Cold comfort: The Mrazek draft pick is now a 3rd-rounder

The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 6-3 on Sunday evening, and as a result, per MLive’s Ansar Khan…

Update: Here’s a little more from the Free Press’s Helene St. James:

Sunday saw Petr Mrazek won his fifth game since being traded to Philadelphia Flyers Feb. 19. As long as the Flyers make the playoffs — and that’s looking pretty safe as they have 85 points, good for third place in the Metropolitan Division — the 2018 conditional fourth-round pick the Wings received in the trade becomes a third-round pick.

That would give the Wings three picks in the third round: their own, Pittsburgh’s (from the Scott Wilson trade) and Philadelphia’s. The Wings also have two first-round picks and two second-round picks, all of which may come within the first 40 selections.

The pick would improve to a second rounder if the Flyers advance to the Eastern Conference finals and Mrazek wins six playoff games.

Mrazek made 25 saves in the Flyers’ 6-3 victory over Washington on Sunday. Next up for the Flyers: A date Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena against the Red Wings, who have lost 10 straight.

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5 thoughts on “Cold comfort: The Mrazek draft pick is now a 3rd-rounder”

  1. biv says:
    March 18, 2018 at 8:04 PM

    Actually checked out Howards and Mrazeks stats, and they both are not great and close. I added the Wings might better off looking for a #1 AND a #2 Goalie for next year and beyond.

    Howard’s stats are (this yr) are not close to a #1. Next yr, slower and older. He also has NO shutouts, very telling for me.

  2. A 3rd for Razor is right about what he was worth, no complaints here. He’s got the skills to be a good tender but given his propensity to loose his net/game/composure at times throughout a season I feel like he’s more likely to be a lifelong back-up as opposed to a solid starter in the NHL.

    If we were taking a legit run at the cup then I’d probably agree that we could use a #1 goalie sooner than later, but since we’re likely at least 2-3 years away from any semblance of that I’d actually like to see Jimmy stick around until this team gets better. His stats aren’t great but the D in front of him is among the worst in the league and the infusion of youth up front often hang him out to dry. Recently I feel like Jimmy has frequently been the best wing on the ice even when letting in 2 or 3 goals against. A level headed good and sometimes great veteran goalie is not that bad a thing for a re-building team IMO.

    If I were KH I’d plan on keeping Jimmy around for 2-3 more years and draft a good goalie prospect with one of those 7 picks that he has in the first 3 rounds this year.

    1. Keeping Mr. Howard a Wing is a good plan to keep a young defense from total collapse.

      When will D finally be young tho? 2 or 3 years is just the beginning of that as it stands now.

  3. Watched all highlights of Flyers since the trade. Thinking that the team runs hot or real cold, and allows chances that mostly….. say again…mostly are automatic goals.

    Looking like they play better in front of Mr. Lyon tho, like maybe they care more when hes in. Insecurity about a rookie, or……a bad attitude about their new “starter” I cant guess.

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