Markstrom vs. Lehner

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Very Stable Genius, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Very Stable Genius

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    Who turns out better? A few years ago Markstrom would have won this by a landslide, but now I'm not so sure. Lehner's status as a prospect has really gone up the last couple of years and both are now in the AHL. (Lehner has better stats, but less GP). The Swedish coach said they were on the same level and a Swedish Aftonbladet reporter even said he would take Lehner over Markstrom. Both are huge, but have both have great reflexes. Both were also taken in the 2nd round.
     
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    I still like Markstrom, but Lehner isn't too far behind in my mind.
     
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    Markstrom. He was the best goalkeeper last year in the SEl. He's proven him self in a number of international competitions both junior and senior. He's just has a bit of a slump, he'll son be back and playing like his old self.

    Lehner is not far behind though as far as i'm concerned. He just gets a massive hype today because ha had a shut out and a good game last night.
     
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    Markström is already back to his old self, he just needed some time to adjust to the smaller surface. His numbers for December are pretty sick.
     
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    The Swedes certainly seem to have the best young goalies around.
     
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    I haven't seen Markstrom play, but I saw Lehner yesterday and this guy looks like the next big thing.

    But based on the hype and what I have read, I would guess Markstrom will be better.
     
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    Markstrom but Lehner is definitely sneaking up there.
     
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    Sens fan here and i don't mean to come in here and hype up Lehner a bunch, to tell you the truth i've only seen him play about half a dozen times unfortunately. I'd just like to say that it really feels good to hear his name mentioned in the same sentence as Markstrom's. It looks like the Sens might get their first goalie pretty soon. What kind of status do you see Lehner earning as an NHL goalie at this point? Are we talking Top 10, Top 5 even, or just another starter that is all around solid?
     
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    In terms of pure talent, Markström.
    But by the looks of it, I think Lehner is mentally stronger. We'll see further down the road of WJHC though.
     
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    Markstrom but thats not a knock on Lehner
     
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    Coming from a guy who has little to no read on Markstrom. I'm just a big fan of the prospect of Lehner who is obviously very large and athletic but attributes in mental toughness, focus, commitment, work ethic may all be higher than the physical tools.

    His whole story is actually very interesting, and he's coming along very fast. The Sens have been overly high on him since day 1 and he continues to make good on their word.
     
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    Markstrom. Judging by the December he's having, he;s right back on track.
     
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    i love the edge Lehner plays with he seems tougher then most goalies around there but it seems like Markstrom is the next goalie of the NHL but i guess only time will tell
     
  14. LGSens

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    A Swede who has played with and against both told me would go with Lehner, but not by much.
     
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    Markstrom,not that Robin Lehner is that far off.
     
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    Markstrom has a slight edge in terms of physical talent but they're both excellent prospects. That said, Lehner just seems to have "it" and I really believe he's going to be a top notch NHL goalie.
     
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    http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/article8348007.ab
    Google-Translated;

    Yeah, I would probably pick Lehner for a SC-final game 7 ^_^
     
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    LOL @ "tough childhood".
     
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    I like both equally, but I say Jake Allen ends up being better than either.
     
  20. LGSens

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    Lehner almost quit hockey 2 years ago. He had packed his bags and was done. His dad actually talked him back into it.
     
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    You lose all credibility when every post you make talks about how great the Blues are. Especially when the thread in no way pertains to the player you mentioned.
     
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    Lmao. This is between Lehner and Markstrom. Put your Allen ***** away for a few mins and maybe discuss the topic at hand?
     
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    In case you two gentlemen are unable to read, please note that I did mention -- in this thread, and elsewhere -- that I like both Lehner and Markstrom.

    I'm hardly concerned about how much "credibility" I have with an anonymous poster on a hockey message board.

    As pointed out above, Lehner was inches away from giving up hockey entirely just a few years ago -- right about the same time that someone was winning a gold medal for Canada with an incredible performance at the U18 World Juniors (how soon some people forget).

    Regardless, Lehner's a fine prospect, and I'd be more than happy to have him in my organization. Ditto Markstrom, whom I actually feel is closer to NHL success than Lehner at this point. Of course, someone's numbers in the AHL right now are better than either Lehner's or Markstrom's, but we're not supposed to talk about that...

    Does that make you two gentlemen happy, or would you prefer I throw personal insults back at you in response to the ones you threw at me?
     
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    I hate when people can't leave their favourite team out of a discussion that has nothing to do with it.
     

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