Goaltending discussion thread (edit: Markstrom called up)
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02-06-2013, 12:25 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Antonio
Originally Posted by
Devils fan here in peace.
I see lots of people saying things like "needing to have Markstrom play a full year in the AHL" before promoting him.
Alright fair enough. Problem is that he isn't playing a full year in the AHL. Not even close. Why is DGM playing so much down there?
Since Dec 1st, DGM has started 8 of 27 games and relieved Markstrom in one other. And in 4 of those cases, he was playing either the middle or last game of a 3 in 3. In 2 other instances, he played the game immediately following a poor performance by Markstrom. Finally, Markstrom is winless and actually pretty terrible playing at Houston, so DGM got that start Monday night.
So, DGM isn't playing a lot recently. He played a lot early in the season because Markstrom was struggling badly. He also happens to be very very good.
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