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03-04-2014, 06:43 PM
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Jacob Markstrom

What do we have in our new goaltender? The 24-year old from Sweden was considered the best goaltender prospect in the world after dominating Sweden, the AHL and having flashes of brilliance in the NHL. Seemed to completely fall apart this season putting up very mediocre numbers and being sent back to the AHL.

I personally think this could be a great trade but getting damaged goods from the Panthers really hasn't worked out so well for the Canucks in the Gillis years.

What say you? What's your assessment of Markstrom and his future with this team?

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He's 6'6 and his nickname is apparently 'The Alien' because of how huge he is in goal:


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We have the best goaltending coach in the league. As long as Melanson sticks around, Markstrom will have no problems developing.

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Coming off player of the month in the AHL in February.

6'6, lots of potential and needed a change of scenery and better coaching. Great situation for Lack and Markstrom to lean on one another for support, push each other and have fun doing it.

At 24, his future is very much uncertain. Nice pickup for a re-tooling team.

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Coming off player of the month in the AHL in February.

6'6, lots of potential and needed a change of scenery and better coaching. Great situation for Lack and Markstrom to lean on one another for support, push each other and have fun doing it.

At 24, his future is very much uncertain. Nice pickup for a re-tooling team.
And Eriksson (bizarrely from the same Brynas system) is still right behind them.

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Markstrom's so called "holes" in his game are exactly what Melanson, who also prefers working with bigger goalies, preaches.

He is only one unfinished season removed from being a AAA prospect.

He has been turning the table recently down in the 'A'

I think Markstrom could be a hit here. Lack was also his back-up in Sweden.

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His stats will probably greatly improve in our system. Hopefully he's enough to push Lack, because our AHL options aren't ready for the big show yet.

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I personally don't like him right now.

He's more athletic than Lack - which is a problem right now. He is like MAF, overreacting and committing himself early. He shows a surprising lack of poise at least when I've seen him play at a the NHL level.

Lack right now plays a much simpler game but IMO he doesn't have the raw talent and mobility of Markstrom (well, supposedly). But his game is calmer and right now more effective.

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Coming off player of the month in the AHL in February.

6'6, lots of potential and needed a change of scenery and better coaching. Great situation for Lack and Markstrom to lean on one another for support, push each other and have fun doing it.

At 24, his future is very much uncertain. Nice pickup for a re-tooling team.
Markstrom is fun.



The Canucks really should play the song for him.

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The Canucks have done an excellent job in recent years of developing quality goaltenders. (retaining them is a problem for another day)

I'm cautiously optimistic. If Markstrom can get back on track, it could be huge.

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Markstrom is big and is skilled. He only needs to shore up some positional play in net. Tends to play deep, rebounds are a problem, as noted by others, but the kid has All-Star potential in my opinion, based on the inherent talent, coupled with a solid goaltending coaching staff in Vancouver.

I've been following him for years, albeit because of a fantasy hockey keeper pool, but i've read numerous scouting reports, watched videos on the kid, looked at comparative reports between him and others that he emulates and who's style is similar to his, and it points to untapped potential that needs to fostered before it pays off.

The good thing is that this kid has the assets in net to pay off large.

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I personally don't like him right now.

He's more athletic than Lack - which is a problem right now. He is like MAF, overreacting and committing himself early. He shows a surprising lack of poise at least when I've seen him play at a the NHL level.

Lack right now plays a much simpler game but IMO he doesn't have the raw talent and mobility of Markstrom (well, supposedly). But his game is calmer and right now more effective.
*cough*Melanson*cough*

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He will get the right opportunities with Vancouver it's up to him if he seizes it

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Very cool seeing Lack and Markstrom's history together



Tall and skinny is the future!

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I've been watching this guy for a while now and still believe he can be that elite goaltender. I think 2 super tall younger swede goalies can work off each other and get where they need to be, and have a blast doing so.

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Very cool seeing Lack and Markstrom's history together



Tall and skinny is the future!
They'll both fill out as they age and undergo the conditioning system of a club like Vancouver's.

That, along with a couple of years of NHL experience and solid goaltending coaching, the future looks bright with them as the Canucks' tandem.

Patience will be required by fans however.

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I was just going to post in the Luongo thread, but Markstrom is not just filler. He has a very high skill level; he was ranked the #1 goalie prospect in the world for a long time on goalieguild. He's had a terrible season this year in the NHL and had a sub par season last year in the NHL. But it is a very small sample size and he is very young for a goalie. It is not uncommon for goalies to break out into the NHL at 25 or later (he's 24). And what's he played, 43 games total in the NHL? He's just beginning his career. And with his talent and size, there's no telling how far he can go. Hell, he could even become the next Eddie Lack

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Yea, I agree with Socratic. Sure it's been a disappointing year for Markstrom, but he's really one poor year away from being one of the top goaltending prospects in the world.

Like others have mentioned, Melanson will help put him back on the right track. Should be really interesting to watch going forward.

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I was just going to post in the Luongo thread, but Markstrom is not just filler. He has a very high skill level; he was ranked the #1 goalie prospect in the world for a long time on goalieguild. He's had a terrible season this year in the NHL and had a sub par season last year in the NHL. But it is a very small sample size and he is very young for a goalie. It is not uncommon for goalies to break out into the NHL at 25 or later (he's 24). And what's he played, 43 games total in the NHL? He's just beginning his career. And with his talent and size, there's no telling how far he can go. Hell, he could even become the next Eddie Lack
Look at Schneider.

A little extra development did not hurt him.

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You will love this kid, i promise.

Franchise treated him like total crap. He didn't even have a goalie coach in the AHL. Tremendous talent. Some of our young novice fans don't realize a 23-24 yr old goalie is not fully cooked.

Typical canuck panther trade...both teams benefit.

Who made out the best? Gina. ;-)

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Personally not enthused about Markstrom. Won't be a Canuck for too long imo.

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I guess we'll see what Melanson can do to help him with his game. And if it doesn't pan out we can trade for another goalie seeing as though their value is pretty low.

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