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Quick Recap- Detroit Red Wings/Buffalo Sabres

Wings lose 5-1 to the Sabres.

Letting a Buffalo writer summarize the game.

 

 

Detroit goal and stats below.

Bowey.

 

 

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RWBill's avatar

What a tweet lol.
True.

Posted by RWBill on 01/12/20 at 07:45 PM ET

Alan's avatar

You know what? I can’t argue with that Twitter assessment at all.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/12/20 at 07:46 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Dana Wakiji tweet,

Blashill said Bernier was injured at the end of the last game but practiced yesterday and they thought he would be OK. But he woke up today and felt worse. He will undergo a test tomorrow.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/12/20 at 08:07 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

So he played Jimmy instead of Picard! Brilliant

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/12/20 at 08:08 PM ET

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Mike Harrington
@ByMHarrington
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36m
A very solid 1st and 3rd period for #Sabres but you can’t glean much. Detroit just an awful opponent. Vegas, Dallas, Nashville this week. Show up and play some Big Boy Hockey

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 01/12/20 at 08:12 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

I was at the game. Terrible.  shock

Posted by bigfrog on 01/12/20 at 09:12 PM ET

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The Red Wings are terrible and Jimmy Howard is worse. Good lord.

Ya see Detroit Media…it’s not so hard to be brutally honest when it’s called for….

Maybe a little more stick and less carrot…. confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/12/20 at 09:30 PM ET

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Is Jimmy just done mentally after all of this losing and
the AHL/bottom of the league veteran defensive carousel in front of him?

Did he just hit a wall physically and with all the losing his mental edge went with it?

It sucks to close out a long, solid career this way with the only team you’ve ever played for. I’ve always liked Jimmy and always thought of him as a battler and guy who kept trying to improve and hold down the fort no matter what other changes were impacting the roster.

It’s rare with such an accomplished, solid vet to know in advance:
Jimmy doesn’t have it anymore and is going to be bad.
At least Benier has the extra year.

Posted by lefty.30 on 01/12/20 at 11:24 PM ET

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Fil’s game is terrible..They play him on the second PP swing and he just refuse to shoot, refuse to get intense, the only thing he can do is to pass back on the point…This is his last season in the NHL

...same for Howard…
Howard is slow, very slow. In his A day (Don’t remember when) he could at least have a decent speed. Today, at least two goals allowed were terrible. I give him a pass on the first Buffalo goal and maybe the breakaway, although on a breakaway some goalie from other teams makes the save !. The Bogosian goal look bad because Howard was surrounded by a bunch of tourist who gave him a freelane, but look at Howard on the play, he totally froze, lost track of the puck carrier adn react so slow it was embarrassing to Watch. ...I think Howard is playing his last season…in any league ! No one would want to acquire him at TDL even for a 7th round pick.

Every puck was going in early in the game and we quit…then we got a goal and we finally found some legs…we even came close to get a second one (how could Helm miss that loose puck ?)

...but then another easy goal by our loveable goalie and it was over..

next !!


I also predict that they will buyout Abby..and maybe another one, but i’m not sure if they can buyout two players in one summer.

 

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 01/13/20 at 01:46 AM ET

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——-This is his last season in the NHL
——-Filpula has another year in the contract

Posted by VPalmer on 01/13/20 at 08:58 AM ET

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Why hold Howard to a different standard than the rest of the team? 

Of course he’s not playing out-of-his-mind right now, but how could he?  The team is giving up shorthanded breakaways, collapsing on zone entries, getting lost behind their own net, etc.  Half of the opponents shots are in situations where they are out-manning the Wings due to blown coverage or similar. 

Picking on Howard singularly is like having tunnel vision.  Especially if people are going to cover our eyes at AA’s league leading -35…..

Posted by TreKronor on 01/13/20 at 09:09 AM ET

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This shit about buying anyone out is stupid. It needs to stop. There’s no reason. This team has no depth and doesn’t need the short term call space. Nothing makes less sense than buying out someone who is under performing this year.

Posted by teldar on 01/13/20 at 09:26 AM ET

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Especially if people are going to cover our eyes at AA’s league leading -35…..

I love that everyone agrees that +/- is a garbage stat that is meaninigless.

But when someone they don’t like has a bad +/-, suddenly it means more than anything else.

Posted by BaromirBragr on 01/13/20 at 09:26 AM ET

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The team is giving up shorthanded breakaways, collapsing on zone entries, getting lost behind their own net, etc

All things that Bernier has to deal with as well. We can at least compare Howard to the other goalie on the team. You know, the goalie who’s earning less money and was supposed to be the backup.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 01/13/20 at 09:29 AM ET

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Right now as soon as one puck goes in we quit if it’s Howard in goal..Its right not to solely blame Howard but yesterday we were in the game at almost 3-2 but then Howard gave up a few bad ones and suddenly its another rout..

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 01/13/20 at 09:55 AM ET

PierreC's avatar

——-This is his last season in the NHL
——-Filpula has another year in the contract
   
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    VPalmer
     
      on 01/13/20 at 08:58 AM ET

Dear Vadim…you never miss a chance to kick me in the butt do ya..

your right..two years deal, i thought it was one….so i guess he will be back..unless they find a taker a TDL..i doubt, his game is miserable lately..

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 01/13/20 at 10:00 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I love that everyone agrees that +/- is a garbage stat that is meaninigless.

But when someone they don’t like has a bad +/-, suddenly it means more than anything else.

I would never agree with that - I think it’s a meaningful stat, without a doubt.  Like all things, it should never be looked at in a bubble. 

Look at AA’s +/- in his 36 games - he’s leading the league by a country mile in +/- per game.  But, aside from stats, he just hasn’t been too good, and that’s what matters.  The +/- merely reflects that. 

 

Posted by TreKronor on 01/13/20 at 10:10 AM ET

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This shit about buying anyone out is stupid. It needs to stop. There’s no reason. This team has no depth and doesn’t need the short term call space. Nothing makes less sense than buying out someone who is under performing this year.

Posted by teldar on 01/13/20 at 09:26 AM ET

THIS 2x!  HHHT Truth!

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 01/13/20 at 10:36 AM ET

SYF's avatar

This shit about buying anyone out is stupid. It needs to stop. There’s no reason. This team has no depth and doesn’t need the short term call space. Nothing makes less sense than buying out someone who is under performing this year.

Posted by teldar on 01/13/20 at 09:26 AM ET

Let’s recall again what a buyout means:  the club owes that player HALF of his remaining salary distributed over TWICE the remaining years on his contract and it would still count against the team cap.  With the current CBA set to expire in September 2022,let’s not have any baggage contracts carried over into the new CBA.

Agree,  Just stop with the buyout talk.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 01/14/20 at 01:33 PM ET

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