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#1 Detroit # 1 Fan

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:51 PM

NHLSourcesSay Charlie B #RedWings have agreed to terms with Ty Conklin (contract details to come) and Garnett Exelby (2 way, 1 year deal)

Interesting moves if true. I like Conks, glad to have him back. Exelby is an interesting signing, good depth in GR and in case of injuries.

Edited by Detroit # 1 Fan, 05 July 2011 - 12:54 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:57 PM

Called it!

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:59 PM

Tight. I got mad love for Conks. Makes me feel much better about our goalie situation.

And as for Exelby, he looks like a monster. Could be real fun to watch.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:02 PM

Tight. I got mad love for Conks. Makes me feel much better about our goalie situation.

And as for Exelby, he looks like a monster. Could be real fun to watch.

Exelby will be a GR player, unless Kindl is dealt in a trade and he wins the 7th spot in camp...

I'm glad Conks is back, I think the abhorred D in front of him in St. Louis last year made his numbers worse than his play actually is... he'll never be confused with a #1 netminder, but he's a damn solid backup and an even better guy from everything I've read... a team can never have too much good character in the locker room

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:02 PM

Welcome back, Conks. You were good in a Red Wings sweater, hopefully you regain that. Exelby will be a nice Grand Rapids signing.

I imagine that Conklin's price tag is also low enough that we still have a considerable amount of room to not only sign another forward, but also have a little room at the trade deadline.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:04 PM

Welcome back, Conks. You were good in a Red Wings sweater, hopefully you regain that. Exelby will be a nice Grand Rapids signing.

I imagine that Conklin's price tag is also low enough that we still have a considerable amount of room to not only sign another forward, but also have a little room at the trade deadline.

Well not only that, but there would have to be a trade for us to add another player, so there would be that cap coming off the books as well... there won't be anymore straight up signings, at least not without a trade happening first and even then I don't see us trading, to then sign a FA - any roster changes from here, will be traded assets for traded assets, unless it's a GR signing...

Edited by stevkrause, 05 July 2011 - 01:05 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:05 PM

Not saying this isn't true, but nothing from Mlive, TSN or NHL.

Conklin is due for a rebound season, hes good for 20-30 games, which would be good to keep Howard rested

Exelby will be in the 9-10 spot depth chart wise, as I have said before, Grand Rapids didn't resign about half its team so they need 2 of everything.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:07 PM

Not saying this isn't true, but nothing from Mlive, TSN or NHL.

Conklin is due for a rebound season, hes good for 20-30 games, which would be good to keep Howard rested

Exelby will be in the 9-10 spot depth chart wise, as I have said before, Grand Rapids didn't resign about half its team so they need 2 of everything.

He seems to be the most likely candidate left, so I kind of hope it's true, I'd like to see him back here

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:08 PM

The return of ConkBlock. I miss saying that.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:11 PM

These are still rumors, but they sound good to me.

Edited by Wingzman91, 05 July 2011 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:14 PM

Good stuff. Man that backup goalie market was thin.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:18 PM

http://www.mlive.com...semen_garn.html


doesnt say anything about conks. got logan pyett and exelby per mlive.... might not be final just yet

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 01:19 PM

Conklin is a solid backup, welcome back!
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Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:09 AM

I personally like the Conks sign. He had his career year with the wings and proved to us that he is indeed a solid backup. Considering it probably didn't take much to lock him up.. we still have plenty of room under the cap to make a deal either now or at the deadline. Good move Kenny!





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