Via KK: TSN’s McKenzie discusses the Wings’ Mrazek-or-Howard decision

I was a little busy communing with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on Wednesday night…

So I knew this day would come, and I’m not upset about it. While I was out, Paul Kukla of Kukla’s Korner snagged quite the scoop, and I’m citing KK as the source of the following story/video:

Quoth NBC Sports:

The Red Wings may have trouble dealing either Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek by the deadline, but Bob McKenzie believes one them will be gone by next season.

Here’s NBCSN’s video…

And let’s all appreciate Bob for stating what we all know, but few have said aloud: after two years’ worth of spending a significant amount of money on their goaltending, the Wings are in a situation analogous to the sign-Franzen-or-Hossa situation–the first guy they can trade will be gone, regardless of the name of said goaltender.

I don’t know if Howard or Mrazek will get traded before the trade deadline, either, but every indication since the New Year has suggested that the Red Wings are going to move a goaltender before the start of the 2018-19 season.

I don’t know what exactly the Wings’ back-up plan is–literally or figuratively, as Jared Coreau may or may not be ready to back up Howard or Mrazek, but I fully expect one or both goaltenders to be gone (seriously) before next October.



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One thought on “Via KK: TSN’s McKenzie discusses the Wings’ Mrazek-or-Howard decision”

  1. Option 1: Just keeping Howard— I would rather they both go

    Option 2: Keeping Petr —- Not sure Coreau has gotten any better, in fact he is worse.

    Option 3: Replacing 2 goalies would be interesting

    As most know I am a Petr fan. Just a gut feeling but I feel Petr is better off without Howard on the team. Howard is silent but a pain in the A$$ for Petr. Even Petr or Howard with Coreau makes me ill, LOL

    Good luck with our Goalies , current GM KH.

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