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  1. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    This team is a pain in them.
  2. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Benny was leaky but can’t take advantage when you don’t shoot. I bet Semin could beat him up.
  3. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Nyquist is scared of contact. He’ll give you the puck to avoid a hit.
  4. Rumors Thread

    This is true. Would be nice if teams were like that, but I guess they figured he’s hitting waivers because he’s odd man out and no ones making a trade, so we’ll wait and see if we can take him for nothing. If not, no big deal. I don’t think many thought that he’d continue to play well on a worse team. Could have led to no one trading. Popular opinion of him at the time was that his numbers and Cups were a product of the team in front of him. That and he was coming off a pretty bad first round series against LA. He proved everyone wrong though. I remember when St.Louis let him walk after trading for Lalime. Blew up in their faces.
  5. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    I dunno about luck, but I agree with the rest. Good thing is goalies can adapt, and a team and coaching switch can change careers. 3-2. 3 goals on 23 shots against and 2 on only 10 shots for? We Better pick it up in the third. This boxscote looks like a bite in the ass waiting to happen.
  6. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    No it doesn’t go away, but neither does his performance before that. He’s 25. Wasn’t that long ago he was putting up great (maybe even elite for a period of time) numbers, both in the regular season and his 10 total playoff games against vastly superior Tampa. That’s not lost on any team looking to get a possible steal for a draft pick. It’s not as if he was good one season ten years ago and bounced around to eight teams since.
  7. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    No probably not. It’s not rooting for it. Wins are great and I enjoy them, but if they lose I’m not crushed. I see the bright side of it.
  8. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Fair enough if they wanna try to sneak into the playoffs. It’s just counter productive.
  9. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Of course they don’t revolve around him. And playoffs isn’t what this team needs. Been a Wings fan over 30 years, love winning games. But we need to lose. I view this season as a wash. Make great deadline deals, play the kids. Draft a lot in summer.
  10. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Dude. You do realize regardless of what happens, how hard he plays, Jimmy Howard will never raise a Cup in the Winged Wheel, right? He’ll never get closer than he has before, which is a second round loss. With or without him, this team is years away from contention. Jimmys pads will have changed colour or are hung up for good by the time the team sees another Cup. I didn’t start this as a Jimmy bash saying Mrazek should take his starts. He shouldn’t. Nothing wrong with an atttempt at showcasing Mrazek for another game or two with the deadline coming.
  11. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Damn. Easy now. No one said Mrazek should take JImmy’s job away. Trade deadline is fast approaching. Goalie on the block, but don’t like the low offers? Want to boost offers? Show other teams a reason to boost them. Only way to show them is Mrazek will have to play. After a shutout is a perfect time. Screw Jimmy and his feelings. He’s not taking this team anywhere anytime soon no matter how he plays. He can sit tight for a game or two.
  12. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    He has started after horrible games before. Few times this season. Even iafter a couple of them. November 28, 30 and Dec.2. Three stinkers, pulled after 5 goals on 9 shots in one. i didn’t say he shouldn’t be starting right now. He’s playing well. Just saying if they want Mrázek to step up his game to step up his trade value, good opportunity to instead of just keeping Jimmy in starts. Jimmy should be cool with that. You know, helping out the franchise that kept him around in his injuries and slumps. But probably not, since his head seems to have gotten swollen a bit and he pulls tantrums when he’s taken out of games. Might make Mrázek think the team actually gives a s*** once in awhile too. That sometimes helps confidence and boosts play. Howard gets his daily ego strokes from Blash. Spare some love, Jeff!
  13. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    I agree with this, but he has a point about Howard being given starts after horrible losses consistently. He shouldn’t be rewarded for that. Mrázek gets thrown a bone two or three times a month, manages to get a shutout, and is benched again when he should be rewarded for that. Can’t bounce back like the team said they wanted him too if he can’t build off even some small momentum. Its not as if it’s a Hasek/Legace situation. One was a Multiple Vezina/Hart winner, top 3 of his era. And at that time, the other was a career backup. Big difference between Howard and Mrázek. Neither racked up awards or are at the top of anything. Had Mrázek kept outplaying him, Jimmy would be long gone already. He got lucky that his work paid off while Mrázek’s game fell off. If it didn’t fall off, even though Jimmy worked hard and improved, he’d still be gone. Dodged a bullet. Hasek’s job was never in doubt or jeopardy.

    Part of him not being the same player was him having mentally checked out of Detroit/the NHL by that time too. You could see he didn’t care much anymore. Team trending down, injuries, rebuild coming...screw it im out. I still can’t excuse his bailing on the final year of his deal though. You don’t bail on contract commitments, especially one season. He should have played it and then retired. He wasn’t a veteran player just coming off a long availed first Cup win or something. Either way, he won’t be back.
  15. Rumors Thread

    Yep. Nabokov was off entry waivers, and Osgood was picked up after being waived by Holland when he traded for Hasek. Can only say the Nabokov thing was a dick move though. Osgood was let go and wherever he ended up wasn’t Detroit’s concern.