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#1 13dangledangle

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:27 PM

Saw this earlier when looking at the Holland wants Bert back article, thought it deserved a thread.
http://www.freep.com...6/1053/sports05
....Ladies and Gentlemen Jimmy "F%$*ing" Howard.

#2 HankthaTank

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:30 PM

Just replied to what you put on the other thread. So I shall comment again Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:36 PM

Just replied to what you put on the other thread. So I shall comment again Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


Sorry...I read it again and thought f*** it...what can I say, I love Jimmy Howard lol
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#4 HankthaTank

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:45 PM

Yep straight hetero man love for Howie



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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:45 PM

Wings were dominated by SJ in the goaltending area.
Howard was solid in round 1, but totally outplayed by Nabokov in round 2.

With a championship goaltender, the wings would be right now en route for the cup finals.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:51 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itvVwhBpGMk&feature=related







Wings were dominated by SJ in the goaltending area.
Howard was solid in round 1, but totally outplayed by Nabokov in round 2.

With a championship goaltender, the wings would be right now en route for the cup finals.



Nabokov was on the team that won the series but did nothing to impress me at any point. And is currently getting owned by the Hawks. No consistent attack equals no tough saves made by Nabokov in that series really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJk0PB4KKLU


videos don't really prove my points but its a Howie love fest here
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:55 PM

Maybe when he can:

-Control the rebounds.
-Stickhandle and pass the puck with accuracy.
-Fix that "ozzy-5-hole".
-Stop overplaying certain players in situations like 2on1s etc.
-Stay in position even when there's heavy traffic and not swim like a fish on the ice.


Had to be said, on LGW he's like Messiah and second coming of Patrick Roy or something.. GET REAL.

Edited by mindfly, 19 May 2010 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:50 PM

Maybe when he can:

-Control the rebounds.
-Stickhandle and pass the puck with accuracy.
-Fix that "ozzy-5-hole".
-Stop overplaying certain players in situations like 2on1s etc.
-Stay in position even when there's heavy traffic and not swim like a fish on the ice.


Had to be said, on LGW he's like Messiah and second coming of Patrick Roy or something.. GET REAL.

I'll settle for him having been Detroit's Messiah this season.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:51 PM

mindfly's points are valid NEG JIMMY HOWARD IS A BEAMING DEITY

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#10 mindfly

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:52 PM

He's overrated and a not-so-good goalie, people just won't admit it, he wouldn't have a spot on any other team.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

He got us where we were in the playoffs and also couldn't make some routine stops in the SJ series. Inconsistency aside, you can't play every game like you're Jesus in goalie pads. I'm content, however, with knowing that he will recover and be even better next year.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:58 PM

the ghosts of steve mason and andrew raycroft lurk around the corner :ph34r:

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:59 PM

He got us where we were in the playoffs and also couldn't make some routine stops in the SJ series. Inconsistency aside, you can't play every game like you're Jesus in goalie pads. I'm content, however, with knowing that he will recover and be even better next year.

He better be... :ranting:

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:01 PM

He better be... Posted Image



Or he could just be another Carey Price! Oh wait! you want Carey Price in a wings uni I forgot Posted Image
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:07 PM

Yes the goalie situation in detroit would be saved if kenny holland traded for price but it's not even realistic so i won't bother about it.. i like ken holland in many aspects but i think he doesn't gamble enough, he's playing it all safe.. signing them UFA's and RFA's and maybe maybe sign an undersized 4th line player near league minimum e.g eaves/miller... *meh*

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:15 PM

Yes the goalie situation in detroit would be saved if kenny holland traded for price but it's not even realistic so i won't bother about it.. i like ken holland in many aspects but i think he doesn't gamble enough, he's playing it all safe.. signing them UFA's and RFA's and maybe maybe sign an undersized 4th line player near league minimum e.g eaves/miller... *meh*



Really don't mean to call you out on that constantly...I just don't see it that's all.
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:33 PM

So just to be clear, the argument is that Howard is theoretically better than Leighton and Niemi and thusly he is championship caliber? So Luongo is a champion? Or Nabokov? Or Kipprusof? Or X-goaltender that is better than 5th string tender Leighton or Niemi?

Prove it on the ice. You aren't a champion til you are a champion, period. Fun to speculate and all, but so far not so good with Howard. He'll use this as a growing experience I'm sure, but so far Leighton and Niemi have done far better in their first go-round than Howard did in his. And saying basically "if Leighton and Niemi can do it, anyone can do it, Howard is anyone, Howard can do it" is a pretty feeble argument after going out in 5 games in the second round :P.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:01 PM

He's overrated and a not-so-good goalie, people just won't admit it, he wouldn't have a spot on any other team.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:38 PM

He was good in certain games. And brutal in certain games. If he can cut back the workload in the upcoming season and work on the fundamentals somemore, then sure he'll be championship calibre. But if he plays 60+ games and doesnt fix his rebound control and 5hole, then he wont be.

I still love Jimmy and really hope he works out, him going after Crosby gave me hope for him.

Edited by Detroit # 1 Fan, 19 May 2010 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:45 PM

I didn't see anything in his play this past year that would make me say "Yes he will be a great goalie someday". He was giving rebounds out like a dinner at a homeless shelter, saves? I didn't see anything that good, thats also a reason he was giving up 4 goals a game in his losses. We need to move on without him. Babs needs to start playing ozzie more so we can use him in the playoffs.





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