Markstrom called up
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02-25-2013, 02:20 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Broward, FL
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Not if the team he plays for has no talent, no work ethic, and no coaching.
I hate Jaques Martin but he was right about building a team from the net out. We have the goalie we just need the defense and offense. It takes time and if it means a couple of years of bad attendance to build a stanley cup champion then so be it.
There seems to be a dichotomy of the direction of the team's direction based on whether or not you invested money into season tickets or not, which is understandable. If I invested thousands of dollars into this team every season my opinion would change as well. At the end of the day, we all want the team to do well.
I don't get what you mean. Playing for bad teams did not hurt Roberto Luongo's career/confidence. The guy is still one of the best goalies in hockey today. In his prime, he was top-3, at least. What's the big deal?
At what point is Markstrom just going to learn up here? Is there something in Markstrom's contract that says he can only be in the NHL if the team in front of him is great? Is he not going to be here next year? I'm guessing the team next year is not going to be much greater. I'm sure it will be better, but we won't be looking like Stanley Cup contenders on paper next year either, realistically speaking. The coach is definitely going to be the same guy next year, and I'm not sure why he's disliked now.
It's a #'s game right now. Theodore and Clemmer are still under contract, and I guess that Tallon hasn't found a trade partner for Theo yet. Can't carry 3 goalies with guys coming back. It's as simple as that. There's really no explanation for it.
The San Antonio Rampage are not good either so it's not as if Markstrom is going to be enjoying W's every night for his performances down there. If anything, it would probably hurt a person's confidence more to lose in a lesser league. I wouldn't be surprised if Markstrom struggles in the AHL now for a bit. Playing on a bad team with nothing to play for, really.
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