Big E just needs to be demoted to the bottom pair or scratched this guy is useless, he doesn't create offense or shut people down, I think the Smith pair is good for offense but bad for defense why not scratch E and play
If Mrazek gets us into the playoffs, there's no way Howard will start. Even Babcock isn't that stupid. You don't punish a young goalie who carries you into the playoffs by benching him once the playoffs begin. Bad for morale.
This could be the last (hopefully) that we've seen of Howard as the number one goalie.
He punished Kindl for scoring a goal and making a beautiful breakaway pass on Abdlekader's goal last game but doesn't punish Ericsson for being useless. He punishes Weiss for turning the puck over vs Boston but refuses to punish Nyquist, who turned the puck over at least six time tonight. I say he has the potential to be "that stupid".
Like I said before I like cole and he's the guy I wanted us to get ... Also didn't think he would cost us this much though ... He could be a complete bust but i liked janmarks upside and even though our prospect pool is high doesn't mean we should just give them away for older ufa's
What's funny is just today on twitter I was going on to someone about how I hope janmark convinces backman to come down fulltime next year and now there both gone lol
Are you serious? Please tell me this is a joke. Because this is a great trade for the Wings. We lost two prospects who have zero future here. Two prospects who have very little value. And by trading them, this team has a better shot at a deep playoff run.
[T]he Red Wings are probably underachieving in the standings. They sit second overall in 5 on 5 Corsi and sixth in Fenwick. The power play has had success with 24.1%, good enough for fourth overall. The penalty kill is stronger, running at second overall and 87.9%. This should be a team in the hunt for the league lead, not sitting third in the division.
The Red Wings recently did not win for six consecutive games. During that span, they allowed nine goals and and still procured four points. If that's the worst "slump" of the season, Detroit is going to earn an invitation to the tournament at the end of the season with ease.
The slump sucked, but this is still a very good team. And guess what: aside from Gustavsson, everyone's healthy.
If there is any night to do it, I guess this is the one with Montreal and Columbus both losing. Hopefully they do and we can keep pace. Or just come out with a win and pull ahead. I believe in them, and wouldn't change them for any other team. Come on Z.