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#2495691 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

Nice looking 2nd PP unit.. good chances and I like Pulks on the point.




#2495678 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

Hey look at that, Tootoo already noticeable, pushing hard. Who woulda thought.




#2495646 Beard Time

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 March 2014 - 06:07 PM

If my job would allow it I would, i'll be bearded in spirit. A big bushy nasty ginger beard like some of the Flyers players are sporting. 




#2495621 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 March 2014 - 04:33 PM

Updated with graphics and whatnot. 

 

Good luck tonight boys, GO WINGS GO!




#2495595 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 16 March 2014 - 03:15 PM

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#2495495 Finally-TooToo called up

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

May as well use him if he's available, I agree with this decision. While I don't think he should be an every day player, I thought he should have played more than he has this season. He's not a bad player, I don't know why he has been overlooked so much.




#2495426 A great scrap ends in....A high five and a hug?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 March 2014 - 04:46 AM

High fives and hugging aside, a lot of UFC fighters couldn't take that many bare fisted blows and stay on their feet. There were easily 10 hard connections per side that I thought were going to put the other guy down. 

 

Whatever on the display at the end, what a fight. 




#2493940 Howard = Average

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 March 2014 - 06:41 PM

Howard had the 12th highest cap hit. Halak, Crawford, Hiller, and Varlemov ate free agents this summer and may pass him.

Literally all of them have tremendous consistency issues. Halak could never hold down a starting job, he is always in some kind of time share. Crawford was so up and down that he was questioned heavily as a starting goaltender after his first great half season. Hiller had two awful seasons and lost his starting job to Fasth last year just to pick it back up again this season. 

 

This is the reality of goaltending. Miller has slumped for a couple months on end. Quick has done the same. Luongo had an terrible season and a half which sparked the controversy in Vancouver a couple years ago. Lundqvist had an brutal start to this season. 

 

No goalie has ever been great at all times, all season, every season. Every goalie listed above has had struggles ranging from weeks, to months, to extending beyond one season. It happens. Roy and Brodeur, the legends of the position, have had off months and a few bad seasons. 

 

This is a fact that must be accepted if you are a fan of hockey. It's not an excuse to protect Howard, but if we had Hiller, Halak, Varlamov, Crawford, any goalie mid to high range there will always be consistency issues and we'd have a thread just like this one about them also. Period. No goalie is 100% elite at all times, all season every season.




#2493359 3/9 GDT: Red Wings at Rangers

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 09 March 2014 - 02:58 AM

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#2493238 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 08 March 2014 - 04:20 PM

We can go back and forth about Jarnkrok all we want, but the fact is no one knows how good or bad of a trade this was for at least another 3-4 years and we can actually see what Jarnkrok does at an NHL level. 

 

Smith was supposed to be a future top 2 defender for us. Cory Cross was drafted 1st round 1st overall. A lot of times guys just don't work out, sometimes they do. It's very difficult to debate about a player's unknown future when it is so far off and no one here is psychic. 




#2492997 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

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Troll Monster steal win. Troll Monster make Howard look bad. Troll Monster happy.




#2492971 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 10:11 PM

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I could add some horns and more hair to this beauty




#2492946 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

8-7 Devils final/OT

 

It was a good effort at least..




#2492931 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 10:00 PM

Awful trio Babs tossed together, time to have Andersson center Cleary and Bert next game on the top line.




#2492903 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 09:53 PM

So what are the chances that Legwand re-signs next year?

I don't think he would drop his NTC and come play here if he didn't intend on sticking around for more than one third of a season. He was born in Detroit also, likely grew up a fan. I like his chances of being here next season.