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#2587669 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by gcom007 on 31 March 2015 - 09:28 PM

Did everyone miss the fact that Ottawa has been one of the best two or three teams over the last couple months? I'm not saying I like how we played tonight at all, but it's not like we lost to the Oilers or Sabers here, and we got a point out of it. This team has problems, no doubt, but it's important to have some perspective.




#2587652 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by gcom007 on 31 March 2015 - 09:23 PM

Can we be done with the Mrazek is the savior stuff now?

 

I don't think Mrazek is the savior of this broken team, but on a night when he basically singlehandedly earned us the point we got, this seems like a very silly comment to be making.




#2587248 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by gcom007 on 31 March 2015 - 07:40 PM

Sometimes it feels like our defense isn't used to a goalie who can play the puck.




#2587208 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by gcom007 on 31 March 2015 - 07:12 PM

Any mule news?

 

Apparently he still exists.




#2587152 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by gcom007 on 31 March 2015 - 06:51 PM

Sad that getting out of the first 5-6 minutes without giving up a goal feels like a big victory lately.




#2587140 3/31 GDT : Senators 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by gcom007 on 31 March 2015 - 06:45 PM

Skate to the face...the mirror neurons are rapid firing at the site of that.




#2587037 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 31 March 2015 - 10:51 AM


That's mildly shocking. Nothing against Mrazek, but I would've thought Babcock would take almost any reason to ride Jimmy into the playoffs, slump or not. I like Mrazek, and I think he's taking Jimmy's job next year or the year after, but I just don't know how I feel about this being the year.

The one thing I thought that could be working in Mrazek's favor is the puck-moving ability and the fact that we tend to score a lot of goals when he's in net. When he's on, we're scoring and not giving up much. When he's off, we may give up more goals, but we're still scoring a lot of goals. Unless Howard is a far bigger mess than he seems, this is about the only reason I can see for really riding Mrazek into the playoffs.


#2586963 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 30 March 2015 - 11:12 AM

Will tell everyone one thing, we currently don't have a number one who goalie who can steal games on a consistent basis. Of course, turnovers and the defense has helped much either

 

This is the unfortunate truth right now. Howard doesn't have his head screwed on straight lately and Mrazek is a promising rookie with plenty of rookie problems. Either way we go is likely to lead to issues, especially with the way the D has been playing. This team is going to have to really tighten up around their goalies if anything good is going to happen in the playoffs. But I'm not holding my breath. We shouldn't be disappointed if this turns into another learning year for this young team. There's no shame in that.




#2586437 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by gcom007 on 29 March 2015 - 12:30 PM

#tanktothefuture




#2586317 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 28 March 2015 - 06:07 PM

Howard was sick, but he was playing fine. The team sucked


The team was terrible, but Howard wasn't quite "fine." He was about as lousy as the others. Maybe because he was sick, maybe not, but he really wasn't too good.


#2586271 3/28 GDT : Lightning 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by gcom007 on 28 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

Hell of a game. They needed to make a statement and they did. Something to build off of to finish this season strong.


#2585810 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 27 March 2015 - 08:18 AM

No he isn't, the guy is reacting too fast and that makes him vulnerable for high accurate shots. Howard really hasn't been there same since getting hurt. Going to rewatch the game now but personally I'd give the monster a chance and if he is playing good against Tampa stick with him.

 

Not a bad call. We might get a good period or two out of him before he gets hurt again.




#2585784 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 26 March 2015 - 10:28 PM

"When you are playing from behind every shift is an emergency and that causes turnovers…we have to keep the puck out of our net. Petr will get a chance now." -Babcock

 

I don't disagree with the sentiment, but what about when turnovers lead to playing from behind? I don't think anyone's going to argue that Howard's been inconsistent and oftentimes lousy since returning from injury, but this team hasn't been helping their goalies at all lately. I think it's fair to call out Howard at this point, but you've got to be calling out Nyquist and Ericsson too, and you've certainly got to call out your team defense. Howard hasn't been great, but no one on this team has been much better lately.




#2585766 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 26 March 2015 - 09:45 PM

Who gives a sh*t who's in net. One of the worst and sorriest defenses in the league. This is more than just a slump. This team WAY overachieved and they're now back down to earth. But it is what it is. Going to have to start a complete rebuild soon. Wings need like 4-5 years of missing the playoffs.

 

Teed up for number9...




#2585764 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by gcom007 on 26 March 2015 - 09:41 PM

Howard will still start in the playoffs unless Mrazek goes on an absolute tear to finish the season, but that's just not going to happen unless the team in front of him turns things around fast. I just don't really expect that to happen the way things are going. But I think the stage is clearly being set for Mrazek to have a chance to win the starting role next year.