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#1 plopster

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:32 PM

Do we get him? Can we get him?
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#2 Feldmarschall

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:44 PM

Conkin? Who?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:47 PM

He's having a very bad season.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:47 PM

I think he played for the St. Lous Bues?




Seriously though, he is a solid backup (even if he is struggling this season with St. Louis), and could really help Howard with the work load. Not sure how that would affect Detroit's cap but Holland will likely at least take a look and see if he wants to pick him up.

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#5 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:52 PM

I wrote a bunch of crap about this an hour ago that indicates to me that the answer is "no."
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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:52 PM

If there's a move to be made, I'd guess this would be one. But who knows, Ozzies said to be close. I really liked Conks when he was here, and to not give up an asset for him makes it even better. Lots of good players being placed on waivers last couple days

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#7 russianswede919293

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:43 PM

I would pick Conklin up off waivers for until Ozzie is back. He beats MacDonald.

#8 GMRwings1983

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:47 PM

He's no better than Howard. Why would we get him?

It's one thing to make a move at Nabokov, who would probably have been our playoff starter with Howard playing like dogs*** all year, but Conklin is nothing to get excited about.
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#9 russianswede919293

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:48 PM

He's no better than Howard. Why would we get him?

It's one thing to make a move at Nabokov, who would probably have been our playoff starter with Howard playing like dogs*** all year, but Conklin is nothing to get excited about.

Is he better than MacDonald though??? What if Ozzie cannot make it back?

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:54 PM

i loved conklin when he was here. he's not doing to well this season, but maybe if he came back to the motor city it would be good for him. Nothing like a change of scenery

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

What's his salary? If it fits under the cap there's no way Holland doesn't claim him. If the Wings get him, it's a win-win. Even if Conklin sucks, we didn't lose anything. Even if Osgood is healthy, again, we didn't lose anything.

If Holland doesn't put a claim in on him, then he's serious about not making a deadline move, this is the only move that makes sense for the Wings and it's a risk-free opportunity to fill the need.

EDIT: As for him having a terrible season, Halak is a .907 Save % with a 2.6 GAA, not that great, either. I think that speaks more to the Blues lack of defense, but I haven't seen them play much this year so I'm only going by the weakness in stats for both goalies. I'd welcome Conklin in a heart-beat.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:06 PM

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:18 PM

He wont fit our cap without moving someone and we have 25+ teams with priority over us.
A trade was the only way, now Conks is off the market.
Bring in the next speculation please.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:02 PM

pick him up, no reason not 2. if ozzy comes back waive him again, he was good for us in the past. people have been talking about us trading for him, but if we pick him up on waivers we lose nothing.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:03 PM

Is he better than MacDonald though??? What if Ozzie cannot make it back?


If we have to go to either Conklin or MacDonald in the playoffs, we're f***ed anyway.

No point in going after a goalie just to play backup. MacDonald can play a few games here and there. It's not like Howard is outplaying him. MacDonald is a decent backup for now.

Edited by GMRwings1983, 26 February 2011 - 05:04 PM.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:06 PM

If we have to go to either Conklin or MacDonald in the playoffs, we're f***ed anyway.

No point in going after a goalie just to play backup. MacDonald can play a few games here and there. It's not like Howard is outplaying him. MacDonald is a decent backup for now.

if we have to go to howard we may be f***ed anyway :ph34r:

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 05:20 PM

I have the irresistible urge to make a "that's a nice tie, Ty" reference, but I can't figure out how to do it.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 01:41 AM

if we have to go to howard we may be f***ed anyway :ph34r:




All the Howard bashing is getting me down around here...not to mention the misuse of ninja Posted Image

Edited by 13dangledangle, 27 February 2011 - 01:42 AM.

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#19 F.Michael

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:00 AM

Conklin would be a nice addition.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:26 AM

If we have to go to either Conklin or MacDonald in the playoffs, we're f***ed anyway.


true... but no sense running Howard into the ground (if he isn't already) for these last 20 games. Joey Mac's sparse number of starts shows volumes of how much trust Babcock has in his play.





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