Your stats are meaningless. Lidstrom made all our goaltenders better. And a good defense (new jersey) does the same for other goalies. Osgood still won when he was playing for lesser teams. Howard is under 500 this year and in the bottom half of goalies in all stats playing behind an average team. How does that make him any better than average? No parroting here. I dont drink the koolaid is all. Im the guy who recognized Holmstrom lost his usefulness in 2010 while everyone else still believed he was a legit top 6er. Im the guy who doesnt throw in the towel on 25 year old defensemen that are developing while the rest of you are calling for their heads. And Im the guy who blames management first for signing players who are incapable of filling the roles we need them to fill to be a top 5 team while the rest of the crowd is saying this guy is lazy and he sucks. In short, I like our good, young, developing players until they give me a reason to think otherwise. Howard has given me that reason. He's average. We need puck stopper and guy who steals games consistently. Howard does it rarely despite having a lot of opportunities to do it.
Now you are LITERALLY making up your own stats... howard hasn't been under .500 for most of the year. before the Colorado game he was 8-7-3, which is 19 points out of a possible 36 = above .500, now he is 9-7-3
And at 28 his numbers were .918 SV% 2.50 GAA and at 26 they were .914 SV% 2.36 GAA but nice cherry picking his worst statistical season of his career by miles Those numbers aren't that bad in comparison to the league and era. In fact they are borderline elite. http://www.quanthock...lies-stats.html 8th in SV% (6th in starters) 10th in GAA (also 6th in starters) obliterates Howard's current standing (something like 25th in the league before tonight). Oh and he stepped it up at age 27 with 2.13 GAA and a .929 SV% in the playoff WINNING the Conn Smythe. Good job showing your knowledge in history of this game.
What does this even mean? Where did I imply that?
At age 28? Yes I do. It seems to be no problem for Monster and Mrazek. But I don't have any interest in having this debate when Jimmie has been turning around his game. I still don't think he's the goalie to lead us to a cup.
Mrazek played two games, 1 solid game, one not so good game, and monster has started one game, you really were reaching on that one
I cant resist.... Another average game from Howard again lol
that's a stretch, I would say below average, did you see all those horrible saves he made robbing everyone all night? trade him now please, what a terrible goalie...