They have nothing to do with this post season!
I agree he should have played less during the season, however Babs didn't think a rusty Ozzie could pull it out. Not my opinion not my decision.
The other option was 3 other rookies.
Yes Howard needed to rest more during the season, however the only way Babs thought he could get any wins was to play Howard.
Can you imagine the overreaction here if the Wings finish 9th.
You may say well what does that have to due with anything, the pressure on this org to make the playoffs and a run at the cup is higher than any other team.
Babs had to do what he could, was it what caused the loss to SJ, no!
Games 1 and 2 how many special teams goals did SJ score?
Three goals, dude this is not 1999 anymore do me a favor and look through the scores of the rest of the league during the post season and tell me how many games the winning team scored 4 or more! Sure it is about 50/50, what does that prove, 3 goals is not that big of a hurdle.
How many goals did the Wings average in wins? and Losses? see you only provide one side, the side that helps you. I would be just as worried that the goalie has to give up less than 2 goals to get wins. But that is just me, I think the team lost as a whole, including Howard. PK goals were almost guaranteed at the end, and you can say that was on Howard all you want, but that is you being biased!
Oh and anything to say about the Hart thing?
He is a rookie, lets see what he can do next year, he could be the next Raycroft, He could be the next Vokoun, the next Richter, the next Carey, or even the next Chris Osgood, which based on their relationship and personalities is probably the most likely, and hey a 400 win (not that Howard has that much time left in his career) goaltender is pretty damn good.
Last thing on this subject, you keep stating you supported and support Howard, but everything I read in your posts says the opposite.
Stop avoiding direct questions and it may not look like that.
Sorry that is the way your posts read, you make generalizations about goals he let up, and twice I have asked you for specifics and then you directly quote me and still don't point to any specific goals.
Do you know who needs to say to people they support Howard "really I do, I do I support him, I always have and I will prove it", people who don't, they are trying to prove it to themselves as much as the people reading it.
It is like saying "I am only going to say this once" if it is the truth you don't have to worry about saying it once, twice, a hundred times! (Thanks Cal Lightman for that quote! lol!)
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