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#2587867 Petr Mrazek is the #1

Posted by chaps80 on Yesterday, 08:20 PM

 

The only job Monster could take right now would be Howard’s  :lol:

 

LOL

 

Imagine poor Jimmy in the press box. 




#2587851 Petr Mrazek is the #1

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on Yesterday, 05:33 PM

I agree about Howard. As for Mrazek, it depends on your definition of "huge." If you subtract the games in which he's been pulled, his stats are unreal, which leads me to conclude that it is lack of consistency that is holding him back.

 

It's his lack of playing time in the NHL that's limiting him right now.  Give him a full year or two.




#2587177 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Ally on 31 March 2015 - 07:00 PM

Am I the only one who still LIKES the Wings? I swear the GDT is the most depressing place on the Internet lately.


#2586400 Petr Mrazek is the #1

Posted by derblaueClaus on 29 March 2015 - 07:50 AM

 

Totally he is a good goalie and when he is on very good, just not in the class of Price, King H, Quick, Rinne but most goalies aren't so not a big deal. If this team makes the playoffs Howard will need to be better no doubt as will the whole team (not just defense).

 

Personally I'd feel more confident with Howard or the monster in net (he did play well against Boston last year).

 

Agreed Frank, he also isn't paid the money of the said elite goaltenders. Jimmy is an well above average (there, I said it) starter. But he is going through a tough stretch so putting Mrazek in net is the right call at the moment.

 

Of course I would feel more confident with 1st-half- of-the-season Howard, but I'm pretty confident in Mrazek, too. We are not in an all or nothing year like the Rangers, so letting Mrazek play and let him gain experience isn't the worst that ever happened to this teams goaltending.




#2586290 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Y19 on 28 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

TB coach making a case for Abby suspension in his press conference.


 

The team has nothing to worry about if they keep pace with those in the chase. So that win IS all that.

Exactly.  When everyone wins, that's one less game those behind us have to catch us.  Huge win!




#2586204 Petr Mrazek is the #1

Posted by Supface on 28 March 2015 - 02:41 PM

At least we now know the issue! Perhaps his eyes are getting blurry and some Lasik would help.

Maybe Howard should trust his eyes to Dr. Rahmani.




#2586136 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 28 March 2015 - 02:16 PM

When exactly did Abby become money on a breakaway?




#2586072 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by derblaueClaus on 28 March 2015 - 01:42 PM

Pucks just don't want to go in atm. But we're playing good, I like it.




#2586063 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 28 March 2015 - 01:38 PM

The Wings look like a competent hockey team today so far. Small win, but this period has been pretty good.


#2585839 Petr Mrazek is the #1

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 27 March 2015 - 10:08 AM

"When you are playing from behind every shift is an emergency and that causes turnovers…we have to keep the puck out of our net. Petr will get a chance now." -Babcock

 

I don't disagree with the sentiment, but what about when turnovers lead to playing from behind? I don't think anyone's going to argue that Howard's been inconsistent and oftentimes lousy since returning from injury, but this team hasn't been helping their goalies at all lately. I think it's fair to call out Howard at this point, but you've got to be calling out Nyquist and Ericsson too, and you've certainly got to call out your team defense. Howard hasn't been great, but no one on this team has been much better lately.

 

"When you are playing from behind every shift is an emergency and that causes turnovers…we have to keep the puck out of our net. Petr will get a chance now." -Babcock

 

I don't disagree with the sentiment, but what about when turnovers lead to playing from behind? I don't think anyone's going to argue that Howard's been inconsistent and oftentimes lousy since returning from injury, but this team hasn't been helping their goalies at all lately. I think it's fair to call out Howard at this point, but you've got to be calling out Nyquist and Ericsson too, and you've certainly got to call out your team defense. Howard hasn't been great, but no one on this team has been much better lately.

 

I agree with you. It's time for some overall accountability to guys like Gus and Ericsson. 

 

Howard hasn't been good and I was calling for Mrazek to actually start last night's game over Jimmy because it's obvious he's got the Yips right now. But it goes deeper than goaltending. The entire D needs to play better. I'd totally advocate benching Ericsson, sending Kindl down and calling up Ouellet or Marchenko just to light a fire under someone's ass. 

 

What would make this really interesting is if Mrazek just absolutely steals the number 1 job here by playing like Georges Vezina down the stretch. He has to know this too. If Petr really wants to make a big impression now, he knows this is his chance. And I really think it would galvanise the team too. Hopefully he steps up and the team responds. 




#2584240 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by wings87 on 23 March 2015 - 06:48 PM

Just saw on TSN that Kovalchuk may be looking to find his way back to the NHL. To do so, he either needs to take a full year off of pro hockey, or if he signs for a team, all other 29 teams must sign off on it. There seems to be a possible loop hole that he could just go back to playing for the Devils to avoid the whole 29 other teams signing off thing. Gonna be interesting to see what happens. 

 

Not at all surprising. He made a rash decision(I'm assuming) and now is regretting it. Also not to start any kind of political discussion, but the current political climate in Russia has to be weighing on his decision to come back to the NHL.




#2584134 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by wings_fanatic on 22 March 2015 - 01:50 PM

Good call putting zids on, best d-man on the team

 

Besides Kronwall you mean. Kronwall is very much undervalued by some people on this forum. He had an awesome game today by the way. 




#2583855 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by PenaltyShot 96 on 22 March 2015 - 11:37 AM

 

I thought it was the dumbest thing at first, but now I hate it when there isn't a shot counter. 

Exactly!! It doesn't mean anything, but now how will I know how badly the Wings are getting outshot??




#2583850 3/22 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by PenaltyShot 96 on 22 March 2015 - 11:33 AM

I've gotten so used to the SOG counter on FSN that it's a little disorienting to not have one.

 

All the Red Wings players threw their arms up in the air one after another like they were trying to start the wave. New strategy to help us get the calls?




#2583704 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by wings87 on 21 March 2015 - 02:45 PM

I honestly don't know how on this forum Babcock went from one of the best coaches in the league to one of the most hated members of the Wings franchise. Maybe because Blashill has surfaced? I don't know. Just because someone has success in college and the minors, doesn't automatically make them a slam dunk NHL coach.  I also don't get what some fans want from the guy? I mean, he took the Wings to the Stanley cup, winning ones, and if not for some creative officiating and a missed Cleary breakaway, probably would have won back to back titles. This is also the same guy that has taken a sub par/young and injury prone team to the playoffs the past several years. Not many coaches could have done that. Do I love everything about him? No, not by a long shot, but I wouldn't want to see him go anywhere else.