The shifting goalie trade market
November, 8, 2011
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
Joel Auerbach/Getty ImagesJacob Markstrom's development could change the trade market for goalies.It was the logical move. Veteran goalie Scott Clemmensen was back from knee surgery and the Panthers needed to find the roster space to activate him behind Jose Theodore. So talented rookie Jacob Markstrom had to go, sent to the Florida Panthers' AHL affiliate in San Antonio. Logical, but not easy.
"It's never easy," said Panthers GM Dale Tallon during a Monday evening phone conversation. "I think we were thinking we're going to be conservative and make sure what's best for him long-term. If he's going to be a No. 1, he's got to play No. 1 minutes."