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#1 evilzyme

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

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Rookie netminder Petr Mrazek made 24 saves to backstop the Griffins (5-4-1-1) to their first home win and improve his personal record to 3-0, marking the third-best debut ever for a Grand Rapids goalie. Only Ty Conklin (2011-12) and Mathieu Chouinard (2000-01) enjoyed better starts (5-0) in a Griffins uniform than Mrazek, who currently ranks third in the AHL in both goals against average (1.30) and save percentage (0.954).


Good stuff!!! Awesome to see the Griffs using him now.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

Finally! Ok, now they can get down to business.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:03 PM

I've said all along, this kid is the real deal... Glad to see him getting his chance...

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

Went to today's matinee. He looked great. Goals were on a point rebound and a total fluke deflection.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

I saw him on Sunday, he looked great. He seems to have a little trouble with rebound control, but that's something he can learn over time. He has great instincts, and looks really comfortable in there.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

I saw him on Sunday, he looked great. He seems to have a little trouble with rebound control, but that's something he can learn over time. He has great instincts, and looks really comfortable in there.


Absolutely, some time with a good goalie coach and development while in the AHL and it can easily be improved. I've always heard he is pretty dang fast and his movement is smooth. I'm loving it!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

I like what I see from him, but its only 3 games. Lets hope he can keep it rolling.

One thing is for sure, Mrazek is better than McCollum and Pearce.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

One thing is for sure, Mrazek is better than McCollum and Pearce.


Amen to that.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

I've said all along, this kid is the real deal... Glad to see him getting his chance...

Agreed. I love this kid too :)
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

I saw him on Sunday, he looked great. He seems to have a little trouble with rebound control, but that's something he can learn over time. He has great instincts, and looks really comfortable in there.


Howard had a ridiculous amount of trouble with rebound control, too. The Griffs and Wings know how to train that out of a goalie.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Howard had a ridiculous amount of trouble with rebound control, too. The Griffs and Wings know how to train that out of a goalie.


Had? As exceptional of a goalie Jimmy is, that is his biggest weakness IMO.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

Had? As exceptional of a goalie Jimmy is, that is his biggest weakness IMO.


Yup. Howard is pretty decent all around, but he gives up BIG rebounds.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

Had? As exceptional of a goalie Jimmy is, that is his biggest weakness IMO.

As good as Jimmy has been the last couple seasons, he isn't an exceptional goalie yet. An exceptional goalie means he has to be consistent. Exceptional would be Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Chris Osgood, etc. Longevity in the league and that kind of thing.

I don't look at it as much of rebound control, because every goalie gives up bad rebounds through the course of a game and season. Its the ability to be consistently solid, win big games, and cement yourself as a big game goalie that puts you in the upper eschelon. Jimmy is climbing the ladder, but he is not in the exceptional category yet. Maybe good or great, but not exceptional.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

This kid is the real deal. Howard and Gustavsson better perform because Mrazek will be coming for there jobs, soon.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

This kid is the real deal. Howard and Gustavsson better perform because Mrazek will be coming for there jobs, soon.


I couldn't agree more. Going to buy his jersey one day when he's wearing the Winged Wheel :).

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Chris Osgood



One of these things is not like the others...



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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

Mrazek was drafted in the fifth round while McCollum was drafted in the first round. Late first round picks are not sure things at all and that's why I am not upset that Wings traded one for Quincey last spring.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

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One of these things is not like the others...

PS: Sorry, couldn't resist. I agree with the rest of your argument.

Hehe, look at the stats, cup wins, and so on. Osgood was one of the best. Howard is no Osgood.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

This kid is the real deal. Howard and Gustavsson better perform because Mrazek will be coming for there jobs, soon.

He might even be coming for their jobs :ninja:

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:19 PM

He might even be coming for their jobs :ninja:


Ha! They're safe over there with their jobs.





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