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#2124264 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by Doc Holliday on 01 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

Niemi LATELY = Howie almost all of last year, stealing games.

How quickly everyone just forgets. Right now Niemi is the better goalie but an awful lot of goalies have stood on their head this year with better defenses in front of them. If the question you are posing is who do I want in net for us AT THE PRICE we got him for?

Jimmy Howard please.


Howard has not been stealing games all year. He hasn't been stealing games hardly at all.

He hasn't been bad, but lets not overrate Howard here. Niemi won a cup with a stacked roster just like Osgood did twice, and I'm sure we would take Ozzie in his prime over Howard. Niemi is getting overpaid based on a season of performance but right now he is a better goaltender.


#2124261 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by greenrebellion on 01 March 2011 - 03:11 PM

Niemi LATELY = Howie almost all of last year, stealing games.

How quickly everyone just forgets. Right now Niemi is the better goalie but an awful lot of goalies have stood on their head this year with better defenses in front of them. If the question you are posing is who do I want in net for us AT THE PRICE we got him for?

Jimmy Howard please.


Oh come on. How often have we seen a rookie phenom fall off a cliff and disappear never to be heard from again. So Howard had one great year. Meanwhile, Niemi had a good regular season last year, a great playoffs, and despite a slip early in the year (Stanley Cup hangover or whatever you want to call it) has rebounded and is now supporting a .919 save percentage despite the weak start and hes on a team with defensive depth problems.

At $2.25MM youd really rather take Howard who struggled in the playoffs over a guy who has been there, done that in the highest pressure situations and proven himself to be more consistent?

Sounds like Im bashing Howard, but Im not. I just think its funny how people think $2.25MM for Howard is a great signing, but Niemi at $3.8MM is horrible.

Not like Sharks have a bunch of options in goal either so they were kind of desperate but still in my eyes they got a fair price. I wouldve preferred a shorter term as Ive mentioned in some other posts, but a shorter term probably means bigger cap hit.


#2124291 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by NeverForgetMac25 on 01 March 2011 - 04:48 PM

Datsyuk is a better back checker. better deker. has a better wrist shot. one of the best passers ive ever seen. He is a faster skater. he carries the puck in the neutral zone better. oh and he fights :rolleyes:
Z does have a pretty good backhand though.

Datsyuk is a better back checker: No he's not
better deker: Agreed
has a better wrist shot: Debatable
one of the best passers ive ever seen: Becoming more debatable given Z's showings these past couple years
He is a faster skater: Show me proof.
he carries the puck in the neutral zone better: Agreed

My Turn:
Z is given the tougher assignments and is a better all-around defender. Z is a better back-checker. Z's off-ice commitment has been noted as one of best in the league. Z has a better slap-shot and backhander.

All that being said, I do feel Dats is the biggest *all-around* talent in the league (more-so than Z). What I mean by that is he's close to Z in some categories (although still slightly behind) but the areas he excels in tend to be leaps and bounds above most any player in the world.


#2124274 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by Doc Holliday on 01 March 2011 - 03:49 PM

Zetterberg singlehandedly handed the most hated player of LGW his own ass.

There should be no question who should get it here.


#2124236 I've decided-Datsyuk for Captain

Posted by VM1138 on 01 March 2011 - 02:11 PM

Stuart should get an A. He gave a bunch of interviews earlier this season and really sounded like a captain. He was articulate, said the right things and seemed to have some sway over his teammates.

I'd like to see (whenever Lidstrom does retire, probably another year or two in the future) Zetterberg with the C, Datsyuk and Stuart with the A.

That is, assuming Draper is retired.


#2124369 Kings GM complaining about calls

Posted by Konnan511 on 01 March 2011 - 08:02 PM

As a hockey referee, I would be interested to find out just how many people here have actually reffed a game. Personally, I think anyone complaining about the reffing should put the stripes on and go out there and ref a game sometime.

You don't need to have been a ref to be able to spot a good one or bad one just like you don't need to have been a GM to know which ones are the good ones and which ones are the bad ones.


#2124077 2/28 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Kings 4

Posted by Mabuhay Red Wings on 01 March 2011 - 02:34 AM

But he'll grow on ya.


Wow. You might want to get a CT scan. And soon.


#2124155 Kings GM complaining about calls

Posted by VM1138 on 01 March 2011 - 10:41 AM

I think people see that the Wings are consistently at the bottom of the pile in PIM and assume the league helps them, when in reality they just play a clean game. But the Wings constantly get screwed by bad calls at the worst possible times. I won't say there's a conspiracy against Detroit (except from O'Halloran) but to suggest there's a conspiracy in FAVOR of Detroit is even more ridiculous.


#2124037 2/28 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Kings 4

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 March 2011 - 01:03 AM

Jimmy Howard is really good. LOL, at least we scored 7 tonight :)


#2124049 2/28 GDT: Red Wings 7 at Kings 4

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 01 March 2011 - 01:07 AM

Regardless of the dud in the net, tonight shows that when the Wings wanna, they are a dominant team. And we didnt have Eaves, Rafalski and Franzen. That's good news, I'm not gonna say any more about the goaltending because.. lol


#2123428 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by Konnan511 on 28 February 2011 - 12:22 PM

Last in Save Percentage and Goals Against Average...Should have been 2mil or under, but I'm glad we got him re-signed. If he ever works on his rebounds and consistency, he'll dominate this league. It's just rough to see Joey have better rebound control than Jimmy, but beggars can't be choosers.


#2123386 Wings sign Howard to 2-year, $4.5M extension

Posted by HankthaTank on 28 February 2011 - 11:49 AM

He needs to agree to becoming more consistent.


#2122545 Red Wings Won't be Active at Trade Deadline

Posted by Doc Holliday on 26 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

The blackhawks had just got beaten out of the western conference finals and added Hossa at the start of the season. They were a young and hungry team.

And won the cup without a deadline deal. Point being, a team isn't required to change assets at the deadline to be a player in the post-season.

The wings are full of guys with big contracts that have all pretty much won a cup, adding some fresh blood wouldn't be awful, espcially when the wings have been getting exposed on the defensive side of the game

Regular season complacency in February isn't a new thing in Detroit.

If Holland thought there was a move that would make this team better, he would do it. There are a couple guys that would be nice to have but they may not even be available or had at the right price to come to Detroit. Either way, one or two deals isn't going to shake up the team.


#2122053 Justin Abdelkader

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 25 February 2011 - 01:20 PM

Abby isn't as physical because he's been succumbed by the "non" physical Wings style of play.


:unsure:

Going out there and smashing bodies is exactly what Babs wants from Abby. Hell-- he lead the forward in hits last season by a mile before being sent back down to GR.

Babcock demands that his players forecheck hard and grind down other teams by hitting and pressuring their defensemen. Nothing about the Babcock system can be described as 'non physical' outside of the lack of fighters.

If Abby can't be a physical presense there's no reason to keep him in Detroit. He's not a bonefide NHL scorer. Abbs needs to play like a 3rd/4th line forward or refind his scoring touch.


#2121817 2/24 GDT: Stars 4 at Red Wings 1

Posted by brett on 24 February 2011 - 10:15 PM

howard .875 :thumbup:

salei the only defensemen not a minus