Wings @ Predators
Posted November 22, 2007 - 07:23 PM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Posted November 22, 2007 - 11:54 PM
Posted November 23, 2007 - 12:09 AM
This one seems to fall more under the "Detroit is playing better in front of Osgood right now" arguement that Bill made over at A2Y than the "Hasek is a wack-job who's lost it" idea.
Posted November 23, 2007 - 02:06 AM
I'm so sick of Hasek flopping down for every single shot on goal. I give him the right to do that when there is a frenzy around the net, but not on a shot from the blue line. Osgood has badly outplayed Hasek this season and deserves to start. Im guessing the only reason he didnt start was because of him playing last night in St. Louis, but honestly, it seems to be that nearly every Detroit loss has come with the start of the Groininator.
Haha ... right on! Couldn't have said it better myself. To be honest, the most memorable play (PREDATOR goal) that stands out in my mind about this game, was NASHVILLE's second goal to tie it up --- DOM flat on his back, head towards goal line, legs wide open, and the PREDATOR to the right of the net( his name escapes me right now) flipping a rebound (or maybe it was a direct passs) over top of the prone DOM into a wide open net .... WTF? From the angle I watched this play, I can't, for the life of me, understand, or justify, why DOM was flat on his back, in that fashion, at that moment in time. Am I missing something here? Can someone explain that for me? Thanks .....
Posted November 23, 2007 - 04:39 PM
It was Martin Erat who was wide open for the rebound attempt. Granted, it is the defensemen's job to keep the puck away from Erat, but Hasek still should not have been lying down. Hasek has been around forever, and opposing players aren't brain dead, they know that they have to go top shelf on him to score, so I'm thinking his days are numbered in Detroit, as well as in the NHL in general.
Osgood changed his style after coming back to Detroit, making himself larger in goal and trying to stand up more so than kneeling down. This style change seems to have elevated his play immensely. I think with the skill of players these days, goal tenders have to be as large as possible in the net, and Hasek as we all know, only covers down low, making it super easy for the shooter to light the lamp.
In my opinion, Osgood should be the non-questioned starter until a better option comes along, and Jimmy Howard should be trusted as the backup. Hasek is basically hindering Howard from gaining NHL experience, it's time for him to step down and let the youthful players pick up where he left off.
Posted November 23, 2007 - 07:38 PM
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