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#2025222 Wings' Goaltending Situation

Posted by Raptor1116 on 11 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

Yup, I thought he played just fine. To say that Howard was the make or break of the team winning/losing is pretty disingenuous if you ask me.



Really? How about that Game 3 against San Jose? Wings in control and then Howard gives up the weakest goal I can remember from the side boards, from the end line, and the Wings lose the game. The entire series was lost on that one goal. If he makes that "save" the Wings win game 3 and who knows where it goes from there. Once that goal slipped over the line the Wings were out of the playoffs.


#1976137 Who would you most blame for a round 2 loss?

Posted by Raptor1116 on 05 May 2010 - 12:15 AM

Howard.

4 goals against in every single game and he has the incredible ability to give up the timely goal.


#1975902 Put Ozzy in.

Posted by Raptor1116 on 04 May 2010 - 10:28 PM

Like I said, that's completely fair. Comparing the '98 Wings team to the '10 Wings team is a even match. He'll I'd take Lebda over Fetisov any day of the week.


Howard has let in as many goals as Ozzie did in '98 while playing 12 LESS GAMES!

I don't care what team is in front of you if you are playing in 12 less games you should not let in as many goals as the other guy.

And why is it that when Ozzie does well it's always, "Well, look at the team that played in front of him." He has never been given credit and I don't understand it. He was only the best goalie in the playoffs the past two seasons and a 3 time Cup winner.


#1954020 Mike Babcock is an embarrassment to the NHL

Posted by Raptor1116 on 22 April 2010 - 03:28 PM

Apparently Washington is playing both Montreal AND Ottawa in the first round as well...

He says he hates the trap...has he watched a Coyote game? :rolleyes:


#1950045 Ozzy for game 4?

Posted by Raptor1116 on 18 April 2010 - 08:53 PM

He absolutely hasn't been theJimmy Howard of the regular season.


Actually, he has been the Jimmy Howard of the regular season. Rebounds, rebounds, rebounds, poor angles, over commitment, and poor lateral movement. It's just getting magnified now that we are in the playoffs and teams start crashing the net.

I love Babcock and think he is the best coach in the league but he really screwed the pooch on the goalie situation this season. You cannot play one goalie this much in one season, I don't care who your goalie is. It tired Howard out and it basically dry-docks the backup. Go look at Calgary the past few seasons. They continually run Kipper into the ground during the regular season and then he breaks down in the playoffs.

At this point I'd go with Ozzie. He can't do much worse than Howard is doing. The first goal is on Howard, the second goal is on Howard, and the fourth goal is on him as well, and that's just game 3. Game 2 were full of gaffs by Howard. This is Phx, the 24th ranked offense in the NHL and they are torching Howard. What on earth is going to happen if the Wings make it out of the round and we have to play a team like Vancouver?

Ozzie's a vet. Put him in there, he will be ok. The team would probably even respond to having him in net, knowing he hasn't played in a looooong time and would tighten things up.