So where are the guys who think Jimmy Howard is an elite goaltender at?
lmao, just wow. what a dumb post, a combination of bad bounces and terrible decision making by the defense and forwards, and you will honestly blame howie? I mean c'mon, get real here, and stop following the other sheep on using #35 as a scapegoat.
I think Tootoo has been a major disappointment, which I expected. There are too many shifts that he's barely noticeable. He's a guy who could be a difference maker with a big hit or dropping the gloves in these big games against Chicago but he's mostly been a no show.
two reasons for this
1. he keeps getting scratched, so he is trying not to make mistakes, and you aren't always ready to go if you don't play regularly
2. I think babs is discouraging him from playing the way he did at the start of the season for whatever reason
Not to mention there are only 2 legit NHL d-men on the entire roster, and one of them (Ericcson) is wildly inconsistent and that's being kind.
I am so tired of people ragging on Big Rig all the time, he has been very solid this year, Dekeyser is looking very good, Lashoff and kindl look great too. Quincey is starting to play much better, like it or not our defense is actually pretty solid all around
There isn't a GM in the league that has faced the kind of losses we have and done any better at staying competetive. Most haven't been around long enough to try rebuilding on the fly and/or never even built a team successful enough in the first place.
everyone points to pittsburgh, but they fail to remember what that team was before he who shall not be named came into the picture, when they were almost bankrupt...
Yeah, it's a good, physical game. THIS is hockey! Not the candy-ass tiptoe through the tulips game The Red Wings play on most nights. Rivalries are what make hockey; unfortunately, The Red Wings have no rivalries anymore, mostly because they do not engage in physical play due to the Charmin soft teams Ken Holland has assembled since Bowman's retirement.
Right, cause we've never had a physical team since 2002
Agreed, Ian White has the highest ceiling of any of our defenseman not named Kronwall. He can play and should play a important role for our team.
he has consistently showed that he cannot play defense without creating blatent turnovers, bad passes, he can't skate well, and he sure as heck cannot put up points so far this year... explain to me why he should get the go ahead before any other dmen? he is not playing well so he shouldn't get to play
Since the Bertuzzi signing, he has now paid 3 mil for Sammy, 2 mil for Colo, 2 mil for Tootoo, 2 mil for Bertuzzi, 2 mil for Abdelkader, 4 mil for Quincey, 1 mil for Gustavson, 5 mil for Howard.
None of these players can SCORE GOALS.
21 million for jack squat. Add Flip and its 25 million. Gee, I wonder why we are struggling.
The worst part about it is that the drop off from our waste is not even a drop off in most cases. Its an improvement.
Howard ~ Mrazek = 3 mil savings
Filppula ~ Nyquist = 3 mil savings
Quincey ~ Dekeyser = 2 mil savings
Sammy ~ Anderson = 2 mil savings
Abdelkader ~ Tatar = 1 mil savings
Colo ~ Lash off = 1 mil savings
Tootoo ~ Sheahan = 1 mil savings
Bertuzzi ~ Ferarro = 1 mil savings
Gustavsson ~ McCollum = 1 mil savings.
15 million down the crapper. This is why we are in 8th place. The good teams are picking up superstar forwards and paying them 7-9 mil a year and putting them with good, big, young players out of their system. We are picking up crappy old guys and letting them take the spots of our young players. Injuries are the only thing that stops Holland's stupidity from totally wrecking the organization.
well the axe returns with a bang i guess...
you think Mrazek, is better than howie, and is nhl ready after 2 games? lol
nyquist is not yet better, or the same as flip, as much as i like him
andersson isn't even the same type of player as sammy, so this one is just dumb, I agree we need to lose sammy, but not for andersson
once again abby is a much different player than tatar, he is a big body 4th line grinder, tatar is a small fast skilled shooter
colo should go if he can't stay healthy, and he gets payed 1.775 mil more then lashoff not 1mil
feraro has never even played a game in the nhl and you want him to immediately replace bert? c'mon man
mccollum is garbage, I would keep monster over him anyday
the only move that makes sense here is dekeyser replacing quincey
you cannot have a team full of rookies and expect it to be in a better position then we are now
let him sit with a sore brain for all I care, get Tatar from gr, and buyout sammy. I didn't like the signing when kenny made it, but I figured lets give him a chance, but the guy can't play more than a game without getting hurt, him and colaiacovo are really milking Mr. I for every penny
It was 1993 when I decided to become a wings fan, I was 5 years old, and my dad was a leafs fan, so it created the perfect household rivalry, my uncle soon after bought me my first wings jersey, which i promptly covered in pizza grease at the red wings games lol. I always loved the dedication we had to winning while being very classy about it, I could never be a sharks fan, or a nucks fan, or a canadien fan for this exact reason. I support my wings through thick and thin, I've seen 4 cups, not something most people can say!