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The Good: Clemm has been a reliable backup goaltender everywhere he has played during his career so far. He has great size for the goaltending position (6’2, 101 lbs), and lets the puck hit him. He can fill in as a starting netminder from time to time, making a name for himself while taking over for injured Martin Brodeur a few seasons back. Most scouts say he is emotionally mature, and that his ability to not fight the puck has been big for him during his career. Like most New Jersey goaltending products, Clemmensen is a stand-up goaltender. (more…)
Tags: butterfly style, florida panthers, game speed, world juniors
The Good: Jacob Markstrom is the best goaltending prospect in the NHL. Markström is a tall goaltender that has the ability to look even bigger in net. He is a skilled goaltender with great mental strength as one of his major characteristics. He is cool, yet intensely competitive. Markstrom plays the butterfly style with a good glove and has fine positioning and agility in net. Although he struggled with rebound control and reactions to game speed in the early part of his first season in North America, Markstrom had been adjusting and improving in those areas before his injury. Markstrom has been up and down between the NHL and AHL due to injuries to Theodore and Clemmenson, but the plan was for him to play another year in the AHL to add more seasoning to his game, recover fully from his knee injury from the year before, and prepare for his upcoming role as the Panthers goaltender of the future.
The Bad: Although he struggled with rebound control and reactions to game speed in the early part of his first season in North America, Markstrom had been adjusting and improving in those areas before his injury. He must keep his emotions in check, since he can get a little rattled in pressure situations and lose his net. He also needs to fill out his huge frame.
- IIHF Best Player Award at the goaltender position at the World Juniors in 2009.
- Awarded Elitserien Rookie of the Year in 2010.
The Good: Theodore, throughout his career, has shown he can succeed and adapt in a variety of different roles and situations. Because of this, he became a good commodity for The Florida Panthers, a team that has one of the most prized goaltending prospects in the world, Jacob Markstrom. Theodore definetly has talent, winning the Vezina Trophy as the leagues top goalie and the Hart Trophy as the Leagues MVP, both in 2001-2002 with Montreal. Theodore is extremely agile and moves incredibly well laterally, and his reflexes are exceptional. He wont make an amazing glove save often, but he will flop and dive to prevent the other team from scoring. He has sound positional skills as a butterfly goalie and often displays a flair for the dramatic. His stats won’t be amazing, but he can get you wins. (more…)