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wings4thecup06

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In Topic: Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

22 May 2015 - 08:00 AM

At this point, it almost has to be Blashill. Re-signing him to an extension last year that pays double what any other AHL coach makes, refusing to let other NHL teams talk to him......

 

Really. The guy is a winner. And the Wings management have clearly earmarked him as the plan B in case Babcock left...


In Topic: should mrazek get #1 tag next season

30 April 2015 - 01:53 PM

We know one thing ... Howard struggles in the playoffs ... Sorry but that's the case and mrazek is 23 and howard is 30

I'm more for trading howard so mrazek plays as many games as he can , howard won't be a happy boy playing 30-40 games and if that happens his value dimishes and we get a pick

Right now we can say before the injury he was an all star and get a roster player or 2 that can actually further improve our team right now

A contending team like a saint louis/San Jose/Philadelphia would be intrigued

 

While I agree Howard should be traded eventually, I don;t think the Wings should just hand Mrazek the starting job based on a really good playoff. Howard is still a very good goalie, and his value can improve if he plays well in the regular season up to the trade deadline. 

 

Plus, where's the harm in having two really really good goalie's next year up to the deadline, and then trading Howie when his value could be at its highest and the return could be the greatest. Right now it's not, because he's been injured and he struggled. 

Also, Mrazek will need some tutoring and help getting through his first full NHL season playing 40/50 games. He really hasn't proven yet that he can handle the rigours of it and needs to work out his consistency issues. 

 

He's definitely our goalie of the future, but it'd be a bit short sighted to jettison Howard so quickly IMO


In Topic: should mrazek get #1 tag next season

30 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

It makes no sense to ditch howard right now, even more so coming off his poor second half. His trade value will go up when he plays next season and proves that he's back to better form. Plus, Mrazek hasn't shown he can handle a full NHL season yet. What if he struggles and you've already jettisoned Howard? 

 

The smart thing to do is to keep both, let them go head to head with each other during the regular season, and if Mrazek looks like he's taking over, then trade Howard at the deadline so you can upgrade the blue line at the same time. No point rushing this really. 


In Topic: Are you going to watch the game ?

29 April 2015 - 02:04 PM

Yea I will, even as pissed off at the league as I am, its the Wings, and it's game 7. And like Babs said yesterday, I'm sure most of us here if told back in August that we'd be in a game 7 in the first round would take it in a heartbeat. 

 

although i won't be watching live. The last few games I've stayed up to watch live the Wings have lost.....


In Topic: ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

29 April 2015 - 12:38 PM

I thought in game 6 the Wings were trying to be too physical (not referring to Kronwall destroying Kucherov here, just generally) and I think they got away from what made them so successful the previous 3 games. 

 

All the have to do is stay calm, weather the storm for the first 10 minutes or so and play their game. Hopefully they come out firing and Mrazek plays well. GO WINGS!