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#2587956 Time to move Howard?

Posted by number9 on 02 April 2015 - 02:53 PM

Mrazek is a fresh 23. He should go back to the minors and work on his consistency, or split time with Jimmy until he's ready.


#2587845 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by number9 on 01 April 2015 - 04:39 PM

Here is how I see it:
Top 1,2 D:
Webber, Suban, Keith, Doughty, Kronner.... (
 
3, 4 guys
Yandle, Letang, Hedman, Pitrangelo ....
 
I love Danny & I think he will get there but I don't think he contributes at a similar level to the above


Those are not 3-4 guys in this league


#2587823 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by number9 on 01 April 2015 - 01:15 PM

Agreed.  Anybody who thinks that Dekeyser isn't a top four defenseman is nuts.  The guy plays over 20 minutes a night, in all situations, against top opposition, AND puts up points.  Not sure what he'd have to do to be a top four that he isn't already doing. 


He's no Brendan Smith


#2587817 Drew miller injury *Graphic content*

Posted by number9 on 01 April 2015 - 12:58 PM

Need more tough guys like him

Not bad for an American


Maybe if we had actual tough guys on this team rats like Bobby Ryan wouldn't be injuring all our softies


#2587812 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by number9 on 01 April 2015 - 12:40 PM

Mrazek is a carbon copy of Howard. Streaky and terrible in shoot outs.
But I get it... Mrazek is shiny and new ooooo ahhhhh
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#2587797 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by number9 on 01 April 2015 - 10:46 AM

Z is a shell of his former self, but we probably still get decent value for him on a trade... Z to buffalo for first round pick?


#2587795 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by number9 on 01 April 2015 - 10:36 AM

I see Babcock going to whoever lands McDavid. Gotta think he's going to jump at the chance to coach the next Nail Yakupov.


#2587779 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by number9 on 01 April 2015 - 08:09 AM

Guys, sure Blashill is ripe... But is he overripe?


#2586906 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by number9 on 29 March 2015 - 08:55 PM

 I can agree with what your saying. I will say that I don't hate Jimmy Howard, my gripe with Howard is I don't think he's earned his contract, much like I feel with Matt Stafford of the Lions.You have to win big in sports to earn those type contracts. Gotta do something great, not necessarily win a championship, but be good consistantly.  I think Howard can be a really good goalie but only if he has a defense in front of him. Same with Osgood, what if he didn't have the defenses on those cup winning teams, he would basically be what Howard is. Howard is not elite and never will be, thats not a knock on him its just the way it is. Thats why its up to the organization to put a defense around him. They just haven't been able to do that.

 

Not sure why everyone expects Howard to be elite. He's not paid like an elite goaltender. Yeah he's going through a rough patch right now (the entire team is including Mrazek) but this rough patch doesn't negate his past accomplishments. Everyone is so quick to forget his all-star and Olympic worthy performances as soon as things get rough. The team, and Howard, will bounce back in time. Lets hope it's before the POs start.




#2586897 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by number9 on 29 March 2015 - 08:21 PM

Why people think liking Petr necessitates disliking Jimmy is beyond me...




#2586893 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by number9 on 29 March 2015 - 08:14 PM

 

Again, techically, Howard gave up the GWG to the Isles.... just saying...

 

Technically, Mrazek gave up 4 goals, Jimmy only gave up 1... just saying...




#2586889 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by number9 on 29 March 2015 - 07:58 PM

Weiss can't win a board battle yet he's put in a position that only allows him to try and win board battles. He is way too skilled to be on the 4th line.

 

Anderson is not a PK specialist, he's just there because he's a 4th liner and not a top line guy. He doesn't block shots, he doesn't pressure anyone he just stands there waving his stick most of the time. No matter what way you slice it, Anderson blows and shouldn't be on this team because he contributes absolutely nothing.

 

Andersson doesn't bring anything to the table, but he also doesn't take anything off it.

 

Agreed about Weiss on the board battles. He needs to play center, especially on a line that will allow him to possess the puck. It doesn't surprise me that he turns it over all the time with the role he's in.




#2586888 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by number9 on 29 March 2015 - 07:52 PM

Mrazek sucks, thank god we had Howard to bail him out.




#2586349 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by number9 on 28 March 2015 - 08:01 PM

face it jimmy is just not good. It wasn't him who got them to where they were, it was the over achieving defense. He proved that by s***ting out the shootouts. Now when the D started playing bad, jimmy's true talent showed.

 

Coming from the guy who calls Kronwall Pisswall :ok:




#2586346 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by number9 on 28 March 2015 - 07:50 PM

He had a few f***ups in October to continue his f***ups from last season.


It doesn't matter if you're biased if what you say is true...

 

Except bias literally distorts the truth

 

Source: science