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DSM

Member Since 28 Jul 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 30 2015 01:27 PM
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In Topic: Who is the coach next season?

30 April 2015 - 11:02 AM

How about Dan Cleary with Jason Williams and Mikael Samuelsson as his assistants.

In Topic: Who is the coach next season?

30 April 2015 - 10:08 AM

Pull a mulligan on the Dave Lewis years and bring in Barry Smith.

In Topic: should mrazek get #1 tag next season

30 April 2015 - 10:00 AM

I say keep Howard for now and go into next season with him and Mrazek battling it out. Before getting hurt, Howard was consistently around 2.10GAA and a .92SV%. Howard obviously likes being here, and I have to think after watching during the playoffs, he'll be fired up to work hard this summer to get back to that level. I'm all aboard the Mrazek train now, but I think it's too soon to hail him as #1.

I also think that Howard won't garner much on the trade market, and that there aren't any options available that will be an upgrade. All the UFA options are not being re-signed for various reasons but will be overpaid in July. Did someone say Reimer? Really?

I'd go with a Howard/Mrazek tandem. Let Gustavsson walk. McCollum is eligible for Group VI UFA status, so he'll likely walk too. In his spot, sign a veteran #3 guy that is capable of NHL duty like a LaBarbera or Dan Ellis type, but can also mentor Coreau and Paterson in GR.

In Topic: Who is the coach next season?

30 April 2015 - 09:42 AM

Eddie Olczyck

In Topic: should mrazek get #1 tag next season

30 April 2015 - 07:54 AM

 
If there's one thing I really think Holland has a tendency of nailing, it's finding a good backup at a great price. I'm really not worried about whatever he would scrape up, because historically, he really has done a good job in this area. This is also why I worry less about trading Howard than some might.

I disagree with this. Conklin (V2.0) was a disaster in St. Louis and Holland brought him back and he was a disaster here. Then Gustavsson ended up being a horrible signing. The only good goaltending signing Holland has made recently is Joey MacDonald.

Holland even gave Gustavsson A RAISE after proving he was more useless than Magic Johnson at a blood drive for two years. Guys like Greiss, Montoya etc were available last summer for half as much, but Holland decided to overpay Glasstavsson.