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#2662451 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 27 March 2016 - 06:01 PM

Mrazek has not been consistent since the beginning of February. That's almost two months.

There's some games where he played really well but there others where he let in 5 goals. Got pulled twice etc.

It all started going downhill since his birthday. Remember when everyone thought he was hung over?



Ha. I was just thinking yesterday that it feels like that birthday hangover never ended. But neither goalie has gotten help from this abysmal defense we employ.

#2657536 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 05 March 2016 - 10:11 AM

Mrazek will be an RFA, not UFA, so our likelihood of losing him is slim to none. I do think Howard is gone in the off-season, especially if the cap goes down. I don't see any way we can carry $9 million in goalies if the cap goes down, all the more so when you consider that Mrazek generally has been getting the brunt of the starts. You can't pay a guy $5 million to start maybe 20 games next year. And do we really think Howard will be content to stay as a backup at this point? If he is, then I don't know what that says about his confidence as a starter. If he believes he should be starting and Mrazek remains on this team, he's going to want out.

#2657534 Goalie Battle

Posted by gcom007 on 05 March 2016 - 09:51 AM

Mrazek is definitely off lately and Howard has looked better last few games, so he should and likely will get some more starts right now. Given that Mrazek is such an athletic goalie, I wouldn't be shocked at all if his groin tweak isn't affecting him right now. You've got to fully trust your body to play like he does, and if he's not 100% on that front right now, it's hard to imagine it not affecting his game. Give him a bit more rest right now to get it straight and get him going down the final stretch and I think he'll be fine come playoff time.

#2657002 Uh oh... Coreau called up... Mrazek injured?

Posted by gcom007 on 02 March 2016 - 02:31 PM

Yeah let him take as much time as he needs if Howard keeps playing well. Shouldn't rush back from a groin issue. Let him rest a bit more, and let Howard try and raise his trade value. All good.



The better Howard finishes, the easier he'll be to move this summer. Even those who don't like him should be cheering for him right now.

#2656901 Uh oh... Coreau called up... Mrazek injured?

Posted by gcom007 on 01 March 2016 - 09:42 PM

i would let jimmy play tomorrow.  give mraz a few more days to be safe.



One more game off won't hurt and Howard's had two great starts in a row. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

#2656769 2/29 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars, 8:30PM EST

Posted by gcom007 on 29 February 2016 - 11:18 PM


I think Nyquist dove, but I'll take it. Really, really not a fan of Nyquist's embellishment.

Howard was fantastic tonight. Good to see him string a couple of solid starts together. Something good to build on.

#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.