great was hoping for some insight from Mr. Goldman, even if it is via second hand lol.
thanks for the history, never thought to look up his trends, just always figured he was fairly consistent start to finish. especially if he posted the numbers he did for season totals.
I still moved him because i got yakupov in return, and its a keep 7, rask is my number 1, 20 team h2h, yakupov is farm eligible (100gm) and markstrom would eat a keeper slot. Trying to deal for lehner as replacement, owner seems to not care much for him, just he hasn't been online much during the lockout so its hard to get any consistent talks going.
Also wanted to hold him badly in that particular league but previously yakupov fetched lehtonen in that league in the deal prior, and i had the 1st pick to begin with which i sent with seguin for tavares, i then flipped 2 1st rd picks for seguin, and then acquired yakupov back tn, i also managed to snag OV via trade, drafted rask + pietrangelo as well
very productive off-season for sure. Just found it ironic how i started with the 1st overall pick (prospect) and along the way it turned into tavares and i still kept seguin and the 1st to boot down the line following some high way robberies.
Great to hear though that his struggles are not unlike his previous campaign starts. Reminds me of lehner last year, he played horrible before the bishop trade and then he just snapped out of it. He even got called up and performed great, much better then bishop i felt. I own him in another league and he was recently acquired in the summer, needless to say I am pleased with his ahl season thus far.
I never thought morris would threaten him long term, but this season could be a long one for him if this becomes an halak/elliott scenario. which would reduce markstrom's starts, possibly not allowing him to play as much as florida would have ideally liked. Also maybe if he's one of those goalies who thrives on starts consistently to get going, then maybe he doesnt get on track well at all enough to salvage some decent stats. All of those are big what if's just looking at different scenario's.