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In Topic: Moving Jimmy Howard

Yesterday, 08:58 PM

Everyone seems to only remember the shutouts that Mrazek got, and completely forget the very next game when he was consistently pulled. Mrazek had one good playoff series and a very inconsistent regular season, and that's not enough to give him the number 1 job and get rid of the insurance.

This. People either forget about this, or they're blinded by the "newness" of Petr. These are some save percentages he posted last season - usually a rough outing, followed by a very solid one:

.840 - .971
.813 - .933
.857 - .962
.667 - .957
.765 - .977
.895 - 1.000

Clearly, he's got the ability to bounce back after ugly games, but he's gotta work on his consistency. So yeah, I definitely agree. It's good to have another solid goalie while he develops... you know, like that Jimmy Howard guy.

In Topic: What's your roster lines ?

Yesterday, 07:22 PM

I'm definitely curious to see how every thing plays out on defense. Nothing is for certain, but it would appear as if this is Quincey's last season in Detroit. It's probably a stretch, but I'd like to see him moved at the TDL, once someone's shown they can play regular minutes (XO, Marchenko). I don't think KQ is the guy to put Detroit over the top, and it'd be nice to get something for him. 

Also, It feels as if Smith and Kindl are not only battling for a spot this year, but next year as well. Gut feeling says that one of the two will be moved next offseason. I can't see both being moved - that doesn't strike me as Holland-esque.

That leaves the team with Kronwall, Ericsson, DeKeyser, Green and Smith/Kindl going into next season. Either way you slice it, only two of XO, Marchenko, Jensen and/or Sprould will likely make the team. The other two will be sent back down, picked up off waivers or moved. Russo's waiver-exempt until 2017-18, which probably works against him.

In Topic: What's your roster lines ?

Yesterday, 01:05 PM

Trading Howard is dumb if we want to make a playoff run.  What happens if Mrazek gets injured?  Tommy McCollum would be our starting goalie. Think about that for a second. 

Uh, is someone forgetting about Jared Coreau? C'mon man, get it together. Who needs Jimmy Howard?

In Topic: Franzen back on ice

25 August 2015 - 08:40 AM

I welcome his offensive contributions, but I think he's playing with fire. Yeah, I think he makes Detroit a much deeper team. Once the team is healthy (knock on wood) he can play on the third line with Helm-Sheahan, or perhaps one of Tatar/Nyquist can bump down a line. Either way, it's good to add a (potential) 50-point player to your team and make your top-nine that much deeper.

It's been thrown out time and time again, but the quote regarding not being able to play with his children... I dunno, it just rubs me the wrong way. I understand the idea of wanting to compete and go out on your terms - I don't understand what it's like to play at a high level, though. I won't pretend to know how Franzen feels.

Again, I'm not Johan Franzen - I just wonder if his priorities are in order. One more hit is likely the end for the Mule, and could have a long-lasting impact on his overall health.

In Topic: Franzen back on ice

24 August 2015 - 09:58 AM

Guess it's time to start including Franzen in those roster combo predictions: