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#561 SouthernWingsFan

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:22 AM

The soft goal stunk obviously, but he immediately picked up his play while most of the team was still dragging rear end for about half the game, gotta take the good with the bad, and the good outweighed the bad plenty yesterday at least with Howard.

I've never been one here to absurdly focus on goaltending here like other Wings fans do (at least perception wise, whether you think that is true or not that's up for you to decide). Last postseason, did Howard play all that great? No. Was he the major deciding factor of the Wings losing early in the postseason? Not really either. Much as will be the same this year. I don't think he'll rarely be the lone factor/major factor in the Wings losing a game or whatever, and hopefully you can get him to steal a game or two on occassion (which you can argue that was the case last night even though he let in a bad one early).

One thing I think is safe to say that you'll get from him, he's not going to get overly rattled, I don't think he did much last postseason.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

even though he let in a softie that would make even Toskala laugh out loud.


What, like certain goals we've seen the Red Wings score on Bryzgalov, Luongo and other excellent goalies this season?

Your double standard grows daily. However, kudos for being able to take a break to actually compliment Howard, small though it was.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:30 PM

Really settled down while the defense had their usual breakdowns. Hoping he gets another start tonight.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

I would have picked the breakaway relay he faced down in the first period.


I would say the save he made in OT after Ericsson's brutal giveaway.

The fans went nuts and the team kept the pressure for the rest of the OT after that.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

What, like certain goals we've seen the Red Wings score on Bryzgalov, Luongo and other excellent goalies this season?

Your double standard grows daily. However, kudos for being able to take a break to actually compliment Howard, small though it was.


I was Howard's biggest supporter... but I'm losing faith in him. I gave him a pass last playoffs because he was a rookie, I gave him a pass because all the injuries, but lately the goals he given up has deflated the team. many goals he's given up weren't his fault. You can blame Salei, Ericsson, Kindl, Kronwall... and hell, even Lidstrom at times. But it's the stupid and bad timing goals he's given up that really bothers me. I understand goalies will have bad games, too. But he's having a bad season. And I wasn't that high on Howard before he cracked the NHL. I always viewed him as a streaky goalie that isn't starter material (until he proved me wrong last season). I'm not convinced he's a starter, or a goalie that can take this team to the finals/cup like Osgood has. -- I'm convinced last year was an overachievement.

And to the guy who thinks I don't "actually watch hockey games".

I haven't missed a DRWs game since lockout. My grandmother, who raised me, is in her death bed right now - the doctors are surprised she made it through the night lastnight. Guess what I did when I got home this morning at 2:30am after being with my grandma? I watched the DRWs game that I recorded on DVR. I'll be recording the game tonight and watching it tomorrow morning if my grandma is stabilized.

Maybe I am a worse grandson than I am a hockey fan, because I probably shouldn't even be thinking about hockey. But I need that mental vacation from my reality.

God forbid I criticize anyone on this team...

Edited by Heaten, 12 March 2011 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

Good stops tonight. Not much chance on the Blues 3rd period goals.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:52 PM

And to the guy who thinks I don't "actually watch hockey games".



First of all I am sorry to hear about your grandmother, thats never easy. I didnt try to imply you didnt watch the games, you have always have impressed me with your knowledge of the game. I was however implying you were not watching the right parts of the game and focusing on Howards occasional brain fart is a waste of time. The team has not been playing focused (the whole team) some guys show up some nights and some dont, Howard shows up during the game and he drops the ball at times so to speak. The one good thing we should all be able to agree on is when he lets in a s***ty goal he tends to make some pretty incredible stops shortly there after and not getting rattled in the nhl is huge plus. Thus allowing the team in front of him to get back into the game, sometimes they do and sometimes they dont. The Wings will get back on track and Howie will not let them down.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:41 PM

Well...

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#569 GMRwings1983

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:43 PM

Well...


Is Vokoun available anytime soon?
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#570 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:53 PM

Is Vokoun available anytime soon?


I hear that Nabokov fellow didn't work out in Russia and is looking to return to the NHL.






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#571 nate94gt

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:05 PM

Is Vokoun available anytime soon?

I was thinking vanbreisbouck

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:20 PM

Riding Howie through the playoffs is gonna be interesting. Hope we score a lot.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:23 PM

Riding Howie through the playoffs is gonna be interesting. Hope we score a lot.

Hope the defense shows up.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:30 PM

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:34 PM

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The enforcer debate from the game against the Preds could only last so long.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:34 PM

Hope the defense shows up.


Defense seemed fine once McDonald was in.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:40 PM

Defense seemed fine once McDonald was in.

The story of the season is poor defensive play. It's easy, and short sited, to cherry pick a bad game and lay the full blame on Howard.

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#578 edicius

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:45 AM

This is why Jimmy has earned the nickname "Jimmy How4rd".

His SV% dropped from .910 to .908 just because of last night's game. GAA is at 2.79.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:49 AM

Hope the defense shows up.


Hooray for deflecting blame. :D

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:03 AM

Hooray for deflecting blame. :D

Hooray for ignoring the truth!

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