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In Topic: 2/28 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Predators 3

Today, 03:29 PM

Checking in a bit late. Nice start. Anyone know why Gus is playing?


In Topic: Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

25 February 2015 - 07:52 PM

Maybe not immediately but if Mrazek shows he can be a consistent NHL starter if he's given the chance next year I can see Holland trading Howard at the deadline

 

This will only be possible if Mrazek is night and day better than Howard, which is very unlikely. I think it's far more likely that it'll happen in the following season, or perhaps over the summer if the deal is good enough. Mrazek would have to be playing Vezina-level though next year to make a case for trading Howard before next years deadline. I just don't see that happening.


In Topic: Is Jimmy Our Playoff Goalie?

24 February 2015 - 11:31 AM

yes he's obviously our guy however I would love to know the Wings plans overall when it comes to goaltending....
 
jimmy is here for another 4 years, will mrazek be his backup for that amount of time?  seems odd for such a young tender to play 20 games per year.
 
or do they trade jimmy and ride an inexperienced goalie with an experienced back up?
 
or do they trade mrazek since I'm sure he could net a good return?


Mrazek is not getting traded. If anyone goes, it'll be Howard in the next couple years if Mrazek proves capable of becoming the starter. And even that has more to do with cap implications than anything and the fact the Howard would be our best trade asset we've had in awhile.

But for now, come on, yes, absolutely Howard is our playoff goalie. He still has something to prove in the playoffs for sure, but it's kneejerk as ever to think he's not capable of rising to the challenge this year.

In Topic: Larionov on NHL/AHL stifling creative play.

23 February 2015 - 12:35 PM

Good read. Some interesting thoughts on Datsyuk and so-called "four or five Datsyuks" in the KHL that never got their shot. In any event though, I'm always fascinated to read more about those old Red Army teams.


In Topic: Official 2015 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

23 February 2015 - 12:24 PM

Yandle will absolutely not be a Wing in the near future. It's fundamentally not possible due to paradoxically confounding and competing timelines and such and stuff.

 

Perhaps science will advance and it will be an attainable goal when he is 37.