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Petr Mrazek making some noise with his start in GRR

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http://griffinshockey.com/news/releases/?article_id=2283

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Chris Osgood

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

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

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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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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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He might even be coming for their jobs :ninja:

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

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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's rebound control was atrocious up until a couple years ago and then he broke out and look at him now. Definitely see a future just as bright for Mrazek. His quickness is phenominal as well from all the times i saw him play.

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Howard's rebound control was atrocious up until a couple years ago and then he broke out and look at him now. Definitely see a future just as bright for Mrazek. His quickness is phenominal as well from all the times i saw him play.

Mrazek is so much better than Howard was as a Griff and is also much younger than Howard was when he became pro. I've watched a lot of him since being drafted and this kid is special.

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Howard's rebound control was atrocious up until a couple years ago and then he broke out and look at him now. Definitely see a future just as bright for Mrazek. His quickness is phenominal as well from all the times i saw him play.

This is exactly what i was thinking too. Get him some play time in Gr, and when he gets into the NHL with the great goal coaches we have this guy is going to be awesome. (hopefully)

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