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Gustavsson Groin An Issue Again

Paul here for George who had a late night...

 

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Holy Balls. The “monster” is as brittle as Cocacola. Send up Mrazek not McCollum . JOBU GO BOTHER THE HAWKS FOR AWHILE. Yeech

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/24/13 at 01:09 PM ET

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Gustavsson - no starts, 68 minutes played

Colaiacovo - 1 1/2 game played

Sammuelson - 3 games played

Number of people shocked by those numbers (besides Holland): 0

Really knocked it out of the park this summer, didnt ya Kenny.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/24/13 at 01:14 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

^^ nailed it.

All hail the 2013 Detroit Red Slings.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/24/13 at 01:22 PM ET

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Good. Gustavsson looked like crap anyway.

Posted by SK77 on 02/24/13 at 01:37 PM ET

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yeah, kinda seems like we shouldn’t have waived Macdonald after all. how does he manage to re-aggravate the groin NOT playing? you’d think he’d have plenty of time to stretch before practice.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 02/24/13 at 01:39 PM ET

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Number of people shocked by those numbers (besides Holland): 0

Really knocked it out of the park this summer, didnt ya Kenny.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/24/13 at 12:14 PM ET

But…but…but he likes his team.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/24/13 at 02:05 PM ET

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The real mind-bender is why we are recalling McCollum.  Mrazekd din’t post 2 shutouts his two games so he’s not getting another shot this year?  Howies just gonna have to mentally go dry again like what put us on this skid?

Babs has NO confidence in McCollum, hes said exactly that last time he was up, for the reason he was starting Howie every game.  So doesn’t it make sense to recall him now, so even if something happens to howie we have no-one the coach trusts to put in the game. 

Outstanding.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/24/13 at 02:07 PM ET

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REALLY hope the Wings draft 2-3 goalies per year the next couple years.They need 2 viable call ups in GR each year. This is crazy. They’re going to be signing a back up to replace gustavsson at this rate.

Posted by teldar on 02/24/13 at 02:08 PM ET

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Posted by teldar on 02/24/13 at 01:08 PM ET

Don’t forget we just waived Joey Mac.  Didn’t even trade him after upping his stock last season durign our home run of wins.

Wouldn’t matter if we had 10 goalies NHL ready.  We’d pick the oldest, call him up and let him ride the pine the entire time.

We aren’t recalling McCollum to be a back=up.  He’s the “well, Howies down and he’d be better than putting Tootoo in pads”

Babs wont use him unless catastrophic injury forces him to.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/24/13 at 02:13 PM ET

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Maybe Monster’s injury is not bad and will only miss this game… So they figured Pter Griffin can play this afternoon for GR and McCollum can open the bench door and keep track of some stats on the clipboard in Motown… I see no problem here.

Posted by alukacs on 02/24/13 at 02:40 PM ET

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Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/24/13 at 01:07 PM ET

yeah, I’m not really sure what your issue with this is. why are you so concerned with who’s riding the pine behind Jimmy? seeing that this just happened recently, we know exactly what’s going on. Mrazek’s the number one goalie in GR and they’d rather he actually play there rather than sit in Detroit. When Jimmy needs a break, like last time, they can call up Mrazek and throw him in if they really don’t want to play McCollum. In the meantime, McCollum only goes in if there’s an injury which of course, we’re kind of screwed anyway in that case, so whatever. Definitely seems to be the same logic they used a few weeks back. No biggie (unless your McCollum of course… the writings on the wall for him sadly)

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 02/24/13 at 03:13 PM ET

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Holy Balls. The “monster” is as brittle as Cocacola. Send up Mrazek not McCollum . JOBU GO BOTHER THE HAWKS FOR AWHILE. Yeech

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/24/13 at 12:09 PM ET

Jobu doesn’t seem to have their address this year.  Toews could fall into a dumpster of broken glass and come out unscathed at this point.

 

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/24/13 at 03:28 PM ET

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Gustavsson looked like crap anyway.

How do you figure that?  In the game he replaced Howard, he played better than Howard did and allowed only a fluky goal off of Andersson until OT.  In the opener against St. Louis he also outplayed Howard.

I don’t think Gustavsson is a world beater, by any means, but he’s far from “looked like crap”.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 02/24/13 at 03:32 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

yeah, I’m not really sure what your issue with this is. why are you so concerned with who’s riding the pine behind Jimmy?

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 02/24/13 at 02:13 PM ET

This is why-The Bleacher Report on why Babs was gonna start Gus today-

“Since Gustavsson has experience as a starter and has played in 108 NHL games, coach Mike Babcock will trust Gustavsson between the pipes. While Howard started the season well with a .907 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average in January, he’s tailed off in February and only has a .895 save percentage to go along with 3.14 goals-against average.

Howard’s lower numbers are a combination of many things. The Red Wings have been hit hard by key injuries to the defense and by future Hall of Fame defenseman Nick Lidstrom’s retirement. But arguably the biggest factor has been the workload Howard has had to endure with Gustavsson out. The Red Wings want Howard rested for the playoff run and, hopefully, the postseason.”

Also had a 5 game skid in there starting in Feb.  Howard was supposed to rest tonight, over-working him isn’t going to help us win games, just going to make it harder on ourselves.  Why ont bring Mrazek up to start today and throw McCollum in the pipes in GR where it doesn’t matter if th ey don’t get the two points?  Griffins have a shot at the NHL playoffs?  If we want one, we better start using the option that gives us the best chance to win night in and night out, not substitute our 4th line center for a 2nd line winger.  Overall haven’t been happy with the slotting and using of our players within the organization.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/24/13 at 03:47 PM ET

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How do you figure that?  In the game he replaced Howard, he played better than Howard did and allowed only a fluky goal off of Andersson until OT.  In the opener against St. Louis he also outplayed Howard.

I don’t think Gustavsson is a world beater, by any means, but he’s far from “looked like crap”.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 02/24/13 at 02:32 PM ET

Goals aside, it was his positioning that I took issue with when Nashville had forwards moving the puck around the Detroit zone, and especially when their defense was bouncing shots off the boards for rebounds. He seemed very far out of his net (at the wrong times) and was awkward in tracking the play. Perhaps it was due to lack of playing time this year, but if that’s really the way he plays the game then there are going to be a lot of goals where he gets burned bad.

Posted by SK77 on 02/24/13 at 04:02 PM ET

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Enjoy Gustavsson, guys!  At least for you, he’s backing up Howard, not Vezina Toskala.

Posted by mmuskrat on 02/25/13 at 01:26 AM ET

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