

We need to let Markstrom develop properly and be patient. This is the formula for not screwing up prospects. Everyone loves Drew Shore and we developed him properly. Goalies take even more time. And there's no way it can be good for Markstrom to be put into a situation where he's playing behind a team that doesn't play D properly, turns the puck over, and makes dumb decisions. At the NHL level he'll get lit up and lose his confidence. He still needs to work on his rebound control and play as much as possible at the AHL level. Next season it's his job to win at the NHL level.

It's so weird how obsessed some of you are with hating on our backup goalie who was a good backup goalie last year. His stats were good, he won big games for us, and he's a cheap contract.

We'll see Markstrom eventually but there's no need for him right now.

If anything, call up nobody and demote Kovalev.

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