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02-25-2013, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by adam graves View Post
This franchise traded Booth 5 games into a season so please dont tell me this franchise doesnt make rash decisions.

The basis for that decision was "accountability".

Markstrom was finally brought up after the team posted 30th of 30 goaltending average. The reason was making the goaltenders accountable.

Markstrom comes up and it is clear and uncontroverted Markstrom is the best of the three goalies. Markstrom can work on "the little things" up here with Tallas, not on a bus touring Texas.

A franchise has a responsibility to put the best product on the ice. Sending down the best of the three goalies is contrary to that.

If the team tanks, theyll be "feeling it" in a lot more ways. Those concert tickets wont seduce anyone.
Sorry the Booth trade was more than a yr in the making and Tallon has already confirmed that before. Saying that was a rash decision is not accurate at all. Yes it was about accountability and he saw more than a yr of Booth to judge whether he was the right player for the team he wanted to build.

Markstrom is the most talented of the 3, sure and probably gives us a good chance to win each game. But its not just about talent & winning games. Its also a business and that is the true responsibility of the franchise in reality. They need to balance the business side and sports side. So right now the best balanced decision was to send Markstrom back. It wont hurt him in any way and wont hurt the franchise either, contrary to your beliefs.

They are not tanking just because they demoted Markstrom. No team would openly be able to tank without trading off a bunch of players first and just icing an AHL team like we did just prior to hiring Tallon. Theo will be starting tomorrow and he'll be fine. Theo was playing awesome to start the season when everyone was out injured and kept us in those games even if we lost. If the team plays half way decent in front of him, he gives us a decent chance to win games. Stop assuming because of demoting a player that is not waiver eligible that the team is tanking right now.
Originally Posted by Erick View Post
The move is to trade Theodore to any team he'd accept to. He has more trade value than Clemmer. A team would give us a pick to have him as their backup.

Clemmer is fine next year as the backup, especially if the team is better. He's a backup, not a big deal. We could do a lot worse. Just live with it for another year. The guy is 15-7-9 over the past two years with this team. I wish we hadn't re-signed him, but we did so we live with it. 1.2 is fine. He's not the worst backup in the world.

Markstrom should be starting next year, hence the reason why he should be starting now. Give him the experience at this level so he'll be more ready next year! Playing for a garbage team in the AHL accomplishes nothing at this point. The season is over. Let Markstrom play.

Thank you Theodore for your contributions. Hope you win the Cup wherever you go, but it's time to go. He signed a 2-year deal here. Year 1, he helped get us to the playoffs. Year 2, we're not going anywhere so we'll do him a favor and send him to a contender so he can enjoy the last year of his career (since, apparently, he indicated he'd retire here at the time he signed). Everybody is happy.
I agree completely here. Yes I'm not a huge fan of Clemmensen but he is what he is. We signed him and I think we're probably stuck with him. Theo probably will get the majority of the starts and will attract interest by the trade deadline. Let him go to a team thats contending and then he can retire. Maybe even send him back to Montreal to finish out his career. He'll at least garner an asset back and would benefit us long term.

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