As many people know, Ty Conklin's been waived today. Looks like Joey Mac is here to stay for now at least:
The Red Wings placed goaltender Ty Conklin on waivers today. If Conklin clears waivers at noon Tuesday, he’ll be sent to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.
I had been on Conklin's case the entire season, but his confidence is not there and never looked like he recovered from a few bad games. As that continued the team then seemed to over think things and relieve pressure faster leading to less patience and turnover chances. Osgood's last few seasons he played like crap in the regular season, however even after bad games he had confidence. I just wanted to see the Wings have someone that could help Jimmy's work load and it was obvious that another backup should be given the chance. If Conklin makes it through waivers then he could at least start building upon something that he does still have. Joey has been exactly what the team usually has as backup..... guys who would be starters on other teams like every one of our third and fourth lines.
I feel for the guy, but in the end it's about the W's. Glad to say I was wrong about Joey Mac too, at least it seems that way. Though hopefully he wont be put to the test too much after Howies back.
I would just like to put it down for the record, that I was all wrong about Joey Mac. I said he wasn't ready. He proved me wrong.
@DannyG Just watch, the Islanders will take him...goalie whores. But in all reality, I feel Garon is doing a good job given the defense in front of him. The Lightning are tied with Columbus for most goals against. You could take away the Lightnings net and the other team would still find a way to score. It's going to take a hell of a lot more than Conklin to save TB. All the more reason for Stevie Y to come back to DET.