Hindustan Smyl Posted October 24, 2019 Share Posted October 24, 2019 [discussion] - Markstrom for a 1st round pick + a solid back-up goalie.......IF At this year’s trade deadline, IF the Canucks are more than 4 points out of the Wildcard spot and IF another team offered a back-up goalie + a 1st rounder for Markstrom, would you do it? As a tough a decision as it would be, I think I would lean towards doing so. Again, a lot of it would depend on Demko and if he looked like a guy that was ready to “carry and swallow the load so to speak,” but if Demko looked ready at that time, then I think I’d consider taking the plunge and taking the calculated risk. Recouping the first lost in the Miller deal would be tempting. On the flip side of that, it would be crazy to trade a Vezina calibre goalie in Markstrom (which is what he pretty much is now). As good as Demko has looked so far, he still needs to a far bigger track record before he is handed the car keys. The other line of thought (and likely the route that I would go) is to simply keep Markstrom and Demko at all costs this year regardless of where we were in the standings. Then, at the 2021 trade deadline, the Canucks could trade one of their goalies for whatever. Waiting until the 2021 trade deadline would also give the Canucks enough time to properly assess as to where the three goalies are. Is Markstrom still playing a Vezina calibre level? Is Demko at the same level that Corey Schneider was in 2012?.....and ready to take over? Does Dipietro look like a guy that could realistically take over Markstrom’s potion in a few years? Waiting until the 2021 deadline would give us a larger sample size to assess all of the above. Anyways - that’s what I would do. What about you guys? 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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