Idk why you guys think Mrazek is going to do any better than Howard did against Calgary or how Gus did tonight. Have you forgetten that Mrazek too has let in 4-5 goals per game. MULTIPLE times. I think he went on a stretch (3 games in a row?) where he left 4,5 goals in consecutively. Yes I do believe Mrazek is a great goalie but lets not get too excited that he's some elite goalie that's going to save us. The wings have to play tighter in general in order to prevent these massacres from occuring.
I am definitely looking forward to Mrazek's puck handling to help the D out in a few games down this stretch tho.
The key there is a 3 game stretch, where outside of those 3 games, in the 10+ he has played, he was stellar. Just look at the numbers he has been putting up since going back down. Couldn't hurt to give him a chance next game what so ever. He is on a roll right now.
Regardless, can't be any worse than the goaltending this team has gotten in the past 2 games.
Mike chose to start Gus. He chose to scratch Jurco for #18, he chose to play Glendening on the top line. He's the guy who puts Weiss on the point on the PP, he's the guy who called up Pulkkinen to play him 4:58.
Yes, execution is on the team. But Babs set us up for failure before the drop of the puck today.
Because Howard was so damn good last game, right? Also, it's a back to back. The backup goalie pretty well always gets a start in those situations. Glendening was put on the top line because he is the closest thing to a Helm the team has with Helm on the shelf, and Helm on that line has been great. Giving that a try by no means is setting the team up to fail. And please tell me what Jurco has done lately?
I like him, but he was giving up tons of goals also when he was starting. The team just scored lots of goals then.
He had 2 or 3 not so great games, but he also had games where he was stellar. And look how great he has been since being sent back down. Time to give him another look, because Gus is awful, and Howard has been mad inconsistent since coming back from injury.
Well that could be true but janmark never really had a shot here and he's 22 ... Don't bite my head off I'm not comparing him to datsyuk or zetterberg but if I'm right both didn't play in the ahl either and both werent in the nhl at 22 ?
And as much as we love and hope larkin athanasiou mantha are gonna be top nhl guys ....daigle and Stefan were first overall picks and never did anything so we never know what happens until these guys all play
I do think Janmark has upside. Don't doubt it at all. But he is far too unproven to have much in the way of trade value. While it would have been nice to package him in bringing in a right handed dman, it would be a pipedream due to his lack of trade value. Guys like Pulks have some trade value. Not Janmark. Not even gonna mention Backman as he is damaged goods as far as the Wings go. He was never going to play here, and other GM's know that. He literally had no trade value as long as he was our prospect. The 2nd rounder is the biggest part of this trade that we gave up. Not the end of the world as we still have our first, and if things dont work out and the Wings don't make a run this year, we get the Stars 3rd rounder. Which is not at all far back from where our 2nd rounder is really. 20 spots down tops? Which makes little difference in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. And if we don't get that 3rd? That's because we make the final 4. And if we do make the final 4, I'd bet my left ******** Cole would be an important part of that.
At least .. But we would have to get rid of weiss so salary matches which is why I don't think it'll happen .... Would you do weiss and smith for Phaneuf? And would the leafs do it? I doubt it
Weiss doesn't HAVE to go the other way. Shedding Kindl clears up all the cap space we'd need. Weiss could be moved in summer if we need to shed salary. His contract is very tradable. Hard to say who goes the other way. How much salary retained would dictate the value of getting Phaneuf. I also just realized this is the Cole threat and not the Trade deadline thread so feel free to discuss this further there if you want.
Have you seen what other teams are paying this year?
This is a fair deal both ways.
And we had to make room for all the centers we drafted last year to come into the system.
Holmstrom, ehn, vahatalo, kadeykin, and turgeon.
Janmark isn't worth all this griping.
I didn't even feel the need to gripe about the Legwand deal last year. I knew it had to happen, and Holland was dealing from a weak position at the time. The deal was made to preserve the playoff streak, so it was what it was. While I was ok with the deal, I understood why people didn't like it. Seeing a couple people react the same way to this trade is absolutely mind blowing lol. Was a great move.