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Wings on the lookout for a goaltender

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08:24 AM ET 02.06 | Perhaps Monday's game against the Coyotes, whom Detroit has shut out in two straight games, won't underscore the issue, but the Red Wings' backup goaltending position is up for grabs. Jimmy Howard is obviously the starter, or will be again after he recovers from a broken right index finger that'll keep him out for the next couple weeks. Ty Conklin or Joey MacDonald could lay claim to the back-up job, unless general manager Ken Holland decides to find a reinforcement before the Feb. 27 trade deadline. "Absolutely," said coach Mike Babcock of whether the competition is wide open after Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss in Edmonton. "Somebody has to win games. We have to win games."

The Detroit News

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February 6, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Hello? Ryan Miller?
yeah, we figured since the last Buffalo goalie we took worked out well, we'd call you

February 6, 2012  10:00 AM ET

Considering how tight that division is (minus Columbus, of course) every point counts. Rough time to lose your starter.

February 6, 2012  10:04 AM ET
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Considering how tight that division is (minus Columbus, of course) every point counts. Rough time to lose your starter.

Maybe Bryzgalov is available? (sorry my friend, had to get one in)
Oh...and Talbot is a shnook

February 6, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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Datsyuk for Jonas Shortside.

Tapping into Burkie's dreams are we Danny.

February 6, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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Maybe Bryzgalov is available? (sorry my friend, had to get one in)Oh...and Talbot is a shnook

Sooner or later, Bob is going to get the bulk of the starts. Especially if (and I hope when) Holmgren makes a deal for a solid D-man. Without that, the Flyers aren't going anywhere this year.

And, while you may not like Talbot or Rinaldo, I will try to avoid the obvious glass houses and stony projectiles and not bring up Avery ;)

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February 6, 2012  10:56 AM ET

Nabokov is probably available. You could try for him again.

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February 6, 2012  11:49 AM ET
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Nabokov is probably available. You could try for him again.

Not for Detroit he isn't! We don't want that loser! I'd rather stick with what we have. Let's forget about Conklin, he doesn't count! But Joey MacDonald looked very good the other night in Edmonton.

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February 6, 2012  12:04 PM ET
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Not for Detroit he isn't! We don't want that loser! I'd rather stick with what we have. Let's forget about Conklin, he doesn't count! But Joey MacDonald looked very good the other night in Edmonton.

Miller in Detroit....that's my guess.
And it would be great for both of them

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February 6, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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Yo the Steelers lost to effin Tebow. What the hell are you so high-and-mighty about?It's also a well-known fact that Shatsburg is an effin hole, and that as of 10 pm last night everybody stopped giving a crap about football.

Easy there, Chief. Seriously. You ever been here? If so, you wouldn't be saying that. Knock it off. Seriously. Try rising above it.

February 6, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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Miller in Detroit....that's my guess.And it would be great for both of them

Totally agree.

February 6, 2012  12:51 PM ET
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Easy there, Chief. Seriously. You ever been here? If so, you wouldn't be saying that. Knock it off. Seriously. Try rising above it.

There is reason the city has been under state control for the last 7 years or so and its not because Pittsburgh is a thriving metropolis.

 
February 6, 2012  01:23 PM ET
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There is reason the city has been under state control for the last 7 years or so and its not because Pittsburgh is a thriving metropolis.

It's not perfect, but regardless of it's problems it is "thirving" just fine.

Most livable two years in a row, based on factors such as stability, health care, education, infrastructure and culture and environment. Pittsburgh's unemployment is doing much better than the National average and is one of the lowest in the State.

Again, it has its problems, but it's doing okay...more than okay.

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