Originally Posted by GoalieGuild
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.
Thanks for the reply. You're right, you could pretty much flip a coin to decide their placement. #2 or #3, doesn't really matter in the end
by the way, this is probably answered if I were to purchase the rankings, but what do you think of Chris Driedger and Francois Brassard? I see Driedger's been money lately and I was intrigued when Ottawa picked him relatively high. Brassard, I'm not too high on his stats or record since his team is amazing.