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#2562798 MLive : Howard out at least 2-4 weeks with "slight groin tear"

Posted by Euro_Twins on 13 January 2015 - 02:38 AM

I hope he does it if only to raise his value should we decide to trade him! Gotta be pragmatic at the very least. But if anything, it just seems like he's had a rougher development in some ways, but Howard struggled as well early on and came out strong once he hit the NHL. Everyone's different though and it's really tough to say. It'd be great to have two relevant goaltending prospects waiting in the Wings in any event. It's a very good problem to have.
But that said, I do think Mrazek is ultimately going to be our guy, and I also wouldn't be shocked at all if he ends up being the reason Howard is traded in the next year or two. If we've got a young guy ready to take over the starting job who's capable of being as good or better than Howard for a lot less money in the short term, Howard is instantly going to become trade-bait, though at least it'll be the best trade bait we've had in about 4-5 years.

Holland doesn't make trades. He definitely wouldn't trade a goalie like Howie if he didn't have to, remember hasek/cujo. He won't trade a top 5/10 goalie

#2562734 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 January 2015 - 07:25 PM

I agree, in part.  My point is that while a solid puck mover is a necessary condition for being a contender, I don't think (given the way we've been playing) it's a sufficient one.  As such, I don't see Holland going out and getting one just to get one. 
If, however, we can string together some wins and play well against good teams (i.e. we're better than I think we are) then maybe Holland decides a puck mover is sufficient for Cup contention, and he pulls the trigger. 
Right now I think he's trying to figure out which is the case.  If the team wants a puck mover before the off-season, they better prove that they can run with the big boys. 

Wait... What? the wings are in the playoff picture. If our team isn't good enough then we need to improve via trade, but we can't do that unless our team magically is better?

You are now entering, the scary door

#2562603 This or That

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 January 2015 - 09:35 AM

The latter. Karma is a b**tch, Cowboys! 
Packers or Patriots 

Pats. I know some cheese heads that I cannot stand.

Socks and sandles or black socks white shoes

#2562601 Howard on Sportsnet's list of seven Vezina finalists at halfway po

Posted by Euro_Twins on 12 January 2015 - 09:03 AM

Jimmy Howard's been one of the league's best starters this season. The Vezina is Rinne's to lose, though.

#tradehim #averagejimmy #tankit #mcdavid

#2562457 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 January 2015 - 10:13 AM

And his GA ( = groin against) is just pathetic compared to other goalies.

I'm pretty sure gustavsson's groin against average is worse. I could be wrong though

#2562452 Jimmy Howard.......All-Star!

Posted by Euro_Twins on 11 January 2015 - 08:52 AM

.....and get's hurt only hours after the announcement. That would have never happened to an elite goalie. Pretty average if you ask me.
In all seriousness : The nomination is well deserved, Jimmy kept us in many games and is one of the main reasons this team is in a playoff-spot. I hope that is injury looked more scary than it is and he recovers till the end of the month.

Ya his bad pass pulled groin sv% is s***.

Congrats average Jim!

#2562357 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 January 2015 - 07:43 PM

I found his secret power that immediately turns teams into Stanley cup champs


#2562214 Post Everytime You Look

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 January 2015 - 09:18 AM




#2562194 McGratton on waivers

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 January 2015 - 02:39 AM

We stopped drinking?

When did that happen? I didn't get the stop drinking memo

#2562193 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 January 2015 - 02:37 AM

4: chubby cheeks

#2562191 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by Euro_Twins on 10 January 2015 - 02:34 AM

Awesome gdt!!



#2561916 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 January 2015 - 07:57 PM

Wow, this did not take the direction I anticipated.
If you'd like to discuss Mr. Babcock in general, please take it to PMs or start a separate topic.  Much obliged.

Really, it didn't? I was ready with popcorn the minute the thread was created.

#2561791 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 January 2015 - 12:17 PM

He had the option to become a ufa about 6-7 months agao, but the 64m they dangled in front of him was too good to turn down i guess ? No other team would have offered him 8 x8m / yr deal.. for just being mediocre, 30 goals a year, getting to do and play whatever he wants.. only in Toronto do they pay that high for mediocrity and accept such mediocrity

If a point per game players are mediocre then make sure you tell ovechkin and stamkos that new revelation. He might be one dimensional and lazy defensively. But he is anything but mediocre offensively

#2561790 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by Euro_Twins on 08 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

Ya. I'm all for giving credit/blame where it is due. It was a bad goal, but should he be flogged for it? He knows he screwed up and he made up for it the rest of the game. He isn't one to make excuses and he played as well as he could from there on out. Yes a rookie. He'll learn when to be aggressive and when to stay in position.

#2561440 State your unpopular opinion *Mod Warning Post #'s 200 & 219*

Posted by Euro_Twins on 07 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

I actually like "Van Hagar" over "Van Halen"

For shame.

I'd be ok with trading Tatar for Myers...