If they over-achieve they'll squeak into eighth. I don't see them winning a round though. No high-end goal scoring, extremely mediocre defense and questionable goaltending. They just spent money (in arbitrary ways IMO) to get up to the cap floor.
There's no reason to think that the roster will click what-so-ever. Could it? I guess, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Obviously he was addicted to oxy which is all too common. Percocet, Oxycontin and Roxicontin are all the same thing in different mixtures or dosages. Percocet is mixed with APAP (asprin), Oxycontin is a sustained release pill and Roxicontin is for immediate release.
All of these have the same probabilty of addiction and side effects.
Hydrocodone like Vicodin and Norco are mixed with asprin and although highly addictive, way safer than Oxycodone in the long run.
Its sad to see people that would never in a million years take heroin be prescribed oxy for an injury and become addicted to it like a junkie on the street. Old ladies with arthritis that are strung out, athletes and actors OD'ing and high schoolers ruining their lives all because of an over prescribed pill.
I believe pharmeceutical companies are making way too much money one way or another from these medications to stop and find something better that treats pain without being a potential recreational drug.
Forgive me for preaching but this drug is worse than cocaine, meth or heroin because normal people that may have been in a car wreck or broke a bone all of a sudden are thrust into dealing with drug addiction, opiate withdrawl and possible death from abuse. This needs to stop as its ruining millions of peoples lives that didnt sign up for those type of issues.
Shootouts are another story. In most of those Howard allowed two goals which is unacceptable.
What a load of nonsense. Howard was one of the best goalies in the league in shootouts last season.
PS BTW Couture scored exactly the same garbage in 2010 play-offs to win Game 3 for SJS.
He won game three with it, eh? Interesting. I recall that game going to OT.
I'm not trying to get credibility on the message board. I'm a fan and this is my opinion.
Claiming statistics that are flat-out false and then covering up by saying "this is my opinion" does not calculate. I think "I refuse to admit that I was wrong about these statistics" is what you're looking for.
Having watched around 70 games last season I do not remember I felt safe when we had two- or one-goal leads just because of any shoot potentially being a goal. Talking about shootouts... I guess what best describes Howard is that shootout we had with Chicago when Pavel and Todd scored outstanding highlight-reel goals while Howard allowed three in a row.
That wasn't last season, smart guy. That was in early 2010. And Howard didn't give up three in a row in that shootout.
Fuuuuuuuck! Well, perhaps, statistics say otherwise... Yes, I mentioned it, that's my mistake. Can you name me a person who would feel safe going with Howard to Game 7 of SCF? He is going to let pucks in. Period. Red Wings somehow need to deal with it scoring, scoring and scoring. I remember (I bet you too) those times when our goalie didn't let pucks in in a game just because he played good not because a team in from of him played excellent. These were 97 and 2001-2002 season. Since then we have Howard-like goalies.
Oh, so now this is to be a commentary on Holland's choices of goalie in the last 14 seasons. Never mind that the Red Wings had the same goalies in many of the seasons since those you're quoting.
But anyway, Holland, please go out and sign the perfect goalie! You know, the one who never lets pucks in!
Howard was streaky in the regular season and outstanding in the playoffs. Just ask the Sharks and the Coyotes.
I'm commenting on Howard being a goalie who cannot take a team to SCF irrespective of who plays on the ice. Just like Bobrovski in Phily or Varlamov/Neuvrith in Washington. That is it. All things you've noticed are related to either lack of confidence or lack of good skills. I really hope this is lack of confidence. However, he already played two full seasons and was developed properly through the minors. Evidently, it is lack of skill. Luckily, for our team to be champion a mediocre goalie is needed. Howard is worse than that.
Applause on your use of arbitrary statements as if they're fact. First you mention that this is a message board and that it's your opinion, and then you dictate "fact" to the rest of us when it is, just as before, only your opinion.
Do you remember how Red Wings played in front of him in both of those games? This year, especially, even after loosing Bert and Danny. That would be sufficient to win both games. However, at his price (2.25M) he is more or less good. More or less. Well, for teams like Columbus, Calgary or Carolina that do not have any chance to win it all it is ok.
Yes, I recall Howard winning game seven against the Coyotes while only giving up one goal; in this year's game seven versus the Sharks, I recall the Red Wings having very little offense in periods two and three. And I recall Howard having let in two goals he had very little chance of stopping, and having been failed by the defense on both occasions.
Since you're obviously less interested in discussion than you are in simply declaring that Howard sucks, why don't you just put it in your sig and call it a day?
Excellent! Once in a while we get a goalie who can actually stop pucks any goalie should stop. With Jimmy Howard any soft wrister from the blue line could be a goal. Last time I had such good feeling was in 2008 when... Ty Concklin played for us.
I've no idea, but from what I heard he really took to them well, and they to him. I guess we'll never know.
Some stupid wag online said, "Why is the media so obsessed on Datsyuk?" Why? Number one, I don't think they are "obsessed". Two, he's a breath of fresh air...no ego, no pretense. No mouth like some, and a s***load of talent to back it up. What's not to love?