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#41 gcom007

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 11:57 PM

Howard is the reason that this game was not a blowout.

Osgood, playing behind a totally stacked team as he was the last two seasons, never had to deal with the sort of barrages Howard has been weathering so far in these playoffs.


While this is irrelevant to the topic, your assessment of Osgood's challenges the last few years, especially last year, is way off. That stacked team last year had countless injuries and were a defensive nightmare. How on earth do people so easily forget that Osgood was essentially a shoo-in for the Conn Smythe last year for this reason alone? We had every reason to go down early if not for the excellent play of Osgood. And remember in 2008 against the Pens? 2 shut outs to open the series and take a 2-0 lead against Bettman's fake-son's team!? Give me a break. Osgood was nothing short of outstanding any way you shake it the last two years.

That said, and I'm not saying Howard has been horrible, he hasn't played very well either. He's had really solid moments, but far too many piss-poor moments as well and he has lacked the ability to make key saves at the right time now in 6 of 9 playoff games. He's not losing the games for us in a Legace-esque fashion, but he's certainly not doing much to help matters either. He's got to do more to keep us in the game in the first or it doesn't matter how well he plays in the 2nd or 3rd. Phoenix was a terrible offensive team and now we're facing a team that's actually got some firepower. He's got to be stronger early on in these games, whether the defense is helping or not.

It's everyone's fault we're not playing well more often than not in this post-season, and Jimmy Howard absolutely deserves to shoulder as much of the blame for that as the rest of the team. It's a tough lesson to learn, but he's a rookie, and hopefully he is learning that it takes a lot more of "something" to do in the playoffs what seems fairly natural in the regular season. While I'm not letting him off the hook for this post-season, I'm not about to hold it against him either. Again, ROOKIE!!!
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:07 AM

The Wings gave up 45 shots tonight.

You honestly think Ozzie would've let less than 4 in at this point? We can't just assume 2008 or 2009 post-season Ozzy will jump over the boards on Tuesday.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:25 AM

While this is irrelevant to the topic, your assessment of Osgood's challenges the last few years, especially last year, is way off. That stacked team last year had countless injuries and were a defensive nightmare. How on earth do people so easily forget that Osgood was essentially a shoo-in for the Conn Smythe last year for this reason alone? We had every reason to go down early if not for the excellent play of Osgood. And remember in 2008 against the Pens? 2 shut outs to open the series and take a 2-0 lead against Bettman's fake-son's team!? Give me a break. Osgood was nothing short of outstanding any way you shake it the last two years.

That said, and I'm not saying Howard has been horrible, he hasn't played very well either. He's had really solid moments, but far too many piss-poor moments as well and he has lacked the ability to make key saves at the right time now in 6 of 9 playoff games. He's not losing the games for us in a Legace-esque fashion, but he's certainly not doing much to help matters either. He's got to do more to keep us in the game in the first or it doesn't matter how well he plays in the 2nd or 3rd. Phoenix was a terrible offensive team and now we're facing a team that's actually got some firepower. He's got to be stronger early on in these games, whether the defense is helping or not.

It's everyone's fault we're not playing well more often than not in this post-season, and Jimmy Howard absolutely deserves to shoulder as much of the blame for that as the rest of the team. It's a tough lesson to learn, but he's a rookie, and hopefully he is learning that it takes a lot more of "something" to do in the playoffs what seems fairly natural in the regular season. While I'm not letting him off the hook for this post-season, I'm not about to hold it against him either. Again, ROOKIE!!!


Do you remember game five between the Wings and the Blackhawks? It was considered by many to be the goaltending duel of the playoffs, and I believe it was the game in which Osgood faced the most shots (aside from the 3OT game against Anaheim, in which Anaheim really didn't have a ton of quality scoring chances; I remember this because I was there). The Blackhawks had only 31 shots on goal in that game compared to the 45 Howard saw tonight, and Osgood had far more help last postseason than Jimmy does now.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:28 AM

I don't know what they're expecting the goalie to do with the 5 on 3s and odd man rushes and all manner of nonsense he's being made to deal with.

The worst part is his teammates don't share much of the blame either. These first two games have been dumb as hell.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:34 AM

I don't know what they're expecting the goalie to do with the 5 on 3s and odd man rushes and all manner of nonsense he's being made to deal with.

The worst part is his teammates don't share much of the blame either. These first two games have been dumb as hell.


That's why I'm glad it's only 2-0. The Penguins taught us last year that a 2-0 lead means nothing.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:35 AM

I voted "No" just in case we do lose this series no one can blame it on Ozzie.

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It still would be nice to have that one guy.


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 12:49 AM

Wow.... Howard makes 40+ saves, so lets put Ozzie in. What a great idea. Let's put an ice cold goalie in, that didn't even win 10 games this regular season, for a goaltender that makes 40+ saves in a playoff game. Watch the highlights, you'll notice that Howie made some incredible saves that kept the Wings in the game. I think you should be bitching about the 10 penalties, which is what cost the game.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:02 AM

I voted "No" just in case we do lose this series no one can blame it on Ozzie.


If we lose this series with Howard in net I can completely see someone making a "We would have won with Osgood" thread. If we switch to Ozzie (very big if) and lose, I can see the "We would have won with Howard" thread. So yeah someone will blame the goalie regardless of how well they play. Hell they could stop 99 out of 100 in a game with only the perfect goal going past them, but hey someone will blame the goalie.


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#49 BamaWing

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:18 AM

Some people need to watch the game and realize that Howard was far and away our last problem on the ice. Stupid ass thread

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 04:02 AM

As much of an Ozzie fan as I am, I have to agree. The officiating and diving is what killed the game tonight, and if it weren't for Howard it would have been way worse. Ozzie can step it up for the playoffs, yes, but has he ever faced that many shots and let in fewer goals? I think not. Any time he faces 30+ shots it's usually 4 goals or so, Howard made some great saves, having said that, he has let some soft goals in this post season, but he is still a great goaltender and he still deserves to be in the pipes.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:48 AM

Howard is not the problem here...

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:04 AM

Is this post serious...

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:16 AM

Howie was stupendous yesterday...why would Babs pull him out???

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:17 AM

No Ozzie please.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:23 AM

if OP is a troll, he is the most successful troll in the history of the internets. i want the other 13 or whatever people who voted "yes" on this poll to show their faces.

also, this is probably being discussed in the GDT, but aside from the 10-4 pp ratio, how does 37.6 percent strike you? that was our faceoff efficiency last night. :blink:

but, no, ozzie is not the answer right now. win faceoffs and don't take so many penalties. we would almost certainly have won the game if those two things has happened.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:01 AM

Its not Howard's fault we are in this situation. If Wings win the next two games we will win this series.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:06 AM

yeah,put ozzie in,howard had 'only' 41 saves last night

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:26 AM

sure why not stick me in net??

Edited by VanDer, 03 May 2010 - 07:28 AM.


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:34 AM

Howard has to work on his lack goal scoring prowess.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:42 AM

Howard has to work on his lack goal scoring prowess.


And his face-offs, Duh!

Seriously I actually wish that a goalie change would fix the situation, that would be a hell of a lot easier fix than what is really the problem. The Wings have not shown up for either the first or last 10 minutes of either game and that is when in fact they have lost both games. Well technically it was the first 2 and last 7, put you get my point.

They are not showing up to start the game they look half a sleep and have given up multiple PP goals in the first 5.

The game winner in each game was scored with less than 10 minutes left.

Two 5-3 in one game, 3 in the series and we are two games into it.

10 pp, a 3 on 1 (lids had no stick so I guess 3 on 1.5).

Like I said I wish the goalie switch would solve the problem, but hey at least J-ho didn't give up 6 in 2 periods, looking at you Niemi.

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