Jacob Markstrom turns 30 years old Friday and the No. 1 goalie for the Vancouver Canucks said he feels he's still on the rise, not yet close to the player he thinks he can and should be.
"Just keep going, can't be satisfied," Markstrom told co-hosts Dan Rosen and Shawn P. Roarke on a new episode of NHL @TheRink. "When you're satisfied and take a breath, sit down, lean back, put your feet up, I feel if I do that -- I need to have a fire."
Markstrom also discussed his rise from near bust to No. 1 goalie in Vancouver, the role Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin played in making him understand what hard work really is, and Vancouver's current position atop the Pacific Division standings.
Tom Gulitti, NHL.com's Washington-based staff writer, also joined Rosen and Roarke this week to discuss his coverage of Alex Ovechkin's chase for 700 goals and the potential of the Washington Capitals forward eventually catching Wayne Gretzky's NHL record of 894 goals.
Gulitti, Rosen and Roarke also went around the Metropolitan Division, hitting on topics related to the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 24.
Finally, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen discussed the push for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and what they must do to secure a postseason berth.
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