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#2454450 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 16 November 2013 - 11:31 AM

This is for all the Jimmy Howard fans out there ha ha Ha ha ha
now that is a elite goalie right there


Typical Detroit fan response. Wings lost so lets blame the goalie. Lets just disregard the fact the bottom two forward lines and bottom half of the D  are AHL quality at best. Or that this team cant score in the shootout (come on Ive never seen a goalie have an easier time in the shootout than Holtbys 3 poke checks last night) let alone a clutch goal in OT. Lets just blame the goalie and turn a blind eye to whats really wrong with this team. If you believe Jimmy is the problem you don't know the game. Just conveniently forget that without Howards strong play the Wings would have 6-8 pts less this year so far. Im guessing your one of the people that believe Howard is s*** and the Wings should have Petr as the starter right now. The same Petr Mrazek who is curently being outplayed by Tom FREAKING McCollum in GR this year. Howard is an elite goaltender. He is the only reason the Wings made the playoffs last year and the only reason they got past the first round and took Chicago to 7 games. It doesn't matter how good your goalie is when half your team is s***e there will be nights they make the goalie look bad.

#2453813 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by GoalieManPat on 15 November 2013 - 08:29 AM

Fil was always going to put up more points in Tampa, why are people so surprised by this? Especially now as the #1 center. He gets more ice time, more offensive line-mates, and a more offensive system. You also have to add in that Fil was saddled with Francine, Bert, and Cleary for a lot of  last year. I dont care who you are when you have those boat anchors on your line its going to effect your scoring.

#2452883 Jimmy Howard And Monster On Punishing Goalies For Instigating Fights

Posted by GoalieManPat on 12 November 2013 - 03:08 AM

Jimmy needs to get into a fight. The modern day Wings haven't won a Cup without a goalie who has a fight on his record. Specifically he needs to start something with Roy the next time they see Colorado. If Roy and a wings goalie get into it then consider the Cup ours.

#2452882 Women's hockey brawl sets record

Posted by GoalieManPat on 12 November 2013 - 02:59 AM

Uhhhh yea...Id say the following video has more "brawl" in it than anything from that womans game


#2452607 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 10 November 2013 - 08:04 AM

Howard's  been alright but the numbers don't lie and he also has a bad habit of letting in very untimely goals. A little bit of clutchiness wouldn't hurt, maybe we could actually win an OT or two!


Hes already being that "little bit of clutchness" to even get the game to overtime. Howard has been money and yes the numbers do lie. With the amount of turnovers this team has which gift the opposition grade A scoring chances Howard is keeping this team in contention. How many odd man rushes does he face compared to the number the Wings generate. The odd mans against are easily in favor by 3 to 1 yet Detroit is still kept in the game. The last 4 OT games the Wings have lost (SJ, NY, DAL, and TB) his saves are the only reason they get those 4 pts. Heck he had a 65 minute shutout against SJ and still the team couldnt pull it out for him. This team does not need "more clutchness" from Howard. They are getting that. They need the other 16 skaters not named Datsyuk and Zetterberg to be more clutch.

#2452597 11/9 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by GoalieManPat on 10 November 2013 - 03:49 AM


I don't think so. 


If you don't think so then name a player not named Hank or Pav who has figured more into the Wings getting points this year than Howard. Without his strong play the Wings wouldn't be taking one point away in these losses when the team doesn't show up. They would be taking 5-2 regulation losses.

#2452095 Are we faking injuries/illnesses to deal with the roster crunch?

Posted by GoalieManPat on 08 November 2013 - 09:05 AM

Franzen needs better linemates...Considering Cleary will ALWAYS and FOREVER clog up the top six wing spot.   Franzen - Helm - Tatar


I disagree. I think Franzen is the anchor to his teammates now. That includes Cleary. Cleary is terrible but at-least hes out there busting his butt every shift.

#2451525 Chicago fans steal players helmet off head and dump beer on him

Posted by GoalieManPat on 07 November 2013 - 07:43 AM

Honest drunken stupidity on the part of the helmet steal. Nothing malicious. The beer dump is low class but expected in Chicago. Honestly I bet that guy is waking up loving his 15 minutes of fame. Made me laugh at the end of a long double shift. 

#2450160 Franzen believes he’s playing well.

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2013 - 06:06 PM

Holland? Buy out Franzen? Does anyone really believe that'd ever happen? I mean, sure, maybe if he finishes a season with, like, ten points.


He should buy him out. It wont happen though because that would mean Holland would have to admit it was a mistake to sign him to that contract over Hossa. You cant even get Holland to admit his signing of Sammy was a major mistake so theres no chance he would do so with a long time contract with Franzen.

#2450156 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2013 - 05:55 PM

Even Flyers fans are getting embarrassed by this..


I find it hard to believe the biggest ******* fanbase in pro sports gets embarrassed. The biggest **** move was done by Schenn. Not only does he fight with his visor still on but just before the fight he flicks off Urbom helmet and then starts wailing on him before Urbom gets a chance to do the same.

#2450148 Helm in, Franzen out against the Oil tonight!

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2013 - 05:40 PM

I'm usually pretty hard on Franzen, but I don't think he's played that bad this year. But he really needs a center that can get him the puck, otherwise he disappears.


Im going to disagree here. I think this is the worse Franzen has looked in quite a while. Hes shown up for basically the Colorado game. The rest he has been completely invisible. A guy his size should be able to impact the game without a center force feeding him the puck. Whether its taking it to the net himself or using his body to create for others. I honestly dont think Franzen cares about anything but picking up his paycheck anymore. His comments before about the regular season boring him and then his defense for not scoring last year being "Well Im not supposed to be a goal scorer anyways" just makes me believe it even more. Remember he came into the league as a strong workhorse player. Nothing in his game now resembles that. And to think the Wings could have had Hossa.

#2450131 Helm in, Franzen out against the Oil tonight!

Posted by GoalieManPat on 02 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Anyone got odds on the possibility of tomorrows headline being "Helm back to IR with injured lady parts"? Im saying 50/50

#2448450 Trial date set in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi

Posted by GoalieManPat on 28 October 2013 - 08:30 AM

Wow 10 years ago. I feel old. The 38 million number makes me LoL. If this guy gets any money look out for the next guy who gets majorly hurt in a fight. Lawsuit time!!

#2447708 What's Killing Our Offense?

Posted by GoalieManPat on 24 October 2013 - 11:57 PM

8) The power play has become very stagnant and not enough moving parts...need to simplify it and just have someone bombing away from the middle on the back end
9) Way to many times do we give the puck away to easily in the D zone causing more energy to be spent trying to retrieve the puck
10) Lack of a killer instinct when the opponent has had most of its life taken out of them...one example was the game against Chicago last season when they had the lead and then took a boneheaded penalty with 2 mins to go and lost in a shootout 2-1
11) Dan Cleary

Fixed that for ya.


We've drafted really well at forward, IMHO. Names:














Drafting good is fine. But if when said prospect is ready for the NHL you have to hope your coach and GM will give them there shot instead of re-signing old washed up players to take there spot on the roster. Perfect example is Nyquist and Tatar right now. Right now I have no confidence Babs or Holland will play the young hungry kids when they are ready. Instead we will get more Cleary and Samuelssons.

#2439736 Mantha is crushing the Q, 4 goals and an assist tonight

Posted by GoalieManPat on 29 September 2013 - 06:52 AM

This is what I was afraid would happen.  He's too good for Junior hockey now.  Hopefully they've got him playing in all situations - PK, defending leads - to help round out his game.


Why are you afraid? The kid is 19. Hes supposed to be tearing up juniors at this age for a 1st round pick. Its the natural progression of prospects. The kids development is not going to be stumped with another year in the Q. Its another year for his body to continue filling out which will make the transition to pro that much easier. Which is a major part of development.