Jacob Markstrom

Goaltender Pulled As Trade Talks Start Heating Up

Published February 17, 2024 at 7:21 PM

On Saturday night, tension heightened around Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom amidst swirling trade rumors.

Frustration boiled over as Markstrom, visibly angered, left the ice after being pulled from the game against the Detroit Red Wings. Allowing four goals on just 12 shots, Markstrom's departure was marked by a furious display, smashing his stick on the way out.

Flames insider Eric Francis noted Markstrom's concerning body language following the fourth goal.

The storylines surrounding Jacob Markstrom grow as he's left out to dry by teammates and pulled after allowing four goals on 12 shots.
Pulling him is the right call, as his team has been listless.
Markstrom slams stick on top of boards as he exits ice.
None of this will do well to silence the chatter around him and his future in Calgary.

While this incident may not directly influence trade talks, it underscores the mounting pressure on the Flames organization, intensifying speculation surrounding Markstrom's future.

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Goaltender Pulled As Trade Talks Start Heating Up

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