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#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.




#2492863 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 09:38 PM

Who wants to check the front page of this GDT and see my post that says "Legwand with a big 3 point night"?

 

I love it, welcome to Detroit Legwand.




#2492839 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 09:31 PM

Game on...

 

Hold. The. Lead. 

 

No excuses. Win this game.




#2492755 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

2 more points and Legwand has matched Eaves' season total.. just saying. 

 

Make that 4 points for Nyquist, 9 points from the N-L-F line. I like what i'm seeing.




#2492723 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

Mule our savior.. great time for him to catch fire.




#2492686 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 08:56 PM

Emerald nut man displeased, Emerald nut man punishes you with a screen full of advertising. 

 

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Enough messing around, let's win this game guys...




#2492658 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 07 March 2014 - 08:53 PM

This is obviously Howard's fault. 




#2492530 Weiss - who would take him next season and does he have a full NTC

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

Why is everyone so low on Weiss? He was hurt since training camp and wasn't 100% when he did play this season. At least give the guy a chance to show us what he can do. People act like he is a piece of trash off the streets.

I agree, don't judge a player and write him off after 26 games and struggling with a hernia. 4 points in 26 games is not Stephen Weiss. I promise. 

 

Trying to move him right now would make no sense whatsoever, we get a 5th pick for him and suddenly he's healthy and puts up a 60 point season elsewhere, we gave up and asset for next to nothing. 

 

I'm not prepared to write off Weiss already, that's being reasonably unfair considering what he is capable of. Anyone who watched him play a lot before this season knows he is a capable scoring forward and can provide offense for this team over whoever we would start in his place like Andersson or Glendening. 

 

Weiss is an above average, skilled player and the Wings management didn't toss that kind of money at him because he's worthless. Give him a chance.