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Should we bench Jimmy Howard?

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#61 RedWingsDad

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

Offense can't score. Howard is the problem. Just wow

 

Thing is, if a goalie let's in soft goals it can deflate your team, kill momentum,  and equate to less scoring. Obviously Howard isn't all of the problem,  just saying that a goalie can effect your offensive production, albeit indirectly.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

If we for sure want to lose tonight then sure bench him.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:59 AM

call me crazy, but this pole seems a little one sided :P 

 

(rightfully so) 


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:06 AM

No personal offense to anyone (I'm all for open debate of any and all questions), but the poll question here is moronic, and the results reflect that.  GAA and SV% statistics are problematic over LARGE sample sizes to begin with, let alone over 2 or 3 games.  If your logic follows, Braden Holtby and Josh Harding are clearly better goalies than Rask, Price, and Luongo.

 

No, we are not benching Howard.  For many reasons, not the least of which is that there is no viable backup.  Howard's Game 1 was fine.  Game 2 was weak, but he did win it.  Game 3, he played fine again, until the 5 on 3 and a HORRIBLE Brunner turnover let the wheels fall off.  The TEAM needs to play better, Howard included.  Benching him will do nothing.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

I absolutely LOVE ow when howard has a couple of bad games immediately it is the bench howard train again...Bench Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Franzen Filppula, and Nyquist cause they didn't score at all the last game...



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

101 - 2 ... lock it up.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

Should have been posted in "Fantasy".

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

People forget that Osgood was an All Star goalie in 2008.

 

What has Monster done this year?

 

Even if you want to say that Howard hasn't been at his best, we have no other reasonable options, so this is really a silly discussion.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

While I'm not in favor of benching Howard I do think his game since the end of period 2 game 2 has been weak. He is prone to mental lapse and soft goals it rally is the same thing that happened to cujo. He makes big saves then let's in a heart breaking softie. How much does this effect scoring , can't say but I'll bet it does some. If you don't think so maybe you've never played a team sport where a team mate appears to be letting the team down
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:04 PM

While I'm not in favor of benching Howard I do think his game since the end of period 2 game 2 has been weak. He is prone to mental lapse and soft goals it rally is the same thing that happened to cujo. He makes big saves then let's in a heart breaking softie. How much does this effect scoring , can't say but I'll bet it does some. If you don't think so maybe you've never played a team sport where a team mate appears to be letting the team down

 

Howie also has not had a game off since March 31, but don't look at facts just throw our teams mvp under the bus at every possible opportunity... 



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

Now who were the four that say he should be benched..? :P

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:53 AM

Jimmy just pee pee'd on this thread.



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

Game 5 is a Howard booster. If he plays like he can, we can grab control of the series. If he's Mr. Big Rebound like he has been all series, we will need to get lucky.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

Answer is no


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Answer is no

I beg to differ, my good sir, but the answer is, "<expletive of your choice> NO!"



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:01 PM

Who you going to put in. He has played way more then was planned because we don't have a back up we can trust
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:16 PM

Bench him he sucks! Did you see all those goals he let in last night? He should never be allowed to touch a sheet of ice again! I hope Kenny trades for Anders Lindback this offseason, or convinces Tom Cheveldae to come out of retirement. Those were the days...

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

Bench him he sucks! Did you see all those goals he let in last night? He should never be allowed to touch a sheet of ice again! I hope Kenny trades for Anders Lindback this offseason, or convinces Tom Cheveldae to come out of retirement. Those were the days...


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

I didn't watch game 3, but even after that, a big resounding no.

 

Only down 1 game at the time in a series that could honestly go either way/flip a coin.

 

He was arguably the main force taking this team the playoffs, the Monster has had extremely limited playing time due to the team fighting for a playoff spot, as long as Howard isn't injured they are riding on his back whether he gives up 1 goal a game or 8.







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