Get ready for very interesting off-season
UFA - Markstrom, Toffoli, Tanev, Leivo
RFA - Stecher, Virtanen, Motte, MacEwen
Here's what you should do if you're the #Canucks and wondering about the Markstrom/Demko summer goalie dilemma: Ask Ian Clark what the best decision is and follow that
Amusing thing to note about tonight’s #VegasBorn vs. #Canucks game 7: assuming Markstrom remains unfit to play and Demko starts again, the Vancouver backup will be noted baker Louis Domingue who is represented by... none other than Allan Walsh.
I’d sign Troy over tanev
I’d sign Leivo over Jake
I’d sign Toffoli over Markstrom
This game is GREAT news for every team looking for a goalie.
Markstrom is DEFINITELY hitting the market. Even if your team doesn't have a chance with him, he'll dilute the market.
Holy shit Demko is in Dryden mode
Then Seattle would just take Markstrom. You have to move one of your goalies between now and next year’s trade deadline
Thank you @j_markstrom
and Thatcher Demko for the that hockey we got to see and love.
People may or may not like to admit this, but the only feasible way this team gets better next season given their self imposed cap restraints is to let Markstrom walk. 🤷♂️
They played their hearts out just faced a better team, Markstrom & Demko took them to a game 7, looking forward to next season 👍
I know Markstrom is UFA and is looking to get paid accordingly as one of NHL's best tenders, but Demko is good and young and looks like a goalie who realistically can play 40 games next season...
I’m also not against the idea of attaching the RFA rights of Virtanen to get rid of either the Sutter, Beagle or Markstrom deals
They played their hearts out the past 3 games& Markstrom & Demko were unbelievable,but they faced a better team, looking forward to next season this team has learned so much from this experience 👍
Hello? Markstrom, Demko, Boeser, Miller, Stetcher, plus more kids coming up??!
Agreed. But so did Markstrom all season, so the Canucks will have to make some tough decisions. Ideally we keep both
Jacob Markstrom is our guy
So is Thatcher Demko
Nobody is going anywhere
Keep Tanev and Toffoli and let Markstrom go he is asking for too much term and money. Roll with Demko and Domingue as the tandem. I have said it for years that Demko is going to be insane due to the fact that he is calm and collected and will do anything for the team #Canucks
Vancouver with just a magical run lead by their superstars Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson and vets like Markstrom and Horvat with clutch steady Performances throughout. And a great stretch by Demko. Fun run now come expectations. Good job #Canucks
Doesn't make sense to give up on a 24-year-old goalie over a 30 year old one, when you're also losing Tanev as well. Demko is gonna cost half of Markstrom and Petterson and Hughes need new deals after next year. Every dollar counts and it doesn't make sense to pay a 30+ goalie
I think the pause helped our group because theyre so young and not used to the grind of an NHL season. Plus we had a couple key injuries with Markstrom and Tanev. Maybe even Boeser?
You're right though. Everyone thought they were a couple years out. Except the guys in that room
If we aren’t signing Markstrom and we move on from Virtanen and one of Sutter/Erickson we can
Great goaltending makes a coach look good. Canucks were consistently outshot, outchanced, etc. Markstrom and Demko covered up the deficit all year.
Sign Markstrom to term and money and expose him in the Seattle expansion draft...
This season at 5 on 5, Demko had:
They should probably protect Markstrom who you could argue was their MVP
Demko had a higher difference between his expected and actual Save%. Yes Markstrom had more shots. But Demko has shown he can also steal games and be a good goalie. Demko is also 6 years younger and will be roughly $5M cheaper
@AM34Fan @rescuedrestored @DimFilipovic
I disagree with the small sample size. These are both Markstrom & Demko numbers in regular + post season per Evolving Hockey
Total Shots: 952
Expected Save%: 0.907
Actual Save% 0.916
Total Shots: 1911
Expected Save%: 0.913
Actual Save% 0.918
man if they let tanev and markstrom walk, that's a lot of dough to shore up the defense.
they got Hughes, Edler, Juolevi, Rathbone on the left side. they need something genuinely elite on the right side.
@britzy11 @Sharpey_Sharpe @harmandayal2
Exactly! People think sign Markstrom for 5-6yrs and Demko will wait his turn? Ain’t happening. Demko fits the mold of this team now and going forward. Markys gotta go.