More like he didnt show up and got suspended without pay
I'm not familar with the AHL rules but can a prospect really refuse to play there because he doesn't get NHL icetime? Sounds a bit strange to me. I mean I get it, Drouin and his agent want to get the hell out of Tampa but not showing up to the game is the wrong way to do it, other GMs will take notice and they won't like it no matter how talented he is.
And Montreal voting ALL Habs player in a few years ago wasn't? Look everyone can have his opinion I don't care but the fact ofa the matter is this:
ASG is seen as a joke, players don't want to go (bet Crosby is happy!) but the NHL created this voting contest in order to get more clicks (the currency of the 21 century) and the fans decided, period. Was ist trolling or making a joke of a joke-game sure? But hey fans played by the rules and the league has to accept that.
And guess what I'm willing to bet my house that Scott has a lot more hockey talent than 90 % of the people who can't get their asses out of their comfy chaires. He won the voting and he deserves it, period.
btw. something like hardest punch, exceptional endurance during a scum would be some nice additions...hardest punch would be a toss up between Orr and McGrattan, endurance McGrattan and MacIntyre for sure.
He played very well after signing his contract, this slump is quite recent.
apparently if you sign a 4 mill plus contract you aren't allowed to slump or go through a bad stretch. it's not like guys like Crosby , Stammer or Toews - the 3 best players in the world - would ever go through something like this.
Personally I'm glad GMs aren't listening to fans because we all have different opinions on what should have been done and now. But we aren't the ones knowing all the ins and outs of the job nor is our job on the line if we mess up.
that being said I'm still amazed how much KH has changed his approach , as Wings we received the players we wanted back in the good old days but now it seems like Holland is afraid of blockbusters and for whatever reason ignoring the need for more size and gritty type of game from the bottom 6, third pairing
Seth Jones at first will turn out to be a second pairing defenseman at best he could become a Shea Weber light which is still very good. As far Johansen the guy has all the tools to become an absolute stud as a number 1 center.
Nashville received a huge upgrade to their offense while giving up some depth of somethng they are already loaded with, good defenders. Coloumbus has improved their defense in a great way but they'll now spend years and years searching another rugged number 1 center...and we've all seen how easy that is.
What game were you watching last night?! Mrazek was SOLID against the Wild, by far the best Wings player on the ice. HE GAVE THE TEAM A CHANCE TO WIN. Something Howard has trouble doing. I think Blash needs to stick with Mrazek. In fact, if he would have been sticking with Mrazek and if he used half decent lines, I think we would be solidly in 1st place right now. The longer this season goes on, the more I question Blash and his ability to coach.
Frankly I don't care WHO is starting but so far neither Mrazek nor Howard are worth of any hype. They both have had solid to great games and then not so good ones. Unless someone is emerging as the true number 1 there really is no point in arguing over semantics. Wheter people want to admit it or not but Mrazek needs to work on his consistency because a number 1 goaltender is expected to start around 70 games a season and if you aren't consistent doing that, you'll find yourself in a backup role.
If people want to give Mrazek 4 games and then Howard 4 games that's also fine but making an inconsistent goalie the number 1 is not going to help matters. The definition of an average team is winning a bunch of games followed by losing a bunch of games that's exactly what this team is and my mind the goaltending is not problem number 1. That still is the defense and the absolutely unwillingness to box players out of the crease.