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#2494919 Injury Updates

Posted by darkmanx on 12 March 2014 - 10:07 PM



Stephen Weiss went to Philly to see doc who performed hernia surgery. Has pain from scar tissue. Wings hoping for "good news" in 7-10 days.


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Tomas Jurco (ribs) out minimum 10-14 days as Wings wait for more test results, Ken Holland said.





#2494857 Howard = Average

Posted by darkmanx on 12 March 2014 - 05:37 PM

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.

#2494741 Howard = Average

Posted by darkmanx on 12 March 2014 - 07:40 AM

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.

#2494688 Injury Updates

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 09:36 PM


#2494687 Howard = Average

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 09:33 PM

So..... cut/trade Howard and go forward with Gus-hurt again and mrasek-getting torched tonight. RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGHHHTTTTTTT............


You do realize Howard lost by the exact same goal differential as Mrazek right ?

#2494412 Scary incident with Rich Peverley

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 06:53 PM


#2494405 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 06:49 PM


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.

#2494402 3/11 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blue Jackets 4

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 06:48 PM


less then gus pays you...


So your getting incentives is what your saying ?

#2494299 Question about Mantha

Posted by darkmanx on 11 March 2014 - 05:34 PM


#2494109 Question about Mantha

Posted by darkmanx on 10 March 2014 - 04:56 PM

Good news! It's a start at least.



#2494107 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by darkmanx on 10 March 2014 - 04:54 PM


#2493518 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by darkmanx on 09 March 2014 - 12:00 PM

Eddie must just circle the dates the Wings are on NBC just so he can bash them. He's af****** tool.

#2493495 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by darkmanx on 09 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

Is scoring seven goals something the goalies control? I do agree the team wins more with Monster, but I'm not sure that's a direct reflection of his goaltending.


I'm saying you play the goalie that gets you wins irregardless of who lets in less / more goals. When Gus plays they win, when Howard plays they don't.


As I said, start Mrazek he can't be any worse then Howard.

#2493459 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by darkmanx on 09 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

Howard should've had that


Yes. The Howard apologists will be around shortly.


Not sure if I should catch up on work at work or finish watching the first period after that start.

#2493114 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by darkmanx on 08 March 2014 - 08:48 AM

Howard gives up 3 last night, one of which was a terrible unlucky bounce and another a complete defensive breakdown, and gets crucified by the fans after the game. The next night Gus gives up 4 and looks shakier than Howard yet the offense bails him out with 7 goals and not a peep about his less than stellar game. More proof that Wings fans will never be happy with a goaltender and will always be wanting "the next one" instead of the current one.


Are we basing this off one game ? Howard has sucked almost all year, Gus has won us some big games.