Ranking The Atlantic Division Goalie Tandems

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5.  Detroit Red Wings (Jimmy Howard & Jonas Gustavsson)

May 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) covers the puck in front of Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the first period in game seven of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Howard is a very capable number 1, but the drop off to Gustavsson drags the team down.  He just hasn’t adapted to the North American style and at this point has to be considered a flop.  Bringing up Petr Mrazek as the full time backup would put them higher in this ranking.  In fact, if something were to happen to Howard this season, I would see Mrazek taking over before Gustavsson.