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In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

16 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

In a perfect world, you want your talent to surpass your injury-prone, old backup goalie. Even with him being great last year and a major factor for making the playoffs. But yeah, I get the "you need a proven backup when your talent just had 11 NHL games" argument, so I surrender...


...for now, discussing contracts we handed out before this season. Next season, I don't want us to spend money on Gus again. ;)

In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

16 March 2015 - 07:41 PM

So you're suggesting to let a goalie(McCollum) warm the bench, be paid for it, but never get to play? That makes no sense. Call mrazek up and send McCollum down then send mrazek down and call McCollum ack up after? Talk about a Circus act... Is samuelsson gonna come out and juggle flaming swords during intermissions? I'd pay quite heavily to see that


But paying a goalie you actually don't want to play ~2 mil makes more sense? Or having Petr full-time in Detroit, having him count faceoffs more than getting ice time?


Does Sammys ability to move (at all..) allow him to juggle? :w00t:

In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

16 March 2015 - 07:21 PM

Yeah, I know about our history, but I think in salary cap leagues, lower risk often means lower chance to win the big prize. ;)

In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

16 March 2015 - 06:50 PM


I honestly think Gus has had his last start with this team. With there no longer being a roster limit post trade deadline, I think Mrazek is here to stay. Only chance I can see him being sent down is if Howard starts playing like he did before his injury again, and they want Mrazek to log minutes. 


For this season, since he is already paid, I agree. But I can't find the logic behind it in the first place. Paying a #2 goalie like Gus only makes sense if you consider your talent in #3 not to be ready. But that's not the fact, every time Jimmy sits, Petr should get the start. So why did they re-sign Gus? Makes no sense..


Maybe you could say "but we want Petr to play, not sit on the bench as a backup". Fine, put McCollum on the bench when Jimmy plays, let Petr start in GR and recall him, when you want to rest Jimmy/Jimmy is injured once again/Jimmy sucks. Then move McCollum down..


Maybe you could say "but if that doesn't work for whatever reason (delayed flights, Jimmy being a late scratch for whatever reason with Petr not able to get to the game in time, etc. ..) we would have to play McCollum!". Sure, might happen. But how often? 1,2 or 3 times in 82 games? Why pay ~2 mil/year just for that scenario, if you could use them elsewhere with more impact? I'd rather do that and let McCollum get a couple games...

In Topic: Mrazek to start how many games?

16 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

My main problem is how much more confident and relaxed the team looks with Petr, most likely due to his ability to play the puck. Something Jimmy will never be able to do at this level...