McCollum has outplayed mrazek so far this year, and the wings need the win. They know what they have in mrazek even if he is in a slump. This will be McCollum's last chance to prove he is worth something. And if he performs well that leaves us with two solid prospect goalies, one can be traded in a package for something.
That has nothing to do with it. McCollum is done with the Wings. He'll never make the team as anything more than a third or fourth backup. What they're doing is sending Mrazek down to play some games while the Wings have 4 days off. Precisely because Mrazek is the future.
If we sign him and he's legit, and Mantha comes up and he's legit, then next year we would have to start trading forwards. We would be even more ridiculously deep than we are this year. Even after losing Bertuzzi, Cleary, and maybe Alfredsson
I don't even know what to say anymore. They have one amazing week of wins. Now a plague of injuries. The Grand Rapids Griffins aren't gonna have anyone left on their roster by the time the Wings are done with them