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Injury to Markstrom Might Spark Team Identity

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I don't think they know for sure how long he's out yet, I think he's being evaluated and seeing specialists tomorrow and Wed and we should know more by the end of the week.

 

SO, here's to everyone who thought we should trade Demko now and gut our goaltending depth ahead of the playoffs. You never know how the season is going to play and who gets injured. Can never have enough depth in goal, just ask Carolina as well.

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5 minutes ago, MikeyD said:

With Markstrom's knee putting him out 3-4 weeks we are going to see how this team battles defensively to bring a tighter game of defense amongst the crew. This stretch is either going to kill us (unless Demko who is highly capable of doing so, manages to elevate his game to that of Markstrom's and really step up tremendously) or it's going to form an identity on defense that is going to strengthen the team from here on out. 

 

The team has become far too reliant on a Hart caliber display of goaltending, with the idea that shots from the perimeter and a collapse defensive structure is going to be the safest way of playing defense with a good goaltender between the pipes even though many times it has looked abysmal in actually limiting high danger chances. I'd hope the coaching staff will realize that with a cold backup who hasn't had enough games this season to gain any consistent rhythm is going to need a tighter unit in front of their goaltender if we're going to survive Markstrom's injury and hold our place in the standings. 

 

If we are lucky, we are going to finally get a look at a good defensive crew on paper and hopefully apply that to an in-game tactic that will finally gel our defensive zone play to the point of where we don't become so reliant on great goaltending and we will begin to play more of a possession/puck retrieval game as opposed to a passive counter-attacking style. When this team plays well, they play aggressively and take time and space away, but when the team plays poorly (typically on the road) we see a more relaxed structure. If we can trigger consistency out of desperation on our back end we may finally get to see the consistency in the true potential of the team similar to the beginning of the season where the team was far more aggressive. 

 

Getting through these next few weeks are either going to make or break this team, and the catalyst might come in the form of a silver lining. Here's to hoping the team finds itself and finally reigns in some consistency so we can finally kill the bad habit of Jekyll and Hyde. 

 

Go Nucks go! 

Marky's injury is the best thing to happen for this team not in the short term but in the long term.

It either drives his cost down (knee injuries to goaltenders can have long lasting effects)

Or

Demko proves we don't need Marky and Managment let's Marky walk

 

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Don’t worry, Edler will start playing the goalie, Tanev will just lie down to try to block every shot, Stecher will try to deflect the opponents’ shots, Myers will ice every puck. We have a D structure you see:lol:

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This is a pretty good road trip team wise and to cap it off by facing a really tight defensive team in CBJ. Good benchmark.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Arrow 1983 said:

Marky's injury is the best thing to happen for this team not in the short term but in the long term.

It either drives his cost down (knee injuries to goaltenders can have long lasting effects)

Or

Demko proves we don't need Marky and Managment let's Marky walk

 

What if Demko falls flat on his face?

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3 minutes ago, smokes said:

What if Demko falls flat on his face?

Shhhhhhhh

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9 minutes ago, Arrow 1983 said:

Marky's injury is the best thing to happen for this team not in the short term but in the long term.

It either drives his cost down (knee injuries to goaltenders can have long lasting effects)

Or

Demko proves we don't need Marky and Managment let's Marky walk

 

Or the third option, Demko is below mediocre, and  it's not enough and we miss the playoffs - your right about the knee,  but JB overpays anyways as Demko doesn't seem like a good option.  

 

Then to make things worse Demko is traded for a bag of pucks and turns into a Vezina trophy guy with another team.  It's hockey a lot of other things can happen still.  Glad your seeing the bright side, but Demko would have to be absolutely brilliant for the second  to happen (let Markstrom walk) and the first part is for sure worrisome but some GMs will still line up to pay him regardless .... ugh.   After suck a great game this ones a kick in the sack.

 

At least the teams going to have to pull together and if we make it shows we are definitely good enough.   Demko has a golden opportunity...hope he makes the most of it. 

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21 minutes ago, Arrow 1983 said:

Marky's injury is the best thing to happen for this team not in the short term but in the long term.

It either drives his cost down (knee injuries to goaltenders can have long lasting effects)

Or

Demko proves we don't need Marky and Managment let's Marky walk

 

Dude you’re cutthroat!

 

you need to run your own business if you don’t already.

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21 minutes ago, smokes said:

What if Demko falls flat on his face?

Then management has to decide what they're willing to pay Marky and if it's to much go after another Goalie 

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6 minutes ago, riffraff said:

Dude you’re cutthroat!

 

you need to run your own business if you don’t already.

Is hockey not a business 

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All my thinking comes from one thought when talking about the Canucks

That thought is,

 

This is year 1 of a 7-10 year window

 

Signing Markstrom could handcuff this team 4-6 years. If Marky falters unloading him could cost to much

 

Demko has 1 year left on his contract and will be a rfa after that contract, JB could then sign him to a contract similar to that of Marky's current contract 3 years 3.5 millish and if Demko falters he can be replaced much easier 

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1 minute ago, 6string said:

THe BEST thing for the team was a healthy Markstrom!

Short term yes I agree long term NO

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5 minutes ago, Arrow 1983 said:

Is hockey not a business 

I was being complimentary in case you took that the wrong way.

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21 minutes ago, smokes said:

What if Demko falls flat on his face?

I don't see that happening, the team plays well in front of him too.

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2 minutes ago, 6string said:

I don't see that happening, the team plays well in front of him too.

I agree

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