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Will Jacob Markstrom become better than Lundqvist?

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12-05-2008, 09:56 AM
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Will Jacob Markstrom become better than Lundqvist?

What do you think?

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12-05-2008, 10:00 AM
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incredibly early to make such comparison.. He sure seems on the right track and I could see it possible down the road considering his size, his age and his current success.

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12-05-2008, 10:02 AM
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I'll revisit this question in three to four years.

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I think that it's too early to tell. Goaltenders all hit a developmental stride at a different age, so I can't predict what is in store for Markstrom at 18 years old. Considering that he is a terrific talent, I think the ability is there, but I've also seen talented young goalies fail to progress past the junior level (Marc Denis and Corey Hirsch come to mind immediately.)

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to early to tell

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He was just drafted 6 months ago. Let's wait until he makes it to North America.

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12-05-2008, 10:33 AM
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This is not a comparison. It is what you think, in other words, highly hypotehical question, which is fine to ask right now.

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12-05-2008, 12:38 PM
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I think he would have to be one of the luckiest prospects in the world to become that good. No.

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12-05-2008, 12:56 PM
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God, I hope so. Not going to get my hopes up, though.

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12-05-2008, 02:35 PM
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I think he would have to be one of the luckiest prospects in the world to become that good. No.
Well some are calling him the greatest Swedish goalie prospect they have had. If he can be ANYWHERE near Henrik, I will be more than happy. What a steal for the Panthers, how this guy wasnt picked earlier is beyond me.

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12-05-2008, 02:54 PM
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Well some are calling him the greatest Swedish goalie prospect they have had. If he can be ANYWHERE near Henrik, I will be more than happy. What a steal for the Panthers, how this guy wasnt picked earlier is beyond me.
I was gonna say "who?" thanks...

That said, its too early to answer your question with anything but a no.

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12-05-2008, 03:23 PM
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I was gonna say "who?" thanks...

That said, its too early to answer your question with anything but a no.
Go check out the prospects thread, and the Swedish WJC thread. A lot of people have nothing but high praises for him.

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I think he would have to be one of the luckiest prospects in the world to become that good. No.
Luckier than a 205 pick overall turning out as good as Lundqvist?

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12-06-2008, 08:27 AM
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God, I hope so. Not going to get my hopes up, though.
No goalie will ever be considered the best one in the world, playing in Florida

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No way...Lundqvist is an elite goaltender, and nobody saw it coming. I don't think Markstrom will ever be near his level of greatness.

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12-06-2008, 05:06 PM
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Will he become better than Lundqvist? He already is better than Lundqvist.

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There should've been a "too early to tell" option. Sure he has the potential to be a good, maybe even better, but its near impossible to predict goalie prospects, especially at so young an age.

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If Markstrom is better than Lundqvist is he going to win the Vezina in his first three years in the league?

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I realize the draft is a crap shoot, but if a goalie is projected to be as good or better than a goalie of Lundqvist's calibur, he goes top 5, maybe 1st overall.

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Lundqvist is a top 3 goalie goalie, the only one over him is Brodeur and Luongo has a small case.

Basically, the question becomes "Will Jacob Markstrom be the best goalie in the NHL?" - Maybe, or maybe some goalie picked in the 7th round, or one that went undrafted. Did anyone think that Hasek picked @ #199 in the tenth round would be the best goalie of his era? Nope.

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