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#1 hockey23

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:50 AM

Backup or GR bound?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:51 AM

Fingers crossed that he ends up here.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:53 AM

Would have to think it's a 2-way deal.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:54 AM

im thinking backup,lil joey didnt wanna go to gr...

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 09:56 AM

Insurance signing - He will be the starter in GR, unless something unexpected happens where neither Osgood or Conklin fill the roll, it's a good backup plan... he gets his money, with his one way contract to play in GR and the Wings can call him up and feel confident that he is at least competent if needed.

Good deal for both sides

Would have to think it's a 2-way deal.

Money was a big factor to him, I can guarantee it's a one way deal, but he will still play in GR - the one way deal just assures him NHL money...

im thinking backup,lil joey didnt wanna go to gr...

Correction, he didn't want to make AHL money - he's trying to secure his financial security for his family and I don't blame the guy, I don't think it was ever a pride thing for him, as much as wanting the guaranteed money...

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:00 AM

The Griffins just posted a 'Congratulations' to Joey on their Facebook. Hopefully it's not a sign that he's moved into the back-up role.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

I hope this is a Griffins signing...

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:07 AM

Insurance signing - He will be the starter in GR, unless something unexpected happens where neither Osgood or Conklin fill the roll, it's a good backup plan... he gets his money, with his one way contract to play in GR and the Wings can call him up and feel confident that he is at least competent if needed.


Didn't Kenny say a couple weeks ago that Joey wouldn't be offered a contract? I'm kinda wondering if they've decided to go with Osgood and know they need a good #3 when Ozzie can't play or maybe they want to bring Larsson over and give him some competition for the backup spot? It just seems a little strange to give a #3 goalie NHL money if you're still planning on getting a proven, and healthy, backup.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

Didn't Kenny say a couple weeks ago that Joey wouldn't be offered a contract? I'm kinda wondering if they've decided to go with Osgood and know they need a good #3 when Ozzie can't play or maybe they want to bring Larsson over and give him some competition for the backup spot? It just seems a little strange to give a #3 goalie NHL money if you're still planning on getting a proven, and healthy, backup.


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:12 AM

From Ted Kulfan's twitter:

"RT @tkulfan: Joey MacDonald returns to the Wings. Signs a 2-year contract. He'll likely be the No. 3 goalie in the system."

If that is so, i'm fine with it... Even if he is signed to be the #2, I will always trust Kenny on his decisions

Edited by HockeytownRules19, 11 July 2011 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

Ozzy isn't supposed to be back from Europe until today I thought. Doubt Ken Holland has talked to him yet.

Yeah I think you're right, but it still makes me wonder. If the plan was to talk to Ozzie then go sign Conklin, what's the point of the MacDonald deal 3 weeks after Kenny said he wouldn't be offering him a contract?

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:20 AM

Joey Mac is back weoo. Seems like a good guy and had a decent run going this year at one point so I cannot complain. Plus he's a good ol' Nova Scotian boy.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:23 AM

From Ted Kulfan's twitter:

"RT @tkulfan: Joey MacDonald returns to the Wings. Signs a 2-year contract. He'll likely be the No. 3 goalie in the system."

If that is so, i'm fine with it... Even if he is signed to be the #2, I will always trust Kenny on his decisions

This is my thought on it as well

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

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#14 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:23 AM

Yeah I think you're right, but it still makes me wonder. If the plan was to talk to Ozzie then go sign Conklin, what's the point of the MacDonald deal 3 weeks after Kenny said he wouldn't be offering him a contract?


MacDonald didn't want a 2-way contract where he was earning crap money for playing for Grand Rapids. As others have speculated, I'm guessing he's 3rd string with a bigger $ contract.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:26 AM

Who here has noticed the fact that despite Joey's play last year, he didn't get the backup job he was looking for?

This means he came back to Detroit willing to accept the same role if necessary, hoping for more if possible.

Likely also means Ozzie is the choice, because it means he'll be in Grand Rapids and one of Pearce of McCollum (probably McCollum) will be in Toledo.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:33 AM

This signing makes me think Kenny might actually be leaning towards Osgood, which is why he signed the insurance policy, which I am VERY hesitant of coming off of such a serious injury for a goalie and at his age as well... I love Ozzie and wanted him to go out on his own terms, but I don't think he's a better option than some of the guys still available... groin injuries are no joke, especially for goalies, ESPECIALLY for goalies who are 38...

Before Osgood, I would rather, in this order, see our backup be:
Conklin
Larsson
Leclaire

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

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and finally

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:47 AM

This signing makes me very optimistic that they'll go with Ozzie for one more season. It may be a risk but with risks sometimes come good things which is what I'm hoping will happen for him and the Wings.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

This signing makes me very optimistic that they'll go with Ozzie for one more season. It may be a risk but with risks sometimes come good things which is what I'm hoping will happen for him and the Wings.

If they do indeed go this route (which I am starting to think KH is leaning towards), I will pull for Ozzie and won't lament the move, it just scares me a little... but like I said, I would be very happy if he went out with a bang...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

I REALLY hope that he's back as a 3rd string goalie and not as the backup. I do not feel confident with him taking over if something happens to Howard.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 10:59 AM

@georgemalik

And I quote from Jim Nill, who just walked by, about Joey MacDonald: "Just a little insurance policy."


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