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Friday, November 14, 2008

Conklin to get second straight start Monday

Coach Mike Babcock said right after tonight's win that Ty Conklin will start again, Monday -- the first time this season that the No. 2 netminder will get back-to-back starts. Asked why, Babcock answered, "Because I want him to." Babcock later termed the second start a reward for Conklin's performance.

Incidentally, Conklin's wife, Erika, will give birth to the couple's third child tomorrow. For a week, the Conklins will have three kids under the age of 3.


Blogger Stay-at-Home-Dad said...

Because Babcock didn't want to say what he really thought of the way Osgood has been playing.

November 14, 2008 at 10:43 PM 
Anonymous Mudshark said...

This is a good move. Ozzie could use a bit of a break, get some perspective back in his game.

The rest of the boys could use the same thing...

November 15, 2008 at 9:50 AM 
Blogger hockechic18 said...

Conklin is really a solid goalie, I wasn't sure about him when the season started but he could easily take the #1 spot if he keeps playing like he has. just keep winning...I don't care who is between the pipes:)

November 15, 2008 at 3:00 PM 
Blogger Jeffrey said...

It's also Ty's first chance to play at home..good for him

November 15, 2008 at 3:13 PM 
Blogger Lani Kai said...

I was not particularly impressed with Conklin's rebound control yesterday, but I suppose I haven't been terribly impressed by Osgood lately either...

November 16, 2008 at 2:07 AM 
Blogger Nick said...

I agree with Lani, if Conklin and Osgood don't step it up, I say call up Howard and give him a shot

November 16, 2008 at 7:46 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ozzie will be fine, relax. He's still our best bet.

November 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM 
Blogger Nick said...

I'm not saying either of them are playing particularly horrible, I'm just saying Osgood and Conklin have been mediocre. I think Howard can still play without clearing waivers, right? If we continue on our current pace through December, why not call him up for a few games in January?

November 17, 2008 at 2:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No point. Howard needs to up his game and prove he can be that goalie Detroit needs. He is taking steps in that direction. Why call him up when Osgood and Conklin are fine? I doubt both are going to struggle seriously at the same time during this season.

Howard's time will come, but it's most likely no this year.

November 18, 2008 at 9:36 AM 

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