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#1 Crymson

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:56 PM

Howard is having a brilliant season so far. Applause!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:59 PM

Already more shutouts than last season.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:00 PM

Indeed! Big month or so for Jimmah.

Keep it up!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:01 PM

I may have mentioned this before, but If****** love this guy!
....Ladies and Gentlemen Jimmy "F%$*ing" Howard.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:03 PM

Love him, one of my favourites, which says something considering I am very meh about goalies.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:05 PM

The oilers were swarming at times, J-Ho was big and how about an "atta boy" for the D, did a good job clearing pucks!

All around great win.

J-Ho looked great

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:09 PM

I really think that this could be Howard's big year. The team has played awfully in front of him at times, and he still has very good numbers.....and 3 shut-outs already.
If the rest of the team comes around, I think we're looking at a nice deep run in the playoffs.
:)

Is it too soon for me to start another topic about line combinations, though?
It's been a while for me.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:07 AM

Howard's been great. I love the shutouts, and honestly he would have a couple more if the D/refs hadn't choked in a few games.

Definitely an underrated goalie in this league.

Keep up the good work, Jimmy. :thumbup:
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:54 AM

Being one of his harshest critics the last few years, I think he's proven himself. He's great in the playoffs, even last year when he struggled in the season. He's been great thus far, and let's be honest, he's generally been great when the team needs him.

I think at worst he's going to be another Osgood. Perennial underappreciated, but shows up when we need him to and knows how to win. A more likely scenario is that he's going to be elite, probably starting at the end of this season when he wins us a Cup.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 01:07 AM

It's no secret I had great disdain for JHo last season for his incredibly poor play. But this season, as if it were even possible, he is playing even better than his rookie season!

As well as Howard has been playing, though, he's not basking in the glow. Instead, he's deflecting credit toward his teammates by saying they're doing a lot of "great things," on the ice."We have to get through the neutral zone, making teams go a full 200 feet, we're not turning pucks over," Howard said. "We're not seeing a lot of odd-man rushes against. Guys are sacrificing their bodies. It's exciting to play as a goalie when you see that."




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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:29 AM

Yep, definately carrying over his form from the playoffs. But crucially, we seem much better defensively this season, shots against seem wayyyyy down - the lowest I can remember since, well, 2008 :o

Just checked, we are 5th in Goals Against and 1st in Shots Against. Like Jimmeh says its a lot easier without all those odd-man rushes...
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:09 AM

Leading the league in shutouts(3) with Rinne and Quick! Gotta love Jimmah, he's so underrated.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:35 AM

Jimmah is king :D
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:14 AM

he's been really good, lots of confidence can totally see it and has me relaxed watching the games :)

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:26 AM

And I love that he's being humble about all of it, just like Ozzie. Learned well from him.

All-Star Ballot snub? Bah. Let some lesser goalie like Fleury wear himself out in that meaningless game.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:05 AM

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

Jimmy is an all star. I don't need a meanlingless, lame-ass game to show me.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

NHL.com posted a few articles praising him.
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:06 PM

Funny how all the naysayers here were saying that we need a better goalie this and that. Jimmy's preseason wasn't good but he's completely erased that and looks stellar. Not that preaseason matters at all in stats for goalies. IMO he's been our best player then Lids (no surprise). Also I think Jimmy is improving which is never a bad thing, I think he's only going to get better.





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