Babcock just hasn't done a good job of coaching this season, most glaringly with this goaltending fiasco.
If Howard plays every game the rest of the way and we make the playoffs, what then? Are we going to play a tired Howard in the playoffs, or give Ozzie a playoff start after not having played for 2 months?
Babcock should have played Ozzie last night and Howard tonight. Instead, he keeps piling on starts on his tired rookie goaltender.
Also, you have to wonder what effect this is having on the rest of the team. They're not robots, so this has to be getting to their heads too.
Why is he going to be tired? And how do you figure he IS tired? He had a two week break, and just had a four day break. Plus, it's not like he is a 20yr old rookie. He's 25 about to turn 26 in a week.
Last 4 seasons
Rookie Pro: 55 Games played 2nd year pro: 56 Games played 3rd year pro: 58 games played last year: 56 Games played
This year: At 52 games. He should finish the regular season around 63-64 games played. He won't be tired until we hit the second round or so, if he even does become fatigued, baring that we make the playoffs of course.
"Rookie goaltender Devan Dubnyk is expected to start Friday, and he'll be looking for his first NHL win. Dubnyk is 0-8-2 in 13 appearances, including 10 starts, with a 4.16 goals-against average and .868 save percentage."
If this is a nutshell detroit game he will have the game of his life, stand on his head make 45saves for his first career win and also first shutout in the same game..
It's got to be either Tatar or Nyquist. Both have set bench marks in their early careers that no Wing prospect has reached in recent memory (Tatar--entry to the AHL in draft year and Nyquist--Hobey Baker favourite). So if you're going to bet on future stars you might as well pick the kids that are doing something none of the other kids in the org have yet.
Most unlikely does not mean most likely...
I'm guessing the most unlikely to make it big is Adam Almqvist. He's a tiny tiny tiny D-Man that tore up the junior Swedish league and has done an alright job in the Swedish league this year. He seems most likely to be a Rafalski, but he is a longgggg way away from being polished.
If he wins the HB, i see no need for him to play college next year. Unless his team has a significant chance of winning the 'Ship next year, i don't see a reason for him to stay, once you win everything you can at a certain level, it's time for a new and improved challenge.
What the hell how can they put classes at night time? isn't it better to be active around 7-12 in the morning instead?
Here at Central Michigan, Sunday nights are Oldies nights, so you don't want Monday morning classes. Monday is dollar pint night, so no Tuesday morning classes for me! Tuesday night is a wash. Wednesday is free pool night downtown so no Thursday morning classes! Clearly everyone knows Thursday is bar night every where, so no Friday morning classes.
Mindfly, morning classes are not fun when you are hungover, that's why I prefer night classes!