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#2565259 1/20 GDT: Wild 4 @ Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 20 January 2015 - 10:19 PM


#2560917 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 06 January 2015 - 02:21 PM

The great thing about being a Leaf is the lifetime supply of Tim Horton's.  




#2559431 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 December 2014 - 12:26 PM

Looked like Sergie Berzen out there...oh wait, he finished!


Wow, I didn't think anyone remembered Sergei Berezin  besides me.   :lol:   Guy did score 37 goals in one season, though.  

#2559378 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 December 2014 - 09:47 PM

What a puckhog.   :lol:

#2559377 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 27 December 2014 - 09:47 PM



What a goal!!

#2559376 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by MotorCityMadness on 27 December 2014 - 09:46 PM



What a shift!!!

#2559375 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by aflac9262 on 27 December 2014 - 09:46 PM

Are you kidding me!? What a godly shift by Goose!

#2559374 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by TheXym on 27 December 2014 - 09:46 PM

Nyquist with the skate around the net 2x then ripping it on the third lap for the winner. 28 seconds of puck possession by Goose. It looked like NHL15 in rookie mode!

#2559141 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by FlashyG on 27 December 2014 - 12:03 AM




#2558125 12/21 GDT : Avalanche 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 20 December 2014 - 09:56 PM


#2556031 NHL Mumps Outbreak

Posted by Echolalia on 12 December 2014 - 06:25 PM

Heaven forbid anyone get vaccinated.

#2554003 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by pondrocket on 04 December 2014 - 11:14 PM

Just a reminder that they are still playing games in Edmonton.

#2555961 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 12 December 2014 - 12:24 PM

The only thing I can say is the normal thing for someone in this scenario is to keep it as vague as possible....not make up stories about the man

"Mandela? Aw, man. We used to shotgun PBR back behind the abandoned factory in juniors after sneaking out of billet. That guy was the meanest drunk I ever met! Sure had a way with the ladies though..."

#2554787 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by F.Michael on 08 December 2014 - 09:56 AM

Toronto has a basketball team?

#2555864 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by Echolalia on 11 December 2014 - 05:28 PM

I've still been waiting for someone to explain to me how it's totally acceptable to call out Ericsson for a giveaway that led to a goal, but if anybody brings up Howard doing the same thing they're just a "hater/basher".


I'm pretty sure it was the same game too. Ericsson in the 1st period, Howie later in the same game.


Then of course there is this article about the quality of Jimmy Howard's starts: http://www.wingingit...-quality-starts


One of the stats....Really Bad Starts!


I'm sure you guys will head over there and tell them how it's all bulls*** cuz it's just a made up stat and all...


Anyway, anybody wanna answer my question? I'd seriously love to have an answer.


Of course its totally acceptable to call out anyone who gives the puck away and it leads to a goal.  Everyone does it reguarly in the GDT, including when Howard does it.  Hell, this whole thread was made to bash Howard in the shootout and here we all are.  As far as I'm aware, nobody ever bashed on you or your posts for doing that.  What people disagree with is relying on a "statistic" that is entirely subjective as an objective way to rate a goalie, especially when its clear that you're not interested in comparing him to the rest of the league, but rather trying to paint him in a bad light.  "Bad pass" was never defined, neither were a handful of other statistics that you came up with.  Who decides what pass is considered "bad" or not?  You?  And even if you came to some objective way to quantify a bad pass goal, there exists absolutely zero data on any other goaltender in the history of the NHL in these statistical categoreis, so any values that are obtained, whether objective or otherwise, still have no value because there's no way to define what's considered an acceptable range/poor range for bad pass goals or whatever else you were looking at.  Maybe Howard actually has the best bad pass goals against in the league.  But all you were interested in was counting how many times he let those goals in, and not determining how that value compared to other goalies.  As for the next part of your post, wherein you bring up "really bad starts" from that website:  Its a s***ty name for a statistic (and it also made me lol), but in the website they clearly quantify "really bad start" as "A performance where the goaltender failed to attain even an .850 save percentage."  That's objective.  Under their definition, nobody can argue whether Howard has a "really bad start" or not.  The author of that post is also using his statistics to compare different starts of Howard throughout a season/career and then coming up with a conclusion after the values have been analyzed. What he didn't do is come to his conclusion first, then make up stats to try to support his predetermined conclusion.


ANYWAY I think Howard's problem is just as psychological as the rest of the Wings at this point.  They all expect to lose, and teams that verse us in the SO expect to win.  And it shows in their body language.  We aren't seeing those creative dekes (or any dekes), and everyone is more comfortable just shooting the puck. I'm not a goalie so I don't know how to read a goalie's body language as well, but I imagine that Howard isn't playing the shootout with a lot of confidence right now.  Maybe that means he's playing too tight to the net, or he's trying to react instead of predict too much, or vice versa.  All I know is that he hasn't always been this poor.