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#2639674 Larkin for ...

Posted by Dr Dubya on Yesterday, 04:52 PM



Larkin for nobody.  I'd rather have 4-5 more Cups in the next 20 years instead of one in the next 2.



Uh.. Larkin for no one

Wow, you guys would prefer to just let Larkin go for nothing? 


Cmon, the kid's not THAT bad at playing hockey.

#2639626 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on Yesterday, 04:50 AM

Well, we are 2-0 in overtime games when I post a pic of Fulton Reed and 0-2 in overtime games that I forget. That's our problem.

Ha. I told you there was something to it man.
The second game you posted it, pulks scored the winner. And Fulton Reed is teemus spirit animal, as you recall.

#2639561 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 26 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

I think Datsyuk and Richards have the right idea on offense. Not too cute but quick bang bang plays. And what ever happened to us scoring on deflections and screens, rebound goals even. There's been a handful all year. Have we scored from the point all year?

And Z has scored 2 goals in like 45 games. That is ridiculous. He has stopped making a conscious effort to get pucks to the net and it's showing statistically. We're counting on a rookie and a grinder to consistently score on our first line

#2639530 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by GunnarStahl on 26 November 2015 - 11:31 AM

They lost it for themselves.

#2639518 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by StayClassy on 26 November 2015 - 01:42 AM

Wings played "let's just try and kill the clock" the last few minutes, and I feel like that's what killed them. They were doing great with the puck possession up until that point and I didn't really see any need to change the strategy really.

#2639505 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by barabbas16 on 25 November 2015 - 10:53 PM

A well played game for the most part.  An undeserved loss, I think.  Boston really had no business being in this game.  Mrazek needs to make the "key" save at the end there that everyone complains Howard doesn't make.  But, moreso, they've got to get the puck into the net more than that.  It was Gustavsson in net and you dominated possession - score more than 2 goals.

#2639500 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 25 November 2015 - 10:30 PM

When your best set up men don't play with a goal scorer<<<<


Richards-Datsyuk-Tatar see! I just made that line infinitely better


Larkin-Z-Nyqvist There! I did it again


If the top six doesn't look somewhat like this for the next game then I will seriously question Blashill's judgement

#2639499 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by MDCard on 25 November 2015 - 10:27 PM

If we play like this the rest of the season, we will make the playoffs.  We played very well tonight.  Just couldn't put the puck in the net when we needed too.  We are improved since Dats, Richards and Green have been back.


I would like to see AA up here and Miller or Andersson out.  We need to be a bit more dangerous offensively.

#2639490 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 25 November 2015 - 10:11 PM

Boston is the highest scoring team in the league with their personnel... I think our coach can muster up a little more offence with this roster. Would help if our highest scorers weren't treated like depth guys... And why has Abby become an unmoveable staple of the first line? He has no fine touch and he's never going to beat a goalie unless the puck deflects off of him. At least try it out, Blash has moved better players than him down the lineup

#2639467 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by e_prime on 25 November 2015 - 10:03 PM

Plenty of opportunities to put this game away.  Could not do it.

#2639417 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by TheXym on 25 November 2015 - 09:45 PM

Another solid save by Mrazek. That goalie is quick, fast, hungry, and has a killer instinct like a velociraptor. Jurassic Mrazek is on the job. Feel free to do a photoshop if you have the skills

Let's Go Wings!

#2639271 11/25 GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2015 - 01:30 PM

Congrats to all going on attending the Wings 200th consecutive sellout!


I hope all the empty seats in the front row will make a lot of noise to support the home team.  

#2639232 Goalie Battle

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 25 November 2015 - 06:49 AM

Mrazek on track to becoming the main goalie in the long run. This situation is almost perfect for him, alternating, reflecting, practicing.


To make it perfect in my opinion, someone in management should get their butt to Moscow and have a sitdown with the best goaltender of all time and try to make him consultant to the Red Wings for 2 seasons. I think you oldtimers know who that is, V.T. are his first letters.

I think Mrazek is ready for that, seems like a good next level progression to me. Playstyle fits nicely as well.


No, he needs to sit down with the best Czech goalie and we all know who that is and his initials are D.H. ;).

#2638234 Goalie Battle

Posted by joesuffP on 19 November 2015 - 12:53 PM

I would die if they traded Mrazek over Howard

Winnepeg seems to be in a free fall right now and they'll be heading into cap hell this summer

#2638912 Goalie Battle

Posted by Buppy on 22 November 2015 - 07:40 PM


I have also noticed a tendency for Howard to let in the tying goal during the last ~5 minutes of the game.  Without looking up any stats, I assume Mrazek doesn't do this quite as often.  That's why Babcock started Mrazek in the playoffs last year and, hopefully, if they make the playoffs again this year Blashill will do the same.

Made me curious, so did some looking. Unfortunately, war-on-ice doesn't filter by time in game, so it's not quite conclusive.


Combined last year and this year, leading by one, with opposing goalie pulled, both are nearly identical. 2 GA for each, on 16 shots for Mrazek, 15 for Howard.


Leading by one, all situations there's quite a difference though:

Howard - 44 games, 548.5 TOI, 32 GA on 306 shots, 89.54 sv%

Mrazek - 32 games, 570.1 TOI, 16 GA on 293 shots, 94.54 sv%


The team is better defensively with Mrazek, but Mrazek is also much better. Better on all shot types too.


Low-danger (perimeter shots basically): Howard 7 goals/155 shots, Mrazek, 2/137

Medium (high slot/circles inside the faceoff dots): Howard 6/69, Mrazek 3/90

High (low slot/goal mouth): Howard 19/82, Mrazek 11/66


I figured there would be a difference, but I'm surprised by how dramatic it is. Among all goalies with at least 300 minutes in that situation (42 of them), Mrazek is 4th best, Howard is 3rd worst.


Oddly, when trailing by 1, Howard is 21st of 47 while Mrazek is 44th. Trailing by any amount, Mrazek is 56th of 61, with Howard 20th. Tied Mrazek is 2nd of 61, Howard 38th.


Granted, Howard wasn't great last year. Limited to just this year, they are much closer.


Overall, I don't know if you can say Howard is particularly prone to giving up late, tying goals. Not enough information available (unless someone cares to dig through game logs). But it does look like Mrazek, so far, is generally better in tied games or when protecting a lead, but more likely to get a bit rattled when behind.