Good coach or not - it's better than not having any goalie coach at all which probably impacted (negatively) the most his development.
Originally Posted by Love
He was still the best goaltender in the AHL last month. He may have struggled a lot in Florida, but you'd be hard pressed to find an under 25 NHL goalie who hasnt had some serious bumps along the way.
Some other Panthers fan posted yesterday that Markstrom didnt even have a goalie coach in Florida and this poster seemed to think he was mistreated by the organization. I dont know if any of that is true or not, but I think its clear that a change of scenery will help both Luongo and Markstrom.
Take this with a grain of salt but HF did a prospects ranking this summer, and Markstrom finished very, very high.
1. Nathan MacKinnon, C - COL
2. Seth Jones, D - NSH
3. Evgeni Kuznetsov, RW - WSH
4. Jonathan Drouin, LW - TB
5. Alexander Barkov, C - FLA
6. Ryan Murray, D - CLB
7. Ryan Strome, C - NYI
8. Robin Lehner, G - OTT
9. Jacob Trouba, D - WPG
10. Elias Lindholm, C - CAR
11. Morgan Rielly, D - TOR
12. Sven Baertschi, LW - CGY
13. Mark Scheifele, C - WPG
14. Sean Monahan, C - CGY
15. Valeri Nichushkin, F - DAL
16. Mikhail Grigorenko, F - BUF
17. Mikael Granlund, C - MIN
18. Griffin Reinhart, D - NYI
19. Filip Forsberg, F - NSH
20. John Gibson, G - ANA
21. Jacob Markstrom, G - FLA
22. Hampus Lindholm, D - ANA
23. Oscar Klefbom, D - EDM
24. Darnell Nurse, D - EDM
25. Brandon Gormley, D - PHO
26. Rasmus Ristolainen, D - BUF
27. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G - TB 28. Bo Horvat, C - VAN
29. Matt Dumba, D - MIN
So maybe we did get more in the Luongo trade then we did in the Schneider deal
unlikely if we are pushing for playoff Lack will start
Lack's played well but he's lost a few lately and we're going to have to start Markstrom eventually. Might as well do it in another arena and against a team that isn't a powerhouse. Gotta trust him to win those 2 points for us like Lack has done (most of the season).
After a certain point, the height works more against him than for him. A very tall player is that much more awkward in his movement. The best case scenario here, I think, is if he's the next Ben Bishop. A guy who can play well at that extreme height range.
you should see the youtube shootout vid I posted recently in this thread. You really notice just how gigantic he is during a shootout.
Gigantic goalies are the future. Allen, Bishop and Markström
Originally Posted by Bleach Clean
After a certain point, the height works more against him than for him. A very tall player is that much more awkward in his movement. The best case scenario here, I think, is if he's the next Ben Bishop.