How Good Is Howard?
Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:57 PM
Is Howard really as good as his numbers would indicate? Watching Howard, It is clear he is out of position a LOT of the time. I have 0 confidence if someone is coming in on him from anywhere but the middle of the ice. He seems to end up on his ass (not exactly textbook goaltending) after making a lot of his saves. So how is it Howard has such solid numbers? Am I just too skeptical about his play? Does anyone have these same feelings? Don't get me wrong, i have no more confidence in osgood, but i would REALLY like a stanley cup run this summer and would like to know how feasible that is with our current situation in goal.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:04 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:07 PM
Howard is giving the team a great chance to win every game and is making key saves. That's all that matters to me.
Goaltending is a position where the best goalies in the world can look super-human one night, and god awful the next. I'm completely happy with how consistent Howard has been this season, especially considering how to team has been up and down.
No one knows how is he going to play in the playoffs, but every indication that you can document seems to be that he'll do well.
I'd say goaltending isn't the main issue facing us in the playoffs, our best players just can't seem to play a complete game and we are not overly physical. This concerns me more than seeing Jimmy or Ozzy in net.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 08:38 PM
One thing i noticed , he has a nice glove hand !!
He has a superb glove hand.
His technique is still a little unpolished, but that's likely due to the fact that despite his success, he's still a rookie.
He's rolling with some damn impressive stats. 34-15-10. Fifth in save percentage and GAA, 10th in wins, but still a rookie.
They pick up 1.3 points out of 2 every time he steps on the ice. That's better than Martin Brodeur (1.22/2), Henrik Lundqvist (1.08/2), and Ryan Miller, (1.28/2) for example.
As good as he's been, I don't think we've yet seen how good he can be.
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:26 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:48 PM
The future looks bright in Hockeytown!
Posted 04 April 2010 - 09:57 PM
Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:18 PM
Yeah, there are some holes, but it comes down to the numbers. He stops the puck and he puts up wins. I'm confident with him in net.
Of course, there's a little nervousness going into the playoffs since the Legace thing is still in everyone's mind. But Howard has a different personality, so that's a bit of reassurance that nothing like that will happen again.
Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:43 PM
Posted 05 April 2010 - 01:13 AM
He's the reason the team is in the position they're in right now. The playoffs will prove what kind of mental toughness he has.
Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:01 AM
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:16 AM
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:47 AM
let's wait till after the post-rookie season to determine how good he is.
Sorry read your post a little better and realized what you were saying!
Edited by Opie, 05 April 2010 - 08:48 AM.
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