Aren't You Glad No One Wanted Him??

Looks like Curtis Joseph will stay in Detroit after all…

dishmunky wrote the following:

TSN.ca is reporting that Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek is done for the season (again…) in a result of his returning groin injuries.

The Red Wings got 14 games out of Hasek at the first of the season when his oh so famous groin injuries returned. What a waste of 6 million dollars! So now the job goes to Joseph (again…) and Manny as the backup.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=71674

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this is what Wills had to say about it:

According to the Detroit News and WDFN,
Goaltender Dominik Hasek is done for the season because of a recurring groin injury. Hasek who tried to make a come back, started a awkard juggling act between three goaltenders that also included Cujo and Legace. Cujo is expected to now be the number one goalie in Detroit, and the Wings now have an extra 6 million dollars to work with when the trade deadline comes.

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You can bet the Wings are gonna invest some of that money come deadline time… I see Robert Lang or Alexei Zhamnov going to Detroit now.


59 Responses to Aren't You Glad No One Wanted Him??

  1. wing25 says:

    “never mind the bollocks” – heres the sex pistols!!!! dont know why i did that lol.

  2. Wills says:

    I agree with what some of you said but I have to add a few points. Just because Lidstrom is slumping now doesn’t mean he will be slumping in the playoffs. Hatcher you cannot fairly judge until he is back in the lineup and so far all the reports on him have been positive. Hasek is gone but Cujo has had some great past playoff series. Age doesn’t mean anything, Detroit won a Cup in 2002 with a old team. Datsyuk and Draper has made up for Fedorov’s loss and remember they are second in the league in goals for. The first playoff type game Detroit played this year was last week in Colorado and they won in overtime. Remember veterans and experience are the most important things to have during the playoffs and the Wings have more then any other team. Watch out for Thomas in this years playoffs he’s going to want to end his career with a bang, the same could be said for a lot of these veterans who know they will be playing their last game in the wing wheel.

  3. MantaRay says:

    The bigger the game, the more he folds.

    He’s under .500 as a playoff goalie, playing behind one of the top 10 defensive teams in Toronto and Detroit last season.

    Just giving you the facts.

  4. MantaRay says:

    Every team???

    His last two seasons in Toronto he played behind one of the best defenses in the league and with Detroit the same.

    He folds under pressure.

  5. ranford4life says:

    Let’s break-down everyone’s argument against Cujo:

    1)He stole series from Dallas two years in a row while playing for Edmonton.

    2)In Toronto, he took the Leafs to the conference finals, where they lost to NJ in 6 games. I don’t think that’s a terrible playoff performance.

    3)Last year with Detroit, he suffered from a complete lack of goal support, as the team amassed a whopping 6 goals in 4 games. Even if Jospeph had shut the Ducks out for 4 games, they barely had enough goals to win. He Maybe should have stole a game for them, but to pin the Wings’ playoff meltdown on the goalie is absurd.

    Now Dan Cloutier on the other hand….

  6. TC_4 says:

    Those are good points, but I’m still not sold. This guy steals games, and there still aren’t many better in the league then Cujo. Would you rather Sean Burke who since 1988 has won maybe 5 playoff games in 15 seasons? I’m betting Philly would now feel better with Cujo then Burke(even though Sean isn’t going to start).

  7. TC_4 says:

    He didn’t “steal” that game, he played good. But the Wings played they’re best game of the playoffs.

  8. rojoke says:

    Isn’t there a standard insurance policy that covers all player contracts? I’m pretty sure they are covered for injuries to players during team-approved tournaments like the World Championships and the World Cup, or for team-prescribed training programs.

  9. Primis says:

    I don’t know that I agree.

    The game against Colorado, in Denver, was a heck of a measuring stick and the Wings still won that game even after going down two early.

    And also I’m tired of the Big Forward argument. The Big Forward is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Take a look at the leading scorers in the NHL. The small, fast forward with great hands and shooting is back in vogue, and is only getting moreso by the minute.

    The dreaded trap is being broken, everyone. Someone finally realized that Speed can and will beat it.

    With McCarty finally back, and Small being Good again, Detroit has as legit a shot as anyone in the playoffs.

    — Primis.

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