chaps80

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  1. Howard 2017 Starting Netminder

    26? Add about 7 seasons worth to that total. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Mrazek "Maturing, could bounce back like Howard"

    Anyone who thought Mrazek was the next coming of Hasek is pretty damn delusional. He's got skill, but not Hasek skill. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Howard 2017 Starting Netminder

    Exactly. I don't "hate" Howard either. But who knows how much longer he has with all his past issues. Some younger goalie has to take the reigns soon by necessity. If not Mrazek or Coreau, then another will. Howard is one of those players I swear has things given to him as a veteran. Gets too much benefit of the doubt from management and coaches. Osgood couldn't even have the starting job back after Legace until he won the damn team a Cup, but sure Jimmy, take the net back based on 1/3 of the season you were actually available to the team. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Howard 2017 Starting Netminder

    He's already unseated Howard before with minimal NHL experience under his belt. Can easily do it again after the season he just went through. If a guy with his skill set and confidence heard things about himself in the media gets determined to play at his best to silence his critics, he's probably someone you want to keep a look out for behind you. I doubt Howard thinks the job will be easy to hang on to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ken Holland "We protected our best goaltender"

    Maybe this is just another ploy by management to get Mrazek fired up. He sees Howard might get 50 games, he's comin to camp to unseat him. Hope it happens and has a great season and we can finally put this stuff to rest. But, Petr doesn't seem to worry ( never really does) or put much stock in the "insider" reports out of Detroit concerning him though. He debunked some of it as hearsay already, like the team being pissed at him when he didn't have one face to face with anyone about it, or the trade thing where he said Holland didn't contact him once saying he wanted to trade him, or he was being traded. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Ken Holland contract extension watch

    Z had a great year outta nowhere. He makes a pile of cash and actually earns it. Seems like the other players who signed deals lately have been content sucking cause they're future is guaranteed. Too bad they don't follow their Captains example. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Ken Holland "We protected our best goaltender"

    50-55 games? Lol just like Blash's comment about focusing on a playoff return. Doubtful. When did they all of a sudden decide to give Howard the job and that many games? Last thing Salajko said was they'd be battling for playing time out of camp. Haha things change everyday with the Wings lately. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Mrazek "Maturing, could bounce back like Howard"

    They do. So why give up on one the same age with a huge ceiling? I think his first NHL games were in the 2014 season. Played 9. Only been up full time for two full seasons now. But, I think it's hard for any young goalie on any team to come in ( especially in Detroit) and fully replace a veteran who has been in the system since the mid-00's. Howard has been around so long that even when Holland was shopping him, he may not even have been fully dedicated to moving him. Maybe in his mind he hoped he'd be able to keep him, while being able to say "he tried". He does love the s*** out of his veterans. Daley is the latest one to come aboard Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Mrazek "Maturing, could bounce back like Howard"

    Agreed there was a lot of s*** on Howard around here when he started going downhill. But I've noticed a lot of pro-Howard posts since a couple months into the past season. Maybe not as pro-Howard as your posts, but they are there nonetheless. Mrazek's bad season seemed to make Howard's good play in minimal games worth more to people than maybe it should have. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Mrazek "Maturing, could bounce back like Howard"

    Why does a mask twitch matter? Lol Goalies all have their own quirks. Dryden leaning on his stick, Roy talking to the goalposts, Kipprusoff lifting his mask up, Lehtonen sitting on top of the net. Tons of that kinda simple stuff that becomes ritual. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Agreed. Mrazek has one more season left, may as well see what he does with it before even considering trading him. Team isn't a contender. Nothing to lose, plenty to gain. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    Yeah, I know your one of the few of us here that still has hope for him. I was referring to Leftwinger's comment about trading him. Makes no sense at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Ken Holland "We protected our best goaltender"

    Sheahan should have been traded at the deadline. But if there was so much interest in him when he had 0 goals for the season, maybe if he gets 5 this year his value will jump even higher! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Off-season moves

    Ya, Sproul may as well wear #90 the way he's scratched. But yay, Daley!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Tatar, Athanasiou, and XO's new deals

    The whole trading Mrazek thing is hilarious at this point. Might want to wait on that until you have a starter who can play a full season, and a backup who didn't have a 3.58 or whatever GAA IN 14 starts in Detroit last season. Or maybe not. Tanks away! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk