What are we paying him for? To let in 4 goals on 16 shots and all of them were garbage? The offense has been there all year and on nights when three prominent forwards are hurt, I don't think it's too much to ask your goalie to at least keep the team in the game.
You must be new to Red Wings Playoff Hockey. They flip that switch every year. In fact you can see it on all of the big games. Remember the Boston games or the Montreal game. How soon people forget. Defensive pessimism...
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Damn it. I missed my favorite part of the year then. I hope the new champs are enjoying it.
I still think he could use some time in the forward rotation of sitting out. Personally, I think both Miller and Draper have been better than Abdelkader.
Babs must disagree because apparently Abdelkader's scoring touch is superior to our other forwards in a game with an extra attacker. That one is quite puzzling - every forward dressed last night is a better goal scorer than Abdelkader.
I'm sure you do, so that you will not be deprived of a subject of complaint!
For someone that ******* NON-STOP about others complaining, you sure do a ton of frickin complaining about other people. Every post I read from you is a ***** fest about something another poster said.
Aussie is one of the most knowledgable people here on Red Wings prospects and there's nothing wrong with following Ritola and wanting him to succeed still. Too bad we can't ship you away to another team's board. Everyone would love that move.
Tonight was by no means Jimmy's fault, but it made me really think on the last time Howard put up a performance like Mason's. The offense isn't going to score 4-5 goals every game and the biggest difference to me with Howard from last season is his complete inability to steal a game or keep the team in it on a not so strong night offensively. He did it all the time last season and I don't recall a start since maybe before December or so where you could look at and say Howard "won" the game for the Red Wings.
Otherwise, it was just a terrible game. I don't think Franzen or Rafalski passed to a guy in the right sweater once. I hate watching this team try to finesse their way into the opponents zone especially with a man (or two) advantage. Dump it in, outnumber them down low and go to work in the corners. East-West passes at the blue line are a waste.