You know what? Jimmy Howard has become an elite goaltender and the majority of Detroit fans probably haven’t noticed.
The goaltending position in Detroit has always been a touchy subject as its right there with being a Tigers closer or Lions starting quarterback. And whether it was Chris Osgood, Dominic Hasek, Curtis Joesph or everyone’s favorite during the early 90′s Tim Cheveldale blaming any struggles the Wings are having on the goaltender is very much common practice.
And much like his those before him in Detroit, Jimmy Howard too has fallen under mostly undeserved criticism from Red Wings fans.
Currently NHL teams are drooling at the prospect of this 29 year old hitting the market. With Detroit’s roster aging and talent declining over the years, the Red Wings have been able to stay in the playoff picture this season which has in large part been due to the tremendous play of Howard.
If Howard is allowed to hit the market he will more than likely be the best free agent goaltender...