Red Wings Back Up Goalie Jimmy Howard Might (finally) Be Ready for NHL

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Matt Hutter in NHL
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Over the past 15 seasons, those in which Detroit's goal-tending has not been labeled as "questionable" by pundits and prognosticators seem few and far between. I remember people liking Vernon in 1997, I think everyone thought Hasek would be great in 2002...yep, I think that's it. Every other season that I can remember during this time, Detroit's goal-tending was in question. Despite the fact that they've won four Cups during this time, the concerns (or hopes, depending on how you feel about the Wings) expressed regarding the Red Wings' goal-tending are almost automatic at this point. As reflexive as these have become, I think this year, perhaps more than any other, the concerns are valid. Undisputed No. 1 netminder, Chris Osgood, had an outstanding playoffs last season. However, his reg ...

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