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JPT

Member Since 21 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active May 10 2015 10:49 PM
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In Topic: Time to move Howard?

03 April 2015 - 09:20 AM

The label "all-star" means nothing. Howard was playing the best hockey of his career early this season for sure. But he has a larger body of work and he is nothing more than a solid goalie that has issues with the shootout and consistency. And the shootout does mean something - it sure would be nice to have a couple extra points from all those shootout losses.

 

That being said Mrazek has shown enough that I would gamble and see if Jimmy would waive his NMC. He's a lot of salary for someone who isn't the clear #1 on the team and I think you could bring in a veteran for insurance like Jhonas Enroth at a much lower cap hit and use the $ elsewhere on the roster.


In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

15 March 2015 - 09:07 PM

Babcock is in a tough spot here. Mrazek has played well enough to at least plan the seed that he might be the better goalie to ride at the moment. But even in light of Howards struggles I don't think you sit him yet. Mrazek needs more starts and if he can outplay Howard then I say ride him as far as he takes us.


In Topic: 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

29 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

No surprise. The Lightning own the Wings. I think that's ONE win in their last TEN  games against Tampa. The Wings would get destroyed by Tampa in the playoffs.

 

Unfortunately the Isles do too....


In Topic: Pittsburgh/Philly might be the best rivalry in the game now

21 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

Parity does have a lot to do with it. Great rivalries are created by great teams fighting for a division and meeting in the playoffs and battling it out.

In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

18 December 2014 - 03:03 PM

Call me crazy but I think trying to trade for a potentially elite player is a good thing. Hall is 23 years old and scored 80 points in 75 games last season. He is not the reason Edmonton is horrible, that's on managment. I would think that Edmonton fans would commit ass suicide if they were to trade him and I doubt he's really on the block. Even if he were the Wings wouldn't part with the pieces to make it happen.

 

But I want to play too.... 

 

Mantha + Tatar + Smith + 1st Rd pick for Hall and Petry

 

Mantha is a blue chip prospect...but still a prospect. Tatar is a good player but a tradeable asset. Losing Smith would hurt but I think we have some prospects that could step in if we don't make a trade. Again Hall could be an elite player and if you haven't noticed the two of those the Wings have are a little long in the tooth