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paulwoodsfan

Member Since 26 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active May 28 2016 10:03 AM
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In Topic: Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

21 May 2016 - 08:39 AM

I remain worried that with Mike Illitch's influence on things possibly waning due to age and health, the actual decision makers in the org may not be as willing to spend to the max each year as he was. The idea the Illitchs would order KH to trade a contract that doesn't have to be paid so that they can use that money on someone else presupposes that they want to spend money and aren't interested in saving where it's possible to do so. I'm not so sure about that.


In Topic: Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

12 May 2016 - 08:48 AM

Mrazek seemed to regress compared to when? He's only been in the NHL for a year and a handful of games beyond that, and has been wildly inconsistent the entire time. I don't know if anyon can reliably say what his actual baseline is at this point. Is he the elite goalie who can get shutouts every other game who has just had average or bad games regularly, or is he an average goalie who has had a handful of games where he played beyond his ability? A season and a half of games isn't going to tell you the answer to that one.

 

Compared to the first three-four months of the season. In the late stages and even when he was playing fairly well in the playoffs, he was surrendering more and bigger rebounds than earlier in the season, and some of his angles were terrible. I agree he's far from fully formed but given the trajectory he had been on, to me that's regression and the coach bears some responsibility for it.


In Topic: Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

09 May 2016 - 08:33 PM

I'm surprised at the surprise over Bedard. As I posted after the first round, Howard is horrendous at playing the puck, and a lot of technical flaws emerged in Mrazek's game this season. Rebound control was a problem even when he was winning, and his angles went to hell when he was slumping. Bedard has had six or seven years to improve Howard, and it hasn't happened. And Mrazek seemed to regress. Time for a change, good on whomever (Holland or Blashill) made that call.


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.