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In Topic: Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

06 November 2015 - 12:47 AM

Eh, tough to complain about this. 

In Topic: Goalie Battle

30 October 2015 - 06:16 PM

Howard has been very impressive so far, like he always is before he gets hurt.
I like that they're both playing well, but I think the fact that they're alternating games might be a one cause for our problems.
Not that the rest of the team is playing all unanimously playing well, because theyre not, but they have very different styles when it comes to net front plays, rebound control, playing the puck, the difference is enough that I could see it affecting the players in front of them. Like its not allowing them to settle into a groove. Playing with a different goalie once in a while is different, you can make small changes and then goalie also adjusts a bit and it bridges the gap. Having to adapt to two goalies like they're both the starter isnt the easiest thing to do, as the breakout starts with Petr mor often than not, and Howie just helps it along if he can.
I'd like for them to stick with one guy, but they're both playing super well, so what can ya do?
We had a deaf goalie when I was younger, and he was super confident with the puck, he would take a shot from his crease. And if their was a delayed penalty wed all bang our sticks on the ice so he knew to get to the bench, but we all still did it when our other goalie was in.
I mean, weird example, but same idea.

Makes sense, and I think it's another reason they'll gradually move towards starting Mrazek more. You can't just go all in on him while Howard's still here, especially when he's playing well. This may be a for better or for worse situation for awhile though...

In Topic: Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

29 October 2015 - 07:11 PM

This thread is utter and complete nonsense. I'm not saying I think Blashill is guaranteed to turn it around and be a great NHL coach. That remains to be seen, but that's the wholef****** point!!! Nine games doesn't mean s***! I had more tempered expectations than many because I believe the NHL is a far tougher test than anything he's faced before. I'm not convinced he's going to be a great NHL coach simply because he's been successful before. It certainly bodes well for him, though it offers no guarantee, especially at the NHL level.


But I'm not even remotely convinced he's going to be a bad NHL coach simply because it's a "possibility" or because they've had a rough start. That's absurd at this point in time.


We don't know anything yet. Nothing. Not a thing. We probably won't even know anything by the end of the season. This thread is pure silliness.

In Topic: Goalie Battle

29 October 2015 - 06:59 PM

I don't get it though. Jimmy hasn't really played bad. 




Seems odd. Neither has been close to the core problem, but I think Howard's definitely looked a bit better. End of the day though, I think it's clear to all that Mrazek is the future starter, and he's likely to get the majority of starts unless he bombs. They've got to keep getting him more experience so he'll be ready to takeover next year full time. I mean, does anyone seriously think they're going to keep Howard after this season barring a Mrazek meltdown? You've got to give Mrazek every opportunity to prove he's going to be the guy this season before you make that jump.

In Topic: Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

23 October 2015 - 01:34 PM

Too soon.