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by Paul on 09/10/13 at 10:32 AM ET
John Kreiser of NHL.com lists one player from each Eastern Conference team in a column titled "Who's On The Hot Seat In The Eastern Conference".
The player from the Wings...
Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings -- Detroit's four Stanley Cups from 1997-2008 were won without relying on a goaltender to stand on his head; the Red Wings' puck-possession game and deep roster were the keys to victory. But times have changed, and management has made a major financial commitment to Howard, who's the unquestioned starter and key to Detroit's success. He was among the NHL's best last season with a 2.13 goals-against average and a save percentage of .923, then helped Detroit upset the Anaheim Ducks and nearly do the same to the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs. He has to play to that level again for the Red Wings to get back to the postseason.
read on for the other players plus a link to the same type of article for Western Conference teams...
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