What about 20+ games? (ie. among Starters) Not that it would say he's better or anything, it would probably make him look worse.
You are not a Howard hater, you will at least entertain the idea that he played well. I don't think either goal could be considered "bad" as much as he just got beat. Bad timing for sure, but the Wings are battling and competing well so the goals allowed is behind us.
At least we can agree that this season, Howard has not been at the top of his game. He is therefore average (statistically) this season. I just don't enjoy reading the others who think we need to trade in Howard based on a single poor season.
35th in GAA
31st in SV% not great haha
I always try to use "replacement word/words" in these situations.
"If a Wing had scored that 1st goal on another goalie, would I think that goalie sucks cuz he didn't stop it? Or would I think that it was just a really nice shot by a talented Red Wing?"
"If the Wings scored a weak goal on a goalie, would I think that goal was due to a lucky shot, lucky bounce, or poor defense? Or would I think that their goalie misplayed it."
I wouldn't want to get rid of Howard because of one bad season.
I would, however, want to get rid of him after 1.5 bad seasons (maybe 2, but I doubt it haha) AND due to his other severely lacking aspects of hockey playing ability. (or at the very least start exploring your options)
I would give him more time if these other aspects weren't as much of an issue but I don't see him making any improvements in those areas.
Edited by roboturner, 22 March 2014 - 05:53 PM.