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In Topic: Petr Mrazek is the #1

27 March 2015 - 06:39 PM

Elevating Mrazek to #1 is a good idea and probably past due.  Jimmy has been off since his injury.  He is really reacting slowly...like he is moving in cement.  Sit him for awhile.

 

Our best portion of the year was when Mrazek was #1 (after Jimmy went down against the Caps).  While Mrazek can have a stinker of a game, he kind of exudes a certain confidence, reacts quickly, and moves the puck well.  He doesn't play well every game, but he keeps you in a majority of games.  Jimmy keeps you in a minority of the games (since his injury) which is not cutting it.

 

Goalies are streaky and I think you should rotate goalies in and out throughout the season depending on how they seem to be reacting to the puck and handling the stress of the position.  

 

You need points...you can't just ride a guy forever because you have deemed him "the #1 goalie."


In Topic: 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

15 March 2015 - 02:16 PM

Mrzak first star. Deserved it...he should be #1 for now.

In Topic: 3/15 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Penguins 1

15 March 2015 - 01:08 PM

Mrazek has tenacity...like so far how he has protected this lead

In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

14 March 2015 - 07:39 PM

The team seems to score more in front of mrazek.. honestly, it seems like they're too comfortable in front of Howard.

 

I think the team plays more relaxed in front of Mrazek because of how he handles the puck.  He handles it with more confidence than Jimmy.  He is also at times more confident and poised in the net.  It is also true that sometimes Mrazek will really get a bit lost coming out too far and over-challenging.  But, on balance, my opinion is that Jimmy has not played great since coming back from the groin tear (which by the way was caused by one of his horrific mishandles behind the net...resulting in him scrambling awkwardly back to the net).  I think overall we played some of our best hockey when Mrazek was starting...perhaps his puck handling gets the offense rolling from the defensive end.  I would let Jimmy sit and gather himself for an extended period of time...and go with Mrazek.  This team needs a shake up and this would do it.  Let Jimmy back up for awhile.

 

I also would get Marchenko back in there once he is healed and perhaps sit Ericsson for awhile...he makes way too many mistakes and needs a bit of a break.

 

Weiss should sit as well...he is inconsequential on a team that needs difference makers.

 

I think players go thru funks and when they are in a funk, just sit them.  Rest them for awhile.  Don't grind the same guys out there who are having problems.


In Topic: 3/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 5

08 March 2015 - 02:04 PM

Weiss is the worst player on this team. Soft, never wins a battle. Loses the puck if someone breathes on him when he's carrying it. He holds up all the time to avoid contact. I don't think he wants to get near the puck...he's a head case. Why sign a guy to a long term contract like that when he was injured the year before. Terrible signing. Unbelievably worse player than Filpula. How do you follow hockey, GM a team, and make such a horrendously irresponsible signing!

I am pis#%d off...please send Weiss to GR, cut him, or trade him for a box of tampons.