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#2650439 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 28 January 2016 - 10:38 PM

I really have a sneaking suspicion that he'll end up in Buffalo at some point. It's one of the few places that seems to make sense for both parties. Be that as it may, it'll likely end up being something none of us even considered...

#2648772 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 18 January 2016 - 06:22 AM

The nature of this thread needs to change. The battle with Howard is over. Mrazek's now battling for something else. His numbers are climbing every game, and he is playing about as close to lights out goal as you can. If he keeps this up, he's going to be leading the league in save percentage soon, and he stands to creep up on Holtby and Bishop in GAA soon as well. If he keeps up this play and keeps getting the majority of the starts, he stands to be neck and neck with Holtby for Vezina by the end of the season.

We are the luckiest.

#2648322 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by gcom007 on 16 January 2016 - 10:40 PM



Joke or not, whether he "belongs" or not, the way that the NHL, Phoenix, and Montreal handled this situation is nothing short of despicable.


I will go out of my way to not watch the game at this point.

#2646810 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 08 January 2016 - 01:32 PM

Mrazek's done a bit more than win three games...

#2644242 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 23 December 2015 - 07:31 PM

One bad game and we're totally down on Howard? I think Mrazek is the future and Howard should be gone after this year, but Howard's been more than solid for the most part this year. I don't think any changes to the rotation are really necessary at this point.

#2640099 11/29 GDT : Florida Panthers at Red Wings, 2:00 EST

Posted by gcom007 on 29 November 2015 - 03:27 PM

Remember when we were debating whether Larkin should be on the big club this year or not? Ha. Funny days.

#2633976 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by gcom007 on 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.

#2632207 10/21 GDT : Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 EST

Posted by gcom007 on 21 October 2015 - 10:02 PM

so still think blashill is better than babs?


Do you remember the record after 10-15 games of the 62 win season?

#2629660 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by gcom007 on 10 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

To me it was typical stern guy nervous/shy response. You can tell the guy was way out of his comfort zone in that quote.

Also green was okay. Could be better. Hopefully will be as he builds chemistry with team.


This had to be a very tough day for Babcock. He's dealing with an uphill battle in Toronto and went through an emotional time deciding to go there. Everyone talks about the money and I get that, but you know someone like Babcock agonized over this whole thing. Coming to Detroit for his second regular season game as coach of the Leafs on our opening night had to be intense for him. And then we beat them 4-0. I can't fault the guy for the weird response. I'd probably say something similar.

#2629653 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by gcom007 on 10 October 2015 - 10:35 AM

It's sad to me that there are still so many Wings fans that don't give Cleary the respect that he deserves. Ego and Greed? Give me a f***ing break. Taking advantage of people? Are you f***ing serious?

I'm not sure why I even bother responding to such rebuttal. Pure ignorance...


I like Cleary enough and I think some people take it way too far, but he definitely outstayed his welcome. He should've known better last year. This year was ridiculous. The only thing I'm not sure about is the AHL bit. I thought I heard that he was open to the two way deal and if he didn't make it, he'd be a sort of player/coach in GR. I thought that was the point of this contract, and why he was offered yet another opportunity this year. If that was the spirit of the deal and then he decided against it, it does sour me on all of this Dan Cleary charity somewhat.


Still though, all in all, I like Dan Cleary for what he brought to this team in his better years and it's tough to knock him for wanting to stay a Red Wing. I wish he'd have gone out a bit more gracefully though.

#2628960 10/9 GDT : @ Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Posted by gcom007 on 08 October 2015 - 09:35 PM

This thread is the highlight of my month. Only good thing about fall living down south is hockey coming back! Gamecenter purchased. Ready to go!!!

#2628819 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 07 October 2015 - 10:34 PM

Good for Howard. You'd have to be insane to root against him this year. Even if you think Mrazek is the future, the better Howard plays, the more valuable he'll be when we end up trading him. Best case scenario is to go through this season with both goalies to be pushing each other. Mrazek learns, Howard increases his value, Wings win more games.

#2626543 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by gcom007 on 22 September 2015 - 10:12 PM

It's Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey now! Of course there's no penalties.

#2624470 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by gcom007 on 02 September 2015 - 05:33 PM

Do you think RFA Petr Mrazek is going to make 5 million dollars?  I don't.  I don't think that's remotely probable, regardless of the season he just had. 


Everyone always thinks that good young players, with tons of potential, are going to make a fortune after the ELC runs out.  They might for other teams, then don't for the Red Wings.  Look at Nyquist and Tatar.  Both are on reasonable bridge contracts.  Mrazek will be too. 


I agree with thoughts about Mrazek's next deal, but I think LeftWinger might be talking about Howard though if that's what you were responding too. As in, Howard would be a $5 million backup.

#2624310 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by gcom007 on 31 August 2015 - 09:16 PM

I don't think it's ideal to move him soon, but if someone comes along and offers up something decent for him, I think Holland will listen and consider it. If Mrazek starts off humming along and Howard plays well in his starts, it would be ideal to move him sooner rather than later while we can get something decent for him. It's not going to get any easier to move a goalie with his contract as time goes on, and even in Holland's roughest years, he's proven again and again that he's quite adept at finding capable backups at great price points. I see no reason to believe he can't do it again. But I think the earliest this gets done is at the trade deadline. Next summer is most likely when it'll go down though.