I don't even know what to say. That was a pitiful loss, PITIFUL. And half of thef****** arena was Leafs fans, that's embarrassing. If we play the Leafs in the playoffs they'll have home advantage the whole series. Good job "Hockeytown"
Also, I'm surprised to see Dallas dead last in the west considering Nill is supposed to be twice the GM Holland is. Or at least that's the talk around these parts no?
I wouldn't call it pointless. The Stars just freed up 4.6 million in cap space off Gonchar's 5.0 million cap hit. Nill probably has bigger plans to bring in a defenseman. Now in terms of pointless from Montreal's standpoint, then yes more of a head scratcher.
Bill Daly....I think I hate that smug bastard more than Bettman. Amazing they just blatantly lie about s*** whenever they feel the need to. Probably has something to do with us being the best fans in the world.
That has nothing to do with it. McCollum is done with the Wings. He'll never make the team as anything more than a third or fourth backup. What they're doing is sending Mrazek down to play some games while the Wings have 4 days off. Precisely because Mrazek is the future.
Then why re-sign him? Why not sign a veteran journeyman, like MacDonald, who'd be more reliable in the NHL if injuries happened? You don't think they still have a shred of hope for him? Due to injury he was rushed into the NHL, and was utterly traumatized by that crazy defeat against STL. Last year he rebounded and is so far outplaying Mraz this year. This is a former 1st round pick with all the signs of a late bloomer. I'm not his biggest fan, but I think it's extremely wrong to completely write him off at this point.
A lot of speculation. My bet is that this move was made just for this week. Mrazek will get the start down in Grand Rapids against Lake Erie on Wednesday and then they'll probably swap again, having McCollum get the start against Texas and Mrazek backing up Howard against Chicago on Friday... Who knows though...
McCollum was having a better start, but he has lost his last few as well. I highly doubt he is up to be showcased...
I highly doubt they have any intention of showcasing him. A trade partner would have every excuse in the book not to return value for him. That's how his career has played out so far. If this is anything other then just to let Mraz play in GR, it's to see if Mccollum really does have potential as an NHL goalie. If Petr is the real deal we may have to trade Howard one of these years. If that's the case who's a potential backup? A rebounding Mccollum could be one.