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3 on 3 Or: You’re gonna need a bigger boat

These are my six takeaways from the latest Detroit Red Wings game.  I am committed to finding three positives and three “are you kidding me” moments.  In a season that has been difficult to watch there is an overwhelming amount of negativity amongst the Wings fans I know (at least through this site along with twitter) and love.  So instead of getting bummed out I am going to take it on myself to find the positive while also realizing that the “are you kidding me” moments are dominant.  I am extremely biased.  Things I will avoid 1. Management.  Like a coach I am working with the team they have given me.  By the way I probably will not manage to avoid the one thing I just said I would be avoiding.

I guess I pressed my luck a little too much after "complaining" the Wings dominate(ish) a game on only my second post.  I am not sure if a let down game was to be expected or if the three games in California were basically this season in a nutshell.  Two games where the losing team scores 0 goals and then a 9 goal outburst that we were on the wrong side of.  So lets talk about the Sharks from San Jose.

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Habs Vs. Wings - An Exciting Night at The Joe!

On Friday night, an original six match-up occurred between the Habs and Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Hockeytown.

This battled featured a battle of two of the best young goalies in the game, Cary Price and Jimmy Howard.

The Red Wings won the game 4-2.  The Canadians were down 3-1 after two periods, yet put on a strong push in the third period and outshot the Wings 20-3 and cut the lead to 3-2 late in the third.  An empty net goal by Patrick Eaves sealed the win for the Wings 4-2.

Jimmy Howard was the first star of the game and stood on his head, especially in the third period.

The Canadians played shorthanded most of the first period.  They were leading 1-0 and nearly fought off a 5-3PK until Nick Lidstrom scored with a little more than a second left in the first period.

Nick Kronwall and Paval Datsyuk scored for the Wings in the second period.  Datsyuk’s goal was another highlight reel goal as he broke in on Cary Price and put a backhand shot past Cary Price on the short side.

The Wings literally held on in the third period as the Canadian dominated the play.  Jimmy Howard stole this game for the Wings.

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Pondering Jimmy Howard’s Future Worth

This paragraph from Scott Burnside in Paul’s recent post made me sick to my pants:

With the Wings hard against the salary cap, it’s going to present a dilemma for GM Ken Holland moving forward. That’s to say nothing of the fact that Howard can become an unrestricted free agent at season’s end. Stay tuned.

I admit to having been completely clueless about Jimmy Howard’s UFA status after this season. I probably knew about it at one point, but it has long since been pushed down deep into my reservoir of repressed knowledge, personal failures, and shameful acts. Until I make contact with my spirit animal and recover some memories with the help of a guru or whisperer of some sort, I’m not ready to even entertain the possibilities.

So I pose the question to you all:

Let’s say Jimmy Howard wins 40 games this year, puts up a roughly 2.3 GAA and .920 SV% and leads the Wings to the Cup Final…

What kind of contract do you give him?

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