What will be different then? Wings fans will turn on him within 2 seasons. The only goalie wings fans ever approve of is the one thats next up. Hell Hasek and Sawchuck could both be in net at the same time and there would still be people saying the Wings goaltending is terrible.
Well for one Mrazek can actually play the puck which by itself is going to limit a number of goals that Howard would normally give up due to his extreme lack of puck-playing ability.
Seriously, I never thought there could be a goalie that was as bad a puck mover as Howard is. I thought it was just because he was a rookie and kind of nervous that he never played the puck early on but its been YEARS since he been here and he still sucks at it.
And yet goalies like Lundqvist and other top performers repeatedly stop shots where they should have no chance. That's why they get the big bucks. Why does Howard get the big bucks? I have no idea why. There, he just failed to step up again. It's never his fault is it? There is always a reason.