Happy birthday and awesome gdt! Go Wings! Please play hard and try to keep the shots on whomever our goalie is to as minimal as possible. Oh and once Andersson wins the faceoff keep the puck away from him...2 points please, guys.
Edit: Does anyone happen to remember when Bob Errey scored a goal with his ass for us in the 95 Playoffs?
Franzen says he doesn't think anything is Howard's fault either
I think you must be the person that runs the Wing's official Facebook feed and writes after a game like tonight: "Valiant effort by Howard who saved 16 of 21 tonight but the Wings fall in overtime 5-4."
p.s. Text Franzen and ask him if he can start in goal next game.
Did anyone see the love tap Ericsson gave one of the Lightning players in a failed attempt at keeping the puck in Tampa's zone? It's these little things that I notice that make me realize how small he plays.
A month ago this team was tied with the Isles for 1st seed in the conference. What the hell happened? This team is lost. This seems to happen every year. Big slump at the end of the year, needing a few nail biting games to squeak into the playoffs only to get bumped in the first round. I hope this isn't the case. But this is one soft team that can't seem to start playing until they're already down a few in the 3rd when it's already too late. Hope we can wake up soon or Ottawa might just want it more.
Mrazek has a great Glove he would've allowed one of those goals tonight, and even so the boys probably would've had 50 shots, but Jimmy is no rookie and this isn't the first game he wore his ass on his face this season look man I love the wings and I agree we don't have the best D but I think it's on par with Montreal Jimmy Howard is getting paid like an elite goalie yet he's mediocre in the shootout and always blows our leads quick, all I'm saying is he needs to step up his game or we need to unload that contract I wouldn't be as mad if he was making 4 mil
Howard couldn't get us past the 2nd round with Lidstrom, Rafalski, Stuart and Kronwall(when he was actually laying dudes the hell out on a nightly basis). He certainly won't get us past the 2nd round with a Kronwall that seems lost in the #1 role now, Smith, Ericsson(who plays a hell of a lot smaller than he is), Dekeyser and Quincey.
Rookie goalie aged 22 goes 9-1 when big money goalie goes down and people are actually complaining about his goals against and save percentage? I mean I'll take an ugly win in a Game 7 SC Final over a dominating overtime loss. End result is all that counts. Jimmy has the potential to be a star but he is too shaky, especially come playoff time. I know we'll live and die by him but I would like to get out of the second round this year. I'm hoping Mrazek can play well enough to at least challenge Howard for the starting goalie position sooner rather than later.
Why can't they start the game off throwing mean hits like they did with 2 minutes left today? So frustrating. You cannot figure skate around against a team like Boston. Good to see Zetts show some emotion. Geez grow a pair guys. Please someone give Mrazek a go, at least as backup. I don't care about his goals against, if we win when he's in then that's all that matters.