The new "what to do about Howson" thread
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04-10-2012, 11:12 AM
I ain't even mad
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Between the pipes
. I ran some numbers in a plug-and-play type of setup (always dangerous) and figured out that there would have been a double-digit improvement in points this year had there been an absolutely average NHL goalie in net. A good NHL goalie would have been an improvement of 25 points. This was simply by swapping numbers, and not taking into account anything like the fact that the team would play differently with a different goalie in net.
Good point. Howson gambled on Mason, he had too so he could focus resources on other roster positions. The gamble failed. Should you fire Howson because of it? No.
IMO, you only replace Howson if you've got a guy lined up you can honestly say is better. But lets make sure we understand first why this team was so bad this year, and what Howson did to contribute to that failure. If his moves were faulty or foolish, and we have guy lined we know won't make those mistakes, then replace him.
My personal hunch is that we don't have a better option.
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