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#1 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:25 AM

Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings -- It's been a roller-coaster start for the Red Wings, but Howard has been a rock throughout the turbulence. His 1.85 GAA ranks second only to Khabibulin among regular starters and his .930 save percentage is among the League leaders. Just like with Rinne and Quick, it's been up to Howard to carry the workload. He has started 16 games and also has 3 shutouts.

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Very nice to see him getting recognition for his strong start.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:13 AM

:thumbup:

Thatīs why heīs on the list for the Allstar-ballot... oh wait! :ph34r:
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#3 akustyk

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:26 AM

:thumbup:

Thatīs why heīs on the list for the Allstar-ballot... oh wait! :ph34r:


I'm perfectly OK with Wings not participating in this dumb popularity contest.

I'd rather watch Howard play his All-Star game in June. that's all I care... :)

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 06:03 AM

I'd rather watch Howard play his All-Star game in June. that's all I care... :)

Yeah, funny thing is, last few years he's seemed to step it up in the playoffs. If he does that this year, he'll be playing the post season as the best goaltender in the league. Period.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

Yeah, funny thing is, last few years he's seemed to step it up in the playoffs. If he does that this year, he'll be playing the post season as the best goaltender in the league. Period.


as you have correctly guessed, I'm very fine if this is the case ;)

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:04 AM

:thumbup:

Thatīs why heīs on the list for the Allstar-ballot... oh wait! :ph34r:

I see what you did there. :ph34r:

Obviously very possible if he can keep this consistent play up. Mentioned in a recent Howard thread here that it could easily be argued that he could be the MVP of the team so far this season.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:08 AM

He's had a great season for us, but you can argue he's not even been in the top five for best goalies this season. I love Howie and his play this seaosn and hope he keeps it up. Rookie year Jimmy is much better than Sophomore year Jimmy :)
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:15 AM

A few games like his last outing and his numbers will come back to earth, it doesn't take much for the numbers to turn mediocre.

Edited by NeedMoreToughness, 25 November 2011 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:08 AM

A few games like his last outing and his numbers will come back to earth, it doesn't take much for the numbers to turn mediocre.


He will be fine. He earned himself a stinker. Even Rinne had a horrible game against Edmonton (and his goals were even softer than Howies). Like 3 goals in 8 shots or something like that. It happens to the best of them.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:09 PM

He's looked great since the playoffs. I think having such a successful run personally gave him a lot of confidence and he's playing really great this year. He really stepped up and made it happen. He'll have to weather some storms no doubt, but he's proving more and more everyday that he's got what it takes to be successful.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:18 PM

Not while Pekka Rinne plays in the league.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:18 PM

I'm concerned with the amount of games he's playing though. Recent history has shown 65+ starts gets you an early exit.
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:26 PM

I'm perfectly OK with Wings not participating in this dumb popularity contest.

I'd rather watch Howard play his All-Star game in June. that's all I care... :)


Agreed. Ever since Montreal fans mastered the art of phone-networked votebombing the AS game's lost whatever credibility it had left.

I'm concerned with the amount of games he's playing though. Recent history has shown 65+ starts gets you an early exit.


This. I'm not a fan of overworking goalies. 65 games I can live with but anything over 70 games is retarded.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:41 AM

Agreed. Ever since Montreal fans mastered the art of phone-networked votebombing the AS game's lost whatever credibility it had left.



This. I'm not a fan of overworking goalies. 65 games I can live with but anything over 70 games is retarded.

I think 55 needs to be the magic number, 60 tops, anything more and I think you're burning out the engine before the car even gets to the final lap...

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:31 PM

55 is ideal. 60 tops.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:26 PM

55 is ideal. 60 tops.

You an expert?

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:00 PM

last season he played 63 games and was more thank "ok" in the playoffs

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:04 PM

You an expert?


Okay.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:56 PM

55 is tops. I'm an expert.







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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

You an expert?


Did you sign up just to troll?





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