Goaltending discussion thread (edit: Markstrom called up)
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02-06-2013, 02:48 PM
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I didn't understand resigning Clemmensen last year. Is he a serviceable back up goalie? Sure. He had a solid season last year. But I don't get it. I think Markstrom had proved he was ready for the NHL in his short stint last year. He's still clearly the best goalie outside the NHL.
That being said, I'd call him up only if there's an injury or we just go downhill. The goaltending has not been very good, but it certainly isn't the main issue.
To the poster who mentioned Sergei Gayduchenko.. he's not an NHL caliber goalie. He's a big guy, but he lacks some of the movement skills necessary to be a solid NHL net minder. He reminds me a bit of Alexander Salak
Exactly what my thought process was. Re-signing Clemmensen with Markstrom on this team with NHL experience made no sense to me. If Tallon thought he was ready last year, why wasn't he ready this year? It's not like his seven games here last year were bad. They were nothing great but they were not bad.
In Clemmensen's defense, the defense has played like crap around him, especially Kuba. I don't think cutting him right now would be completely fair to him after what he did last year. Add to the fact the question of depth if one of Markstrom or Theodore goes down and I think right now, we have to stay where we're at.
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