Mrazek didn't get it done last game either. Our D is piss poor right now and I wouldn't expect any goalie to put up top 10 stats with it.
Lundqvist isn't an ordinary starter... He's up there with other elite guys like Rinne. His top 4 D also isn't as bad as ours.
McDonagh - Girardi
Staal - Klein
Leafs have had baddddd goaltending not good. I also like there top 4 better though.
Phaneuf - Gleason
Gunnarson - Franson
Nashville has always been strong in net and at D, especially when they had Suter. And they have an elite guy in Rinne.
Jones - Weber
Josi - Del Zotto
Smith is equal to Howard IMO. They're top 4 is better than ours though
Yandle - E-Larsson
Michalek - Morris
None of those teams have "gotten it done in the playoffs" either though, so what's your point?
Those teams also don't have Datsyuk and Zetterberg is my point. They don't have two elite two way forwards yet they have either gone just as far as the Wings, or further in the last couple years. Did you forget we had Lids, Raf, Kronwall, Stuart and Howie couldn't win? Those 4 are better than any top 4 you just named. Then mix in D and Z.
Do you remember when Nashville knocked us out ? Do you remember the performance Rinne put on? We couldn't even score.
Toronto forwards are fast but suck ass on defense, and their top 4 are not good at all (I watch quite abit of Leaf games). They took Boston to game 7 and should have went to the next round except for the choke.
We have a better team then New York, but Lunqvist keeps them in every single year and have made it further then us in a couple playoffs now since 2009.
Howard just doesn't have what it takes to get it done when it matters. This year just screams, not so good D = your true goalie.
Then why is above average minor league goalie Mrazek not starting every game?
Same reason Anthony Mantha isn't on the Wings. It doesn't work that way.
I actually like Howard, he was great last year, but I don't care what Howard has done in the past because it doesn't translate into this year. We have lost every year he was in net in the playoffs, not entirely his fault but other goaltenders with less talent in front of them find a way to get it done (Rangers, Leafs, Nashville, Phoenix). We are better then all those teams the last couple years.
He just can't get it done, and I highly doubt we win a cup with him. He's getting paid as a top 10 goalie, yet his stats show he's a top 25 goalie.
right, but if howie was in net, it would be what was howarddoing, terrible call, put gus in. I like Mrazek, and it wasn't his fault, but for some reason people around here hate on howie worse then franzen
Except Mrazek is 21, and isn't making 6 million dollars / year. Howie blows this year, no stat will change that.