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paulwoodsfan

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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

30 April 2016 - 02:58 PM

No seven-year deals, period.


In Topic: ECQF Game 5 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 1, Red Wings 0 (TB Wins, 4-1)

22 April 2016 - 12:42 PM

Blaming Mrazek is like blaming Stuart for losing in...was it 2010? He played amazing, made one goof, and it shouldn't have mattered because we shouldn't have been in that position to begin with.

 

I don't blame Mrazek, and in fact I like him a lot. But I feel we may not be getting good enough coaching of our goaltenders from Jim Bedard. Both of our guys have -- and in Howard's case has always had -- some technical flaws in their game. Mrazek gets caught out of position and takes wrong angles at times. Howard is horrific at handling the puck. All of our coaches should be under a microscope and I think we might be able to trade up at the back end, at least.


In Topic: Fixing this mess....

20 April 2016 - 10:25 AM

Aside from roster moves, I think Jim Bedard has to be looked at closely. I'm not convinced he is a good enough goalie coach. He has been in that role for 100 years. We've had some decent goaltending along the way, but we need Mrazek to take a step forward to achieve his full potential. Is Bedard the best man for that job?


In Topic: ECQF Game 4 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

19 April 2016 - 10:23 AM

It will be a complete shock if any lineup changes are made. Last game we got the matchups we wanted and the result was TB had all of seven shots on goal in the last two periods. Why would Blashill insert a guy who hasn't played in weeks and can't play a defensive game into the lineup after that performance?

 

Count on it -- we will roll the same lines, get the same matchups and AA will get the lowest or second-lowest amount of TOI. And even when we win again, LGRW will be filled with complaints about AA's ice time, Andersson dressing, line combos and so on. 


In Topic: Fixing this mess....

12 April 2016 - 06:06 PM

Six out of 14 on that list are "bad contract," "stupid contract" or "overpaid." But here's the thing -- all contracts, including bad or stupid ones, set market rates. Those are all comparables DD's agent will look at. He won't care whether the guy should be paid that much, he'll just care that the guy is being paid that much. If some of those guys are overpaid, maybe DD is better than them and therefore should be paid as much or more. That's the starting point his agent will bring to negots.