Good for him. I mean, I don't think anyone was surprised that he went to G.R., himself included, but if he can give the Griffins wins, that's great, he just wasn't doing it in the D. Like Joey last year... he filled in at first and was stellar and then fell flat. Have to say that Joey is definitely looking like he wants to elevate his play higher than just the typicalbe backup goalie, and that is great news for us.
GR does seem to have rallied around him. All that team really needs is a leader, they have plenty of talent, or did until the wings called everyone up. They can score goals, it is just defense they struggle with. Good for Ty!
Honestly i always felt that most of the time the team as a whole gave terrible efforts for the most part when conks was in net. look at the games he played: New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, both terrible efforts and we get a loss. but he still managed to pull out wins when the team actually played (Dallas, Chicago). i always thought he got a bad rap. or at least more of a bad rap than he deserved.
@Instinctz They played badly because they had no confidence in him, the guy was a total sieve every game.
@Reddy yeah like when he completely sucked against Chicago and won at the UC right?
Ty Conklin winning games in the AHL.
That sounds about right...
As if winning in the AHL means anything.
@garth Hey, it's more winning than you've done in the AHL. I, quite frankly, applaud Mr. Conklin at getting back on the horse and taking the Griffins where they need to go. Could he lose the next 3 straight? Sure, but they were doing that before he got there.
@Josh Howard Ohhhhh, good one. He's better than an out of shape office worker who hasn't played competitive hockey in 20 years. That's a ringing endorsement if ever there was one!
@garth hahaha.. It was just a joke, dude... lighten up a little. We all know that no NHL team should sign a guy with hopes of dropping him to the AHL when he can't hack it. I'm just happy that Conklin looks like he may have found a place with the organization. Here's to hoping he helps the Griffins enough to give them a chance for the playoffs.
@Josh Howard And for the record, NO team in the NHL has ever hired hire a guy on an NHL salary with the hope that he'll be decent in the AHL.