Yea Hoon this is what I was thinking as well. Perfect timing as well to be able to do a normal rotation just in time for the playoffs.
To me, the best part of this news is that we can finally (hopefully) start a somewhat normal goalie rotation, and keep Howard as fresh as possible for the playoffs instead of playing him in every single game for the rest of the regular season.
Ken Holland: "Right now, Joey is our #2 goalie"
Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:07 PM
I LIVE IN TEXAS SO I DON'T DESERVE HOCKEY
Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:56 PM
The Wings are carrying extra forwards, an extra D and if they kept both Conks and Joey up they'd be carrying an extra goalie. On top of that they have a pair of short-term injuries to forwards... something has to give. I won't be Mursak or Emmerton just yet because Cory's shown some flashes of potential recently and Mursak's got untapped potential with the caveat that he's just getting back into form after a serious foot injury.
"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage" --H.P. Lovecraft
Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:03 AM
Ken Holland: He’s (Mursak) a young guy, provides energy, can skate, he’s a puck hound.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:54 AM
All I'm saying is that he's been better than his numbers, anytime your team gives up 5-7 goals (Edmonton, Washington, Montreal, NYI, SJ), the problem is bigger than your goalie.
I agree with this to some extent. I think part of the issue- and the size of the part is debatable, granted- was that Conklin was a victim of shaky road play by the team. I do wish they'd given him a couple starts at home, to see if that could give him and the team in front of him some confidence.
Now, though, it seems pretty clear that the team plays nervous hockey in front of Conklin, and is playing well in front of Joey. So if I'm Babcock, even if I think Conklin didn't get a fair shake my hands are tied; you got to go with MacDonald.
Sad as it is for him as a player, I think if Niittymaki cleared waivers, I have to think Conklin would too and maybe he can get his game back in Grand Rapids.
Edited by Hockey Convert, 17 February 2012 - 09:55 AM.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:49 AM
Joey MacDonald IS our deadline acquisition.
LOL...Thanks for preparing us for the reality of the trade deadline.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:53 PM
Nobody lives forever.
Some things never die.
Like up in the land of ice and snow,
They tell me that a Red Wing always flies.
RIP Ruslan Salei - Brad McCrimmon - Stefan Liv - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
(Orig. lyrics - Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Airplane Fell Down in Dixie")
Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:25 PM
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:29 PM
Hope Conklin clears waivers. I know the Hawks have some goalie issues along with maybe some other teams.
I'm all for the Hawks taking him
Actually no not a smart move b/c in order for the Wings to finally solve the San Jose jinx they need Jimmy in net not MacDonald. I guess the home win streak ends tommorow.
San Jose hasn't really been that great this year and Red Wing killer Devin Setoguchi is no longer on their team
"To whom much is given, much is expected."
"Play them six times, they might win four, but not this game. Not tonight."
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:09 AM
Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.
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