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#2624156 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Helmethead on Yesterday, 09:32 AM

Jimmy is still better than Mrazek. Lol yeah sure he is.

#2624106 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by krsmith17 on 29 August 2015 - 02:01 PM

I think Mrazek has the potential to be an elite NHL goaltender, and I do believe he will be our clear number one at some point this season, possibly as early as Christmas. Like many have already pointed out though, it would be a huge mistake to trade Howard before next offseason unless some team blows us away with an offer we can't refuse (not going to happen...). The competition will be great for both goalies and we need the insurance in case one of them goes down with some sort of injury...

#2624085 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 August 2015 - 11:42 AM

Taylor Hall for Jimmy! Hahaha....

if you don't have anything to add to the conversation or are here just to troll, then move along.


if you remember, last season when the rumors about Hall being traded went around, an Oiler reporter named a few teams and players that would get a trade done. Detroit was named and the return was Sheahan, Sproul and 1st round pick for Hall & Petry. So laugh all you want, but if that would have been enough then Jimmy, Smith, Sproul and a pick is more than enough for Hall.


But by all means, troll along. BTW, Hossa has 3 Cups since we signed the other guy instead, he is still top line material and would be here scoring 40 goals playing top 3 sniper role. Fact.

#2624077 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 29 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

I suspect Jimmy comes back better than ever and we will be moving Mrazek.


You're nutz lol.

Mrazek is unproven and still has to round out his game, there a lot of goalies who come in but after while they come back down to earth because other teams are figuring them out and adjusting their attack style accordingly.

Howard is a capable proven number 1 sure he is not elite but only a few guys are. Also with Blashill coming in everyone will have to earn the trust of the new coach so I expect Howard to have one hell of a season and around 10 - 15 games for Mrazek if Howard stays healthy.


You've haven't watched him in juniors or the AHL.  He's more than capable of being a #1 goalie.

#2624075 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by LeftWinger on 29 August 2015 - 10:24 AM

I am sure glad someone else made this thread and not me! :lol:


Jimmy WILL be moved before 16-17, unless Mrazek totally takes a crap fest this season (which I highly doubt,) because solid tandem or not, Holland cannot and will not have over $8M (at least) tied up in his goalies.  And that is IF Mrazek re-signs for only $3M.  If he wins 25+ games and takes them into the 2nd round at least, I see him getting closer to $4M. NO WAY will Holland have that much money tied up in goalies.


For all you Holland slappies out there (and even me from a financial standpoint) you better hope that Howard outplays and keeps his starting job all season and limits Petr's starts to 20 or less.  That way, Petr may re-sign for something around $2M, which could keep Jimmy around for another season. But then again, if Petr goes 17-3 or so in those 20 starts and Jimmy DOES re-gain his #1 form, that could mean more in return for him next summer.


Either way, as Mrazek continues his progression the way he has been, Jimmy's days are dwindling, that is the truth. Lets just hope we can get great value for him when it comes times to trade him....and he cooperates by listing 10 or so teams he will or won't go to.


In Edmonton, I would love to see him Packaged with Smith and Sproul and a pick (or maybe a young forward) to acquire one of their scorers (Taylor Hall maybe.)

#2624065 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Helmethead on 29 August 2015 - 07:48 AM

10-15 for Mrazek. Why not 1-5? Lol

#2624039 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by chaps80 on 28 August 2015 - 07:24 PM

Not until we have a reliable back up for Mrazek is Jimmy expendable. Our other goalie prospects are barely fit for 3rd string duties right now.


Exactly. Mrazek/McCollum would be scary. Jimmy is'nt going anywhere yet. No need to pull a San Jose and head into the season with two goalies with a combined 83 NHL games under their belts.

I suspect Jimmy comes back better than ever and we will be moving Mrazek.


Mrazek won't be going anywhere.

#2618808 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Another couple Holland off-season gifs.


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#2609641 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2015 - 10:28 AM

Slava Fetisov, former Red Wing defenseman and star of the wildly popular documentary "Red Army", wants Russian law to ban Russian hockey players from coming to the U.S. before their 28th birthday. 


You'll recall Fetisov's story.  He bucked Soviet law preventing him from coming to the U.S. to play hockey, by refusing to play for their national team.  In the documentary he explained how he wanted to be free to make his own decisions, make his own money, and determine his own future, without being coerced by federal authorities. 


And now he's a federal authority.  And he's trying to restrict young players from having those very same liberties. 


Here's a thought Slava.  Rather than using a draconian legal system to force people to stay against their will, how's about you work toward reforming said legal system, and equally restrictive and authoritarian economic policies, so that people will WANT to stay in your s***ty country.  You are, after all, a Senator. 


What a dick.



#2621323 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by rick zombo on 23 July 2015 - 12:32 PM

I agree with Gretzky, Nyquist should have started that season in Detroit, also I agree last season, Jurco should've spent the year in GR, considering he had the exemption, he would've developed a little more to the NA game. Not that he would've been a big hit here, but we would have never lost Nestrasil for nothing.  Sure, the log jam this year would've been a body larger, but who knows...I know he wasn't a huge loss, but you guys know my disgust with losing someone or nothing.


ALTHOUGH, after Nyquist was called up he was the hottest scorer in the league practically, could you imagine the contract he'd have now (as opposed to $4.75M) if he had played that entire season and scored at that pace for 65-82 games?


Adam Gretz. Hockey writer.

#2620784 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 17 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Sometimes its easy to forget that while Dan Cleary the player has long since outlived his usefulness as a Detroit Red Wing, that Dan Cleary the man is actually a great person and a wonderful ambassador for not just the Red Wings but professional athletes in general. That story above my post is a good reminder of that.


In no way do I want him taking a roster spot up on the team anymore, but I'll always respect how he turned his career around with the Wings and his contributions to the team over the years.

#2620762 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by e_prime on 17 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

I used to love Dan Cleary and this whole situation has kinda turned me off towards him... but I certainly blame Holland as much as I blame Cleary... but this situation would never keep me from going to games.

#2620455 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by SetecX on 14 July 2015 - 06:01 AM

For anyone interested, I started a blog to follow the construction progress of the new arena, via my drone.



#2620429 New Ultra-Enhanced Video/Renderings of the Arena District

Posted by Z and D for the C on 13 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

I think he has a good point but Detroit is in a unique situation. A) it's more than just a new arena (it's a whole new neighborhood) and B) It's going in a blighted area. It's not just replacing something in the city, it's adding to the city. That is the difference.

#2620076 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 11 July 2015 - 05:30 AM

Wow Goose left some serious money on the table here. He would have gotten much more on the open market

But he wasnt in the open market.

Obviously if he was a ufa He would've gotten more, but he was an rfa an He signed A bridge deal that buys two ufa Years, with the two remaining rfa years. He didn't really leave money on the table, hell be making 5million/yr In his ufa years. That's about Market value for what he's done so far. His playoff performances also changes the Money, had he been scoring at the same Rate in there playoffs as he had during the regular season, he would've gotten more...

He still has quite a bit to prove before he hits ufa.