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#2579045 My Ideal Playoff Situation

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 05 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

My ideal playoff situation is we go in 100% healthy and on fire. Let the other cards fall where they will.

#2574272 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by rick zombo on 24 February 2015 - 01:06 AM

Stop bickering over Howard in the shootout everyone!!!!!! I’m sick of hearing this crap. 


We all know he lost tonight’s game because he blew it in regulation. 

#2574270 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 24 February 2015 - 01:04 AM

Yes He did have an off game sort of... But saying he is freaking terrible is a joke... He has been our MVP for just about the entire season

#2574243 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 24 February 2015 - 12:55 AM

Oh my god the howard haters are out in full force tonight lol... Stop drinking and go to bed

#2572315 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 18 February 2015 - 10:28 PM

Seeing Tats punk Kane on his own move was the happiest I've been all season.

#2570817 2/14 GDT : Jets 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 February 2015 - 10:12 PM

Just posting my thoughts. Or am I not allowed to do that?
And it would have needed to be true tonight for a win, even though it was Howard they would have had to bail out and not Mrazek.

First game in a month. Easy to ignore I guess when you have an agenda. Howard has been exceptional all season and will be again. He just needs to play more to find his rhythm.

#2567091 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 29 January 2015 - 11:30 PM

Before tonight:

OMFG trade Jimmy, Mrazek rulez.

After tonight:

Bench Petr and start McCollum

Also, Manny>>>>Osgood


The Wings have some pretty bi-polar fans.


But then again, it's the nature of the business. 

#2567088 1/29 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Lightning 5

Posted by rick zombo on 29 January 2015 - 11:28 PM

Before tonight:

OMFG trade Jimmy, Mrazek rulez.

After tonight:

Bench Petr and start McCollum

Also, Manny>>>>Osgood

#2566544 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by GoalieManPat on 28 January 2015 - 05:47 AM


He was great late in the game tonight. Because he’s clutch. 


Clutch isn't just making saves in the last 5 minutes. Clutch goaltenders make those important saves through the whole game. Mrazek is the future for the organization and I am excited about his potential but he looks like a rookie which is what he is. Hes not winning games for the wings and hes not losing him. Hes basically an average goaltender right now which ironically everyone accuses Howard of being. Since taking over for Howard hes only held a team below two goals once, has a gaa at 2.5 and a save% just over .900. Those are average numbers. If you look at his numbers in GR and the Wings this year it has been statistically his worst season as pro so far. Luckily the Wings offense has been on fire for him. Its basically the Gus effect last year. Gus was good but for some reason the Wings scored almost a goal a game more for him. Hes doing a great job of doing just enough to keep this role going but the Wings really need Howard back if they want to finish the season as a top 3 seed. You only have to look at how bad the PK has dropped off to see the difference between Howard and Mrazek in net right now.

#2565549 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Dynheart on 22 January 2015 - 12:14 PM


I love Jimmy, don't get me wrong and he is our #1 goalie.  I'm not on the bandwagon of getting rid of him.  However, you have to agree Mrazek has only had limited NHL experience and is doing pretty damn well as our #1 right now.  We haven't had a goalie like that coming up through our draft system since I don't know when.  I only see him getting better.  Yes, he'll have his ups and downs just like any goalie.  However, remember, he's a rookie that is our #1 right now, and without these injuries to Monster and Jimmy, would still be playing in the AHL.  


Who's reason?

Let's be frank, just about every rookie (save for the very bad ones) comes up to the NHL and looks like the next Roy. That is until the league figures them out. Then all of the sudden those .939 1.34 back to back seasons (playing only 18 games or so) dip down drastically to something like ...885. Back to the AHL they go. Maybe a couple of them will be seen in the NHL a couple of years from now as a back up. Or they just fade away, and those rookie seasons get chalked up as flukes.


Mrazek is lumped in with these very same rookies until he's proven. I'm not too quick to jump on a boat that I've seen way too many times...that just ends up sinking. And for that reason, there's no reason to shorten Howards leash...on an already shortened leash by the fans.


Is Mrazek Talented? He looks like it. But he's certainly not ready to take over Jimmy's job.


@toby91: Every goalie goes through rough patches. Even the top 5 that people always drool over. That's why you look at the big picture. Not a hand full of games here and there that can be cherry picked to make a case that the goalie is just plain average (see, I have proof! he went on a stretch of 8 games where he averaged .905). 


The man may not have elite stretches as good as the top 5. But when he has his low points, he still performs on par, with you average goalie. I rarely see Howard get lit up for more than 4. And that's rare. It's 1-2, with an occasional 3. 4 being a bad game. He's let in more than 4 throughout his career, but I'm sure there's maybe a dozen of them. He just plods along with 1-2/occasional 3 goals against for the majority of career. To me, his consistency is constantly understated. Never elite. But never really bad. And people talk as if this is a bad thing.

#2565350 2017 Winter Classic Red wings vs. Blue Jackets?

Posted by kliq on 21 January 2015 - 01:53 AM

The problem is for these to do well you need people from other parts of the country to want to watch. Of course fans of Columbus are going to watch, and yes the Wings have a huge following, but fans in NY, LA, Chi etc. are not going to care. People want to see teams face off with history. If you are going to put the Wings in again, have them go against a Pittsburgh or Montreal or Chicago etc.


Nothing against Columbus, but nobody wants to see them that is not a Columbus fan.

#2565341 2017 Winter Classic Red wings vs. Blue Jackets?

Posted by kliq on 21 January 2015 - 12:53 AM

This would be the lowest rated Winter Classic ever lol

#2565509 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Dynheart on 22 January 2015 - 12:46 AM

I really don't understand the flak Howard gets, or the short, SHORT, leash he's been given.


For some reason, he's been labeled an barely average- average goalie. It almost seems like the fans, or just hockey fans in general, are hypocritical about the guy.


Barely average-average= a .900-.910. .915 on a good year? Maybe 60% at the shootout?


If that's what we expect from Howard, then last season he shouldn't have really been crucified. He played within his talent level, accord to most. You see, to me, Barely average- average goalies do not post .920+ the majority of their career (so far). To me, until his average season last season, an average goalie doesn't post around 75% in the shootout, consistently. To me, that's high end of above average goal tending. Or has he just been overachieving his whole career? And don't tell be it's because of the stout defense we put out on that ice. /sarcasm


Oh, but what about this year's shootout numbers! Statistical anomalies happen. You just don't go from one of the better shootout goalies, to the worst, without a reason. I'm sure it will be fixed.


Mrazek has talent. But he's far from ready. He has had the benefit of an offensive burst from the Wings right now. Sure it's a team game. But had it been Howard it net letting in those very same goals? The man would be on GOAT status, if he isn't there already.


Mrazek can't catch a puck. He can't swallow a puck. Sure Jimmy's rebound control was bad, but not this bad. It was mostly Jimmy's kick saves (as still kind of there) that were the problem. Never a glove issue, or swallowing the puck...to this degree.


I feel like Mrazek supporters are on a high right now because "he's winning". But once there's a stretch where he needs to squeeze points from 5-6 1 goal games in a row. I know Jimmy can do it. Mrazek? I'm not so sure. And as excited as some people are, and as I am, I'm not ready to hand over the reigns to the kid until he's 100% better than Jimmy. And Jimmy is a realllly good goal tender. It won't be an easy take over, no matter how we try to conjure up a scenario.

#2565417 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by number9 on 21 January 2015 - 12:19 PM

Why would I be mad about clearly winning the argument


Indeed. Clearly you are the victor. And now I am bad, bro.

#2565372 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by number9 on 21 January 2015 - 08:41 AM



Well I won't lie thats true for the most part and I'll admit I'm guilty of it at times. But it does seem like if you like Howard you'll do the same thing. Like if goals are scored against Mrazek that were due to defensive breakdowns and bad giveaways someone will post something like...


Oh wait....


U mad bro?