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Mrazek Ready to Live up to Expectations

February 1, 2018 at 10:44 am

Last season Mrazek was a “favorite” as a potential breakout player as many assumed he would officially take over the Detroit net. Needless to say, that wasn’t the case. Adding insult to injury, he had a dreadful start to this 2017-18 campaign. However; as of late, the 25-year-old out of the Czech Republic is beginning to live up to expectations and somebody to keep an eye on. If you are in the playoff hunt, adding a starting goalie this late in the game can be the “big” move you are looking for.

He only has 6 wins on the season. For most of the season, it has been the Jimmy Howard show. Howard hasn’t won a game since January 5th (almost 1 full month), and was recently pulled from his last start. Mrazek on the other hand over the past month has 3 wins, 1.69 GAA, and .940 SV% and 2 SO. The transition of re-taking over the job appears to be inevitable. Playing as a top 50 fantasy player in the month of January, he is only owned in 27% of leagues (+12% of the past week). This can have a sudden jump if/when Detroit makes an official announcement that he will take over the job.

Howard and Mrazek are clearly going in two different directions. Howard, who will be 34-years-old this March has one more year left on his current contract. At a $4.25M price tag, it’s safe to say he will play out the remainder of his contract, but chances are it will be as the seasoned veteran backup.

For those of you who need a fantasy goalie, or in a dynasty league, this is the time to be proactive and take (another) chance on picking up Mrazek.

3 comments to this topic | Share:

Profile photo of Peter Tyler
Posted 01 February 2018

Wings fighting for playoff contention life right now, no reason for them not to keep going with the guy whose gettin the Ws.

Profile photo of Mike
Posted 01 February 2018

He’s already got the nod for tmws nights game too.

Profile photo of Timothy
Posted 01 February 2018

Hes streaky

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