Posted by roboturner
on 27 February 2016 - 12:20 AM
The whole broadcast was so Avs-centric. It's like they forgot there were two teams involved in this, then at the last minute decided to let Ken do play by play and let Mick do some interviews on the Wings bench.
The other announcers even seemed annoyed with some of the things Ken was recalling about the bad blood and things said by wings in the years during the rivalry. Everything on the Avs end of things just seemed really classless (I guess I shouldn't be surprised...)
Posted by roboturner
on 08 January 2016 - 02:05 AM
"I've been sayin' it. I've been sayin' it for ten damn years. Ain't I been sayin' it, Miguel? Yeah, I've been sayin' it." - Russel Case (Independence Day)
"Mrazek, uh, finds a way" - Ian Malcom/Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park)
I hate to say it but damnit, I'm going to. Good Bye Howard Apologists!!!!! All last year I kept saying how they should start getting Mrazek in a position to take over the starting job soon, especially with the way Howard was struggling. And all last year I got s*** on by almost everybody.
"He doesn't have any experience!"
"You just like him cuz he's new and shiny. Once he starts struggling you'll be calling for McCullom!"
"Blah Blah Howard Blah Blah...."
NO. I liked him because he was clearly better than Howard. Better agility and quickness, better stick handling, better positioning, better mental tougness, ect...
I'm just waiting to see how people react when Mrazek has a bad stretch.
Well, I'll probably give him a pass. Everybody has a bad night or two. But Mrazek has shown that he has a short memory when it comes to that and can move on quickly. He's still young, still improving. And frankly he's just better. When you're better you have a longer leash. (Think Brett Favre. Threw a ton of interceptions. But he was an elite quarterback so you're more willing to overlook that in a way you wouldn't if it was an average quarterback. And the style of play that caused him to throw so many interceptions is what caused him to be one of the best in the game).
Jimmy is still a good goalie. Probably the best backup goalie in the league. I still hope he gets out of this funk he's been in and will cheer for for him when he does play. But Mrazek seems to have taken the starting job for good. Having a goalie tandem of Mrazek/Howard is a 'good problem' to have. Whichever way Blashill splits the starts from here on out is fine with me.