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06-17-2006, 12:23 PM
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OT: Playoff observations (Markkanen)

He's been a hell of a lot better than Roloson has, IMO. Markkanen has been downright awesome in this series. I could care less if it's only one series. He's certainly impressed me in a few games more than Roloson has. Maybe he's just on a hot streak, but damn.

He's always shown flashes of brilliance at times.

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I remember being a little pissed when we traded him away, I always thought he was a very solid backup for us.

He's playing great though right now in the playoffs.

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Watch what you say. Glen might ship out Henrik and a 1st round pick for him.

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I was definately miffed in moving him.

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Is Markannen free after this year? He could find his way back if Sather decides to move Weekes at the draft. He certainly has done nothing to hurt his stock as a top flight backup.

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Roloson was an MVP candidate for the playoffs....

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check out maarkanen's GAA while playing for a very defensively poor Rangers team. Its pretty damn good if you ask me.

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He's always shown flashes of brilliance at times.
I think the same could be said for just about any goalie that has ever played in the NHL. The guy is a backup at best (just ask the Edmonton fans who had to wallow in his mediocrity for most of the regular season). The Oilers are extremely lucky that he has been able to get hot at such an important time of the year.

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It's amazing that Edmonton got into the playoffs and through the first 3 rounds without Markkanen!

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Even though he's played great I'm not sold on Roloson, his mediocre career up until now isn't erased by one playoff run. Markkanen still hasn't proven to me that he's an NHL #1. Both have played some great goal this past month though.

Can't say I'd take Jussi over Henrik, or even Montoya at this point. But he would be a lovely backup for Henke next year.

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Hopefully this proves that although important, NHL goaltending is the most overrated position in any of the major sports, hands down. Rolosson, MVP of the playoffs? Going against rooking, Cam Ward? Replaced by third stringer, Jussi Markkanen? Wonder what Olaf Kolzig and Nikolai Khabibulin are doing right now ....

Maybe this will help us realize what value we have in Weekes as a backup, making us not booing him out of the building when he doesn't make the save we want them to.

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Jussi did get the SO tonight, however i think Carolinas final shot total was 11. I Imagine had the Canes got 30 it would have been a closer game Edmonton just dominated them tonight.

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roloson has been amazing throughout the playoffs, im sorry markkanen has been hot this series, but roloson stood on his head at times against the wings and the sharks, he didnt have as hard a time vs the ducks, but he was the front runner for the MVP for the oil's playoff run before getting hurt IMO

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roloson has been amazing throughout the playoffs, im sorry markkanen has been hot this series, but roloson stood on his head at times against the wings and the sharks, he didnt have as hard a time vs the ducks, but he was the front runner for the MVP for the oil's playoff run before getting hurt IMO
Agreed, Jon has no idea what he's saying if he thinks Roloson 'just got lucky' beating the Wings and Sharks

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Is Markannen free after this year? He could find his way back if Sather decides to move Weekes at the draft. He certainly has done nothing to hurt his stock as a top flight backup.
Markannen is signed for next season. You can probably have Conklin, though.

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Hopefully this proves that although important, NHL goaltending is the most overrated position in any of the major sports, hands down. Rolosson, MVP of the playoffs? Going against rooking, Cam Ward? Replaced by third stringer, Jussi Markkanen? Wonder what Olaf Kolzig and Nikolai Khabibulin are doing right now ....

Maybe this will help us realize what value we have in Weekes as a backup, making us not booing him out of the building when he doesn't make the save we want them to.

You mean most underrated right? Unfortunately goaltending in hockey is like pitching in baseball, players often play above and below their level,. sometimes in consecutive games. If you don't think goaltending is important how do you explain the train wreck in Philadelphia for the last 15 years?

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