I really hope Gustavsson can start soon. Jimmy Howard is just not good enough to win big games. This sieve is going to cause Detroit to be swept during this key stretch.
For me it's the perfect scenario. Monster came from Toronto that didn't give him much of a chance, gave up on him quick, and he likely has a bit of a bone to pick. Toronto is slumping and recent goaltending has been atrocious. It's a game we have to win, it's a game that Gus can have his hand in, damage his former team's playoff hopes a bit, send a message that he can be a big time goalie when called upon, and most importantly, get us that W and 2 points.
I haven't given up on Howard, I know what he's capable of, I know what he's like when he's on top of his game, and I don't think that goalie is lost. Right now, it's too important to remain patient regardless if this game was his fault or not. Look at the winning percentages of both goalies, and we need wins. Plain and simple.
$1 for every game won including BottleOfSmoke butt pats in the GDT
$5 for every series win
$1 for every Photoshop War submission I post
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Current Total - $15