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Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart

Posted: February 24, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Depth Charts, Detroit Red Wings

  1. Jimmy Howard
  2. Joey MacDonald
  3. Ty Conklin
  4. Thomas McCollum
  5. Jordan Pearce
  6. Daniel Larsson
  7. Petr Mrazek

Joey MacDonald

Posted: February 22, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Detroit Red Wings

Rebecca Cook , REUTERS

The Good: An accomplished goalkeeper at lower levels, MacD has the ability to step up at the highest level and perform solidly in short stints. He plays better when facing more shots. During his stint with the Detroit Red Wings in 2012, MacDonald went on a great tear, forcing Detroit to place Ty Conklin on waivers. The Red Wings have complete confidence that Joey MacDonald will continue to play at this level, and could allow the Red Wings to sit NHL All-Star goaltender Jimmy Howard on the bench. Strong positionally, “big Mac” has put up decent numbers in a backup role, and has always been a cheap, reliable option of team’s looking for goaltending. In stretches, he can be a big contributor to any team. (more…)

Ty Conklin

Posted: January 13, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Detroit Red Wings

Associated Press

The Good:  Conklin has plenty of confidence in the crease, and is a capable puck-handler. He always works extremely hard at improving his game and is extremely nimble in the crease area. Conklin is one of the best backup goaltenders in the NHL, and at $750K, he is a cheap one too. He has been in 3 outdoor games so far, and with the Red Wings expected to play in next seasons winter classic, he may be playing in his fourth. He was never starting goalie material, but when Marc-Andre Fleury went down with a long term injury in 2007-2008, Conklin had a strong season in the Penguins net, winning 18 games. When Howard is on the bench, Conklin gives Detroit a solid option between the pipes. (more…)

Jimmy Howard

Posted: January 13, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Detroit Red Wings

The Good: Howard is a big butterfly goalie who covers the net well and plays with poise. He has very good balance and skating ability. A natural talent, Howard shows good concentration and focus while playing. He also has a well developed hockey sense and reads the play well. He is a solid stickhandler who isn’t afraid of using his stick to clear the crease. He possesses very quick reflexes both with his glove hand and with his pads. He can make acrobatic saves and is also extremely flexible, due to strong hips. Howard has the skill, and the team, to be a longtime NHL All-Star goaltender, and could ultimaly be one of the greatest goalies that Detroit has ever drafted and developed. (more…)