Originally Posted by Big Ev
When is Lehner gonna overtake Markstrom? He's been the better goalie in North America by a fair margjn.
When you are talking about which one has more potential and upside, you can argue these two guys until you're blue in the face. There is no denying Lehner is having more success right now, but you're talking about a 4-5 week sample size. If Lehner keeps playing like this for another 1-2 months and Markstrom continues to struggle for another 1-2 months, you'll see that reflected in future updates of the Top-100 =].
It's not easy, but one of the most important things you can do as an evaluator of long-term goaltending talent is tempering expectations from small sample sizes.
They are both extremely valuable in the long run. Lehner seems like the more valuable goalie right now because of how they are both playing, but it could just as quickly flip around in a few weeks or months. As of right now, I still like Markstrom a little bit more in the long run.