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Ty Conklin clears waivers, assigned to GR


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#1 shaeb30

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:26 AM

With the stellar play of Joey Mac since Jimbo went down with the finger injury, what should be done with Conklin when Jimmy is back in net? I think the logical move would be to send Joey back down to GR, since he has the 2 way deal, but is Conklin really even worth keeping on the main roster? I'm not sure if he would clear waivers or not, but if he did, think of the boost that could create for the Griffins as well!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:32 AM

Do we NEED to send him down for anything other than practice and keeping him in shape? After the trade deadline the roster limit goes away.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

Good point... I didn't think about it like that. That might be risky too though, keeping him on the club and out of regular playing time. I guess there are pros and cons no matter which way you look at it...

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:16 AM

Good point... I didn't think about it like that. That might be risky too though, keeping him on the club and out of regular playing time. I guess there are pros and cons no matter which way you look at it...

It's not like he ever had regular playing time anyway this season. I think Ty needs to be given a chance to play whether it be in GR or on another team. Who wants to sit the entire season and then be criticized for poor play on the very rare occasion he's called upon?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:35 AM

Do we NEED to send him down for anything other than practice and keeping him in shape? After the trade deadline the roster limit goes away.

The roster limit doesn't go away until after the regular season. But there is an open spot because Eaves is on LTIR for the time being.

Edit: Disregard.

Edited by wingsdiehard13, 20 February 2012 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Lol Conklin will clear waivers.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Yeah, I don't think there is any 'decision' to be made at this point - without a doubt he is our 3rd string goaltender at this point and needs to re-focus himself in Grand Rapids before playoff call-ups.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:30 AM

Yeah, I don't think there is any 'decision' to be made at this point - without a doubt he is our 3rd string goaltender at this point and needs to re-focus himself in Grand Rapids before playoff call-ups.

The only reason I'd see to send Macdonald down is to keep him playing regularly. Although, I'd rather have them rest Howard more often, so that he doesn't have the Kiprusoff syndrome.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

Per Darren Dreger, Ty Conklin has been placed on waivers.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

It had to be done

feel for ty but he played himself off this team and joey mac has been outstanding.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:20 PM

It had to be done

feel for ty but he played himself off this team and joey mac has been outstanding.


Guess this means Howard is healthy enough to play or sit as backup.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:21 PM

Not surprising, with the way Joey's been playing.

Guess this means Howard is healthy enough to play or sit as backup.

He's slated to start tomorrow in Chicago.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

I wonder if the Hawks make a play for him... they are in desperate need. Feel bad for the guy but you can't deny that J-MAC out played him and seems to want it more.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:24 PM

Well there ya go... I haven't been able to keep up with all the news the last week. Thanks Jedi
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

I wonder if the Hawks make a play for him... they are in desperate need. Feel bad for the guy but you can't deny that J-MAC out played him and seems to want it more.



that would be kinda crazy if hawks claim him and start him in goal tomorrow
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:31 PM

I don't think, he'll clear waivers given the reasonable price tag. There are teams desperate enough and with the cap space to take on the low risk, potentially mediocre reward.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:32 PM

The roster limit doesn't go away until after the regular season. But there is an open spot because Eaves is on LTIR for the time being.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

it had to be done. i feel for the guy, but bizniss is bizniss
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:57 PM

If Conklin had made better use of his ice time, all of this paperwork wouldn't be necessary.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

I wonder if the Hawks make a play for him... they are in desperate need. Feel bad for the guy but you can't deny that J-MAC out played him and seems to want it more.


I'd doubt very very much if the Hawks tried to claim him. They are desperate in goal, but in all honestly having Conklin could make things worse for them somehow. Crawford has at least played well the past couple games so I'm guessing they're just hoping for the best with him from here on out.

I do feel bad for Ty, it cannot be easy to get waived from a team at this point in your career and not be sure if you've played your last NHL game.

Still, Joey has been awesome and now we can finally have a normal goalie rotation for the last 20 or so games. Hoping Jimmy hasn't lost a step and plays the way he was before the broken finger.

I do feel more confident in our goalie situation than I have in several years. :thumbup:
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