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#2199779 Jimmy Howard Debate Thread

Posted by RusDRW on 20 July 2011 - 09:59 AM

How is this turning into a Howard thread?

I agree a few posts up - most Wings goals against are actually Hudler's fault if you rewind the tape far enough.

Rafalski and Ericsson were also responsible for every second goal :):):) Cause they didn't know how to play defense.

#2199709 Jimmy Howard Debate Thread

Posted by RusDRW on 20 July 2011 - 07:04 AM

---- EDIT By NFM25: This thread was created because I want to continue this discussion and it belongs in its own thread, not the one regarding the Ty Conklin Signing. ----

Did you watch the playoffs this past season? That Jimmy Howard fellow played pretty good in them.

And :thumbup: to re-signing Conklin if it is true.

plays like below is what I'm talking about


Shootouts are another story. In most of those Howard allowed two goals which is unacceptable.

PS BTW Couture scored exactly the same garbage in 2010 play-offs to win Game 3 for SJS.

#2199695 Red Wings sign Ty Conklin to 1 year contract

Posted by RusDRW on 20 July 2011 - 04:46 AM

Not at all.

I always feel nervous when someone fires a shot at Jimmy. I can only imagine what players feel. If I were a Red Wings player I wouldn't believe Jimmy at all.

#2199691 Red Wings sign Ty Conklin to 1 year contract

Posted by RusDRW on 20 July 2011 - 03:21 AM

Excellent! Once in a while we get a goalie who can actually stop pucks any goalie should stop. With Jimmy Howard any soft wrister from the blue line could be a goal. Last time I had such good feeling was in 2008 when... Ty Concklin played for us.

#2197711 Arbitration Hearing Dates

Posted by RusDRW on 10 July 2011 - 02:59 PM

why should we care? None of these will play for the Red Wings next season and I think most of them will be signed by those dates. Especially, Parise and Weber.

#2196113 Jason Arnott

Posted by RusDRW on 04 July 2011 - 10:28 AM

As far as I remember Arnott has not signed yet. What do you think about getting him for fair price (~2M)? He will allow Filppula to remain our third line center as he should be. The only concern is the speed. He is pretty slow now and need to be paired with faster defensively responsible guys like Cleary. However, he still has a lethal shot from the circle (we did't have that since Hossa left to nowhere in the middle on 2009-2010 season) and could be good on PP.

#2189539 2011 NHL Draft: Rounds 2-7 Discussion

Posted by RusDRW on 25 June 2011 - 10:35 AM

have no idea who Xavier is... already don't like him :)

#2180987 Brad Stuart

Posted by RusDRW on 30 May 2011 - 01:18 AM

Stuart is one of the most consistent players on this team. Above average in every aspect of the game he always gives his 100%. We need more players like him on our blue line.

#2168226 The NHL's new 'catch-up' officiating

Posted by RusDRW on 06 May 2011 - 10:55 PM

I don't like when it happens to other team... Now they give some life to the Red Wings. I don't like it too.

#2143627 Unbelievably bad goal.

Posted by RusDRW on 08 April 2011 - 11:46 AM

I hate penalty complaint s***. Seriously. Waah, they had more power plays the refs gave it to them! Stuff like that. Yes, there are bad calls sometimes. But refs generally get things right. My only major beef is the apparent tendency to try and call it "even" every game, when it often clearly isn't. It's sort of the reverse; by not giving the cleaner team more power plays, you are making it uneven in favor of the dirtier team. If they're even and should be, great.

As for the SJ series... on par is hardly accurate. Yes, the Wings had a hard time maintaining momentum due to penalties. But ultimately the Sharks played better hockey.

Partly agree with you. Well, if they get rid of trying to even games I would be almost satisfied. Almost...

Concerning SJS series. This thread is devoted to a game in which momentum perhaps (leave some chances for play-offs desire) decided the outcome. The rest is "what if" game... If they didn't call some phantom penalties what should have happened? And remember that this is hockey where a team playing <b>slightly</b> better does not necessarily win.

PS What if that Hossa's "goal" was disallowed and Blues scores to make it 3-0? If Hawks make the play-offs and advance further I hope they make commercial saying something like "what if we correctly officiated that game?"

#2132068 Recent suspensions

Posted by RusDRW on 18 March 2011 - 03:46 PM

I'm not as think as you angry I am.


Broken English, right? Иди ты нахуй, мудак! Is it better?

#2130089 Brule crushes Letang

Posted by RusDRW on 14 March 2011 - 03:00 AM

these guys should have been singers...

Hands up! Hands up! Underneath the chin!
Hands up! Hands up! Underneath the chin!

It is pathetic how they compare this hit to Kostopulos' one. Kostopulos used his elbow to target Stuart's head.

However, I still don't like this hit. It was late and Brule made multiple steps towards Letang to specifically hit him harder. However, Clutterbuck always hits like this and most people are quite impressed. I just wouldn't like one of our players to be at the receiving end of such hits.

#2125192 Wings Playoff/Cup chances?

Posted by RusDRW on 03 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

This year I feel that we're much better than any other team. I rarely had that feeling in the past. Last time it was in 2007 when we lost to Anaheim and back in 2002 for obvious reasons. If our players want it hard, we're going to win. However, I don't think our players are motivated enough.

#2125182 Trevor Gillies

Posted by RusDRW on 03 March 2011 - 10:18 AM

I don't feel for players like Clutteruck. Looks like they think they are allowed to do everything they want earning their ice time with questionable hits to star players. Each time he is on the ice against us I can only hope either Datsyk or Zetterberg will not be injured. He got what he was asking for. Hopefully, that would be enough for his fearless spirit...

How much should Gillies get? Two games. This is what Cooke always gets. So why should we treat this differently?

#2106944 All-Star Draft Discussion

Posted by RusDRW on 29 January 2011 - 02:35 AM

Lidstrom assembled a defensive fist team. In fact it is quite similar to what Detroit would be if we would have no cap restriction :)