Mrazek gets a break from some fans because he's our #3. He had some really bad games while being thrust into the starting role with our #1 and #2 out, and got lucky the team scored enough so he could win games. It was'nt as if he came up and had multiple shutouts and lots of games with 1 or 2 GAA. He struggled, some nights badly. But I guess as long as were winning, who cares right? lol
Howard is expected to perform, and when he does'nt, even if it's his first start in over a month, he does'nt get those breaks. It's all on him, even when the whole team sucks. When or if Mraz is the legitimate starter, it'll be like that for him too. Goalie bashing is LGW favourite pastime.
No Howard doesn't get breaks because we go from 3-1 to 5-4 and lose in a shootout. Howard wont get a break because we have lost 8 out of the 10 shootouts we have been in with him. Not saying he isn't a good goalie, he is but for people to get all mad because we get on him because of those reasons is a bit silly. If it were just here and there it would be one thing but its a trend with him especially in the shootouts, let's be honest here.
Yes, I do. Your razor sharp arguments cut me to the core.
Kip let it go buddy. I'm not going to sit here and come up with a dissertation on why I believe fights should be a part of hockey. It's hockey for pete sake. Entertainment. I like the fighting...I like the big hits...I like the skill...I like the scoring....I hate Crosby.
And that's the thing that is clear with you. You love the arguments. I have seen someone agree with you and you still pick them apart. Sorry that I don't fulfill your need.
Seriously they don't deserve McDavid such a clueless and full of their past glorydays management doesn't deserve that kind of talent (the fans do obviously). But after all the struggles and BS Buffalo had to go through pre Pegula I would be very happy seeing them getting the next generational talent. At least their management is competent and doesn't put all the blame on some ~ 20 year old players ...
I just can't believe they did something like this.....I really truly don't understand how they thought this was going to have any kind of good come out of it....
Who do we have in our pressbox? Hammer hands Draper?
I will say, though, that Danny Cleary scored 50 goals in juniors. It's worth giving him a shot.
Man I remember ol drapes go to shot. He would be on a breakaway and instead of going in and deking the goalie he would shot it right at the blue line...use to make me so mad. When playing the nhl games that use to be the big joke when controlling him. I would always shot it from the blueline with him.
Crosby was pretty much invisible, Wings stuck with it and got it done. Most enjoyable heart-attack I've endured in some time.
It's why we watch hockey! Love these Wings!
I would love to see his stats against the wings compared to other teams he plays. It seems like he always gets shut down or isn't his normal dominating self when playing the wings. I love it!! You know he was pissed! It may just be my rose colored glasses on but I feel the wings are one of his teams that he just hates to play.