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How's that turning out for Minny? We ended up with a better record than them and they're getting housed by Chicago.
Well, Minnesota only needed 9 more wins to tie last season's total...and they played 34 less games.
So, yeah, those guys took a crappy team and got them to the playoffs.
Get off my lawn.
But was it really worth $180million? More importantly, would it have been worth $200million to the Wings to not even assuredly get to the Finals?
$180 is the life of their contracts. This was only one year.
What are the odds that Minn will be able to unload those contracts later? See: Luongo, Roberto for evidence. It may as well be $180mil this year.
hate to say it but I have never been sold on howard. I always wanted ryan miller to take his place and become a legend. I just dont think howard makes the stops that need to be made.
My buddy is a Sabres fan and is less than pleased with Miller. Says Ryan takes nights off and just generally doesn't give a shit how he does. Now, idk if he's like that because of the team playing in front of him, but I'll take a guy who at least fights on every shot (Howard) over a guy who takes shots or nights off (allegedly).
It is his team. Ask yourself how has over-paying for Franzen and Quincy or signing re-treads worked out? He lost his top 2 d-men, with no backup plan. Now he is at risk at losing his most talented forward.
where do you anticipate Datsyuk going?
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Please tell me what other choices he has had. Franzen/Hossa we all know about, so leave that out. But seriously. In the interest of both on-ice performance and off-ice cap compliance, what should he have done. I want specifics.
Those are some brutal contracts too. Color me glad we didn't get them
You can't be serious. Minny wasn't supposed to compete for the cup this year and improved drastically. They've been building quite well and have a very bright future ahead of them with Suter and Parise.
They'll be at the top in the coming years, mark it down.
During the previous three NHL playoffs (not including this one), the average save percentage for league goaltenders was .915. Jimmy Howard's save percentage for those three playoffs was .9146. Jimmy Howard has been an average playoff goaltender.
Guess it makes it harder to use the Search Function when you can't remember which of the 100s of usernames you were using at the time.
Nah, it actually appears to have been deleted.
Be Prepared. He is thisclose to become the Pistons of the early 90s or the Tigers of early 70s. Holding onto too long to former glory while failing to rebuild and you become a run of the mill organization finishing at the bottom of standings and getting ousted in the playoffs with un-inspired performances.
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This thread is dumb.
Jimmy was the reason the Wings were only down 1 after the 2nd. His teammates were the reason they were down 1 after the 2nd.
Nobody on this team wants to shoot the puck. And when they do, they sit on the doorstep, wait for a day and a half, and THEN shoot the puck once the goalie has time to get in position and set himself.
The inability for anyone on this team to execute a one-timer cannot be understated...
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
If the Wings didn't have Jimmy Howard, we wouldn't even be having this conversation, because they would not be in the playoffs.
This one is. Howard is fine.
Can you say Tim Cheveldae....redux
"Winner take all" - M.Dantonio
Yeah, people hated Stuart... never got that...
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
We also scored 0 goals. That really doesn't fall on Jimmys shoulders
We really need to get bigger on the blue line IMO.
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-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
I hear Dave Manson is available.
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