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.