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In Topic: ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

22 April 2016 - 07:12 AM

One upside to this year in the playoffs is looking at Mrazek's performance. Ignoring the last play that partially lead to a goal, he looked good in his three games and had no drop off games like last year, despite getting less help than he did before. The guy is clearly a real deal playoff goalie. Imagine how good he'd be if he had a real defense in front of him...

In Topic: ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

21 April 2016 - 08:54 PM

Crap lines. No real adjustments. Failure to get Mrazek going at the end of the season, who clearly once again proved to be the vastly superior playoff goalie. Ericsson. Mediocrity reigns in far too many areas of this team these days, and it's nothing short of sad.

 

I really, really, really hope Datsyuk finishes out his contract and gives it one more year, but it's based on a surely stupid hope that someone in management will finally do something to get this team going in the right direction again, and the likelihood of that happening is slim to none.

 

Either way though, if this proves to be it for Datsyuk, it's going to really sting...


In Topic: ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

18 April 2016 - 06:03 AM

Smith can't keep it up. He almost made a boneheaded move that could have given Tampa momentum, but Mrazek physically restrained him because he knows how much of a hothead Smith is.

He did have a good game, I just seriously doubt he can keep it up.

 

 

Ha. That might have been Mrazek's best save of the night though.


In Topic: ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

17 April 2016 - 09:17 PM

Just realized that in 8 NHL playoff games, Mrazek now has 3 shutouts. That's a playoff goalie.


In Topic: ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

17 April 2016 - 09:11 PM

 

I didn't think he looked weak at all tonight. Was engaged, fighting through traffic, drove to the net, and even threw a couple hits. 

 

He had some good moments, don't get me wrong, but too often he ends up circling around and going backwards instead of pushing through and finishing the play. Datsyuk always had the finesse but he wasn't strong enough early on, but once he bulked up and could fight guys off and keep going, it made him a far more impactful player. I'm not saying Nyqvist is Datsyuk, but I really think if he got stronger, it'd improve his game dramatically.