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Ty Conklin clears waivers, assigned to GR


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#41 MabusIncarnate

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:50 AM

Best wishes Conks, hopefully someone out there has a need for a veteran backup and he lands somewhere in the NHL and this isn't the end for him.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:35 AM

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.

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Sure, you hate to see the guy lose his job midseason and possibly blow a shot at the Cup, but he's repportedly made over $5m throughout his hockey career. Any way you look at it, that's an awesome life to have lead. 5 milllllllion dollars! Damn.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:53 AM

Sure, you hate to see the guy lose his job midseason and possibly blow a shot at the Cup, but he's repportedly made over $5m throughout his hockey career. Any way you look at it, that's an awesome life to have lead. 5 milllllllion dollars! Damn.

Loose his job ? The guy was payed 750k. That is a little too much for a "great" or "cool" guy just to be in a team and suck every game he played, except that one game vs Avalanche. I think he should not play another NHL game if that is the way he plays.
Well good luck to him anyways.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:57 AM

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?


I couldn't agree more. Sheesh it's not like Joey's been sitting. He has been PLAYING even if it's been down in Grand Rapids. Ty should have been played more. If Joey sat, like Conklin has he probably would have played just as poorly.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

If Ty was able to play more, he would be a lot better...
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:18 PM

20 minutes after 12 and no word. he mightve been picked up.

edit: nm they just announced he cleared, headed to GR

Edited by Din758, 21 February 2012 - 12:20 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

Updated topic title. As already mentioned, Conks cleared waivers.

CHICAGO -- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Ty Conklin has cleared waivers and has been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Conklin, 35, has struggled this season, going 3-5-0 with a 3.40 GAA and .878 save percentage. The Red Wings signed him to a one-year, $750,000 free-agent contract in the summer.

The Red Wings are hoping he can play regularly with the Griffins and get his game back.

In the meantime, Joey MacDonald won the backup job by going 6-1-1, with a 1.66 goals-against average and .934 save percentage after stepping in for the injured Jimmy Howard.

Howard is scheduled to return to action tonight in Chicago (8 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit), after breaking his right index finger in a 4-3 shootout win in Vancouver on Feb. 2.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

Here's hoping he gets his game back.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:42 PM

Unfortunate for Ty, but I bet the Red Wings org. is happy to have him in GR. Holland's over-ripe philosophy goes over a lot well when GR is actually a good place to play. They look like a high school team some nights...
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:19 AM

A Win for Ty - 22 saves on 24 shots
Griffins win (Surprise!) against the Hamilton Bulldogs 4-2
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While we're at it:

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Joakim Andersson 2a
Brendan Smith 1g 1a
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Chris Conner 1g
Tomas Tatar 1g (EN)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

Glad to see he got the win. :thumbup:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

I hope he plays awesome and somehow drags the Griffins into the playoffs!!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:12 AM

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Is it just me, or does anyone else just absolutely love the Griffins sweater? Whenever I have captain in drop in games I force my team to be sporting the Griffs sweater, thing's just a beaut.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

Glad Ty had a good game! He needs to gain some confidence back I'm sure.

I agree with you evilzyme they have a great jersey.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:47 PM

Hopefully he'll play decent in GR.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:50 PM

Hopefully he'll play decent in GR.


He's off to a good start for sure.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

He's off to a good start for sure.


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:17 PM

Conklin really has done well for the Griffins. If there is one thing the Griffins have been this season, its inconsistent. Maybe Conklin will help bring the Griffins out of mediocrity. These last 4 games have shown that the Griffins have the skill to compete. Now lets see if they can crawl back up into a playoff spot.
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:48 PM

4 wins
1.72 GAA
0.934 SV%



Those are some great numbers and hope Ty can reinvent himself down there

Edited by Rivalred, 03 March 2012 - 11:55 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

Is Ty's situation right now a little comparable to Ozzie's when he was in GR?





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