great game lastnight 2/4/06
Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:44 AM
Posted 06 February 2006 - 09:35 AM
|QUOTE (theedger @ February 5, 2006 - 11:44AM)|
|many people still wish they would send Howard down and bring Drew back.|
There is no way MacIntyre is coming back barring injury. Face it. The AHL is a developmental league and Howard is a top goalie prospect for the Red Wings. He's going to play whether you like it or not. And give him a break. It's his first year in the league. It's going to take time for him to get adjusted.
Besides, it's not like Howard is getting all the starts. Last time I checked, MacDonald has still played more games and his stats aren't as good as Howard's.
Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:17 AM
First of all, Iâ€™m no hockey expert. I just see what I see, you can quote all the stats you want. HH and I have been to all but 3 or 4 home games. The simple fact is that when MacDonald is in the net we have a better chance, more than better, to win the game. Yes Howard is young we all know that. In addition, I have nothing against the person. Could he be the future goalie of Detroit, most likely? Nevertheless, there is many people worried that if we or I should say when we, make our run in the playoffs and Howard does not improve, he could be our downfall. Many fans rather see the combination of Drew and Joey. We all say let him spend the rest of the year down in Toledo. Now if he improves, then bring him back up to the griffs and let him finish improving as you say next year.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:33 AM
|QUOTE (theedger @ February 7, 2006 - 06:17AM)|
|Nevertheless, there is many people worried that if we or I should say when we, make our run in the playoffs and Howard does not improve, he could be our downfall. Many fans rather see the combination of Drew and Joey.|
When the Griffins make the playoffs, Joey is definitely the starter regardless of what other goalies are on the roster. He's the current starter and he's got the playoff experience. The backup goalie probably won't see anything but mopup duties in blowout games.
I am interested to find out why you think Drew is such an upgrade over Howard as the backup during a playoff run? Neither one has ANY playoff experience in the AHL. In fact, you have to give Howard the big edge when it comes to experience plaing big games considering his experience in the NCAA Tournament and Hockey East Championships.
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