Nah, we won't be losing to the 8th seed.
But you will. You're losing to the 8th seed in the final day of the regular season in a tight playoff race, falling right out of the playoffs with the Stars at #8.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:00 AM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:23 AM
MacDonald looked real solid out there. I guess it could be due to the fact that he's at least seen some form of action in AHL games for the season. Conklin has been simply raw.
Maybe after tonight people will wake up to what I have been screaming when we signed him...AGAIN, but Conklin has no right being out there with us.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:52 AM
Exactly. People forget that Howard went through the same thing when he was Osgood's back-up a few years ago. With goalies, it takes a few consecutive games to get into a groove. Conklin is no Jimmy Howard but I expect once he gets a few games under his belt he will be fine. When Conklin was with us 2 years ago, he saw enough action to keep him fresh.
Damn, I wish Holland had listened to you. Did you at least try to call him and let him know that he was making a mistake?
Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:35 PM
Pretty much exactly how I feel. Not trying to solely defend Conklin, maybe I am, but the team didn't show up well for him last night and a good bit this season. Obviously he himself has certainly not helped his own cause either.
Does Conklin have a 2-way contract? If so, why don't they swap MacDonald and Conklin, that way we have a reliable backup for now and Conklin can see some regular action and get back into a groove.
I know Conklin hasn't played well but I don't like how people talk about him like he's garbage. We know there's talent in there, and to be fair he hasn't played consistently and most of his games have come when the Wings take the night off. Obviously he's expendable, but I don't think it's quite fair to completely denigrate the guy.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:41 PM
Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:46 PM
I love Maltby, but to say he wasn't a ****** is a dis-service to his career of douchebaggery.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:15 PM
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