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Jimmy Howard engages in a Q and A with Puck Daddy’s Josh Cooper

Yahoo Sports' Josh Cooper engaged in a Q and A with Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard:

Q: How has this year been going for you? You’ve had quite the hot start.

HOWARD: It’s sort of revamping the way I play and to be less aggressive and sit back a little bit more, which is allowing me not only see plays develop but also watch how the puck’s coming off a guy’s stick and giving myself that extra split second to react to a shot rather than just being out of the net and hoping it hits you.

How was this decision made to play less aggressive?

To be honest with you it came from our coach, Jeff Blashill for both Petr and I to be a little less aggressive in the net so it allows us to make second and third saves when necessary.

How does one train to be less aggressive?

I’m still training, still training myself. I still find myself in there sometimes being a little bit too aggressive but really, really I’m focusing in on it in practice, especially when we’re doing our drills where guys are just coming in and firing it from the middle – not getting frustrated with myself when pucks are going in during practice, but constantly forcing myself to be a little bit less aggressive and really working to pushing into shots.

Cooper continues...

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Slumpy's avatar

I like Jimmy but Holland is paying two goalies TG pay! 5.3M for Howard and 4M for Mrazek.
Our GM and cap “expert” Martin need to retake remedial math.
Pay one goalie TG pay and trade the other bozo.
Dallas Stars need a goalie. Make it happen. They got a surplus of defenseman.

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 11/01/16 at 04:55 PM ET

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