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08:19 AM ET 05.25 | Joey MacDonald has his sights set on a backup role in Detroit, where his inexpensive salary may work against him. [Relatively] speaking, $550,000 is small money, and his salary alone isn't going to make him the backup. ... [Detroit] went after Tomas Vokoun when free agency began July 1, but couldn't compete with Washington's offer of $1.5 million and a shot at the starting spot. Ultimately, the Wings signed Ty Conklin, whom they had in '08-09. There's little chance Conklin will return after he went 5-6-1 with a 3.28 GAA and .884 save percentage. The Wings will seek a veteran again this summer, someone to push MacDonald in his bid to back up Jimmy Howard. Vokoun, 35, is available again.

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May 25, 2012  09:00 AM ET

at that price...he could push McDonald out.....Vokoun...Suter...Weber....hmmmmmm...

May 25, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Are they saying that the Wings aren't interested in Bobby Lou?

May 25, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Are they saying that the Wings aren't interested in Bobby Lou?

excuse me...the wings are only interested in FAs I thought?

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May 25, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Well Duh, aren't all the UFA's going to Detroit

May 25, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well Duh, aren't all the UFA's going to Detroit

Don't be jealous because Detroit is a prime destination city. It's obviously a city looking to boom, since there's so many houses for sale.

May 25, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Don't be jealous because Detroit is a prime destination city. It's obviously a city looking to boom, since there's so many houses for sale.

Yes I have heard all the pro athletes and the rich live right in downtown Detroit

May 25, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Don't be jealous because Detroit is a prime destination city. It's obviously a city looking to boom, since there's so many houses for sale.

As John Lee Hooker once said "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom"................

May 25, 2012  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well Duh, aren't all the UFA's going to Detroit

Yup--"every" single one of them

May 25, 2012  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

excuse me...the wings are only interested in FAs I thought?

Booby Lou's an FA.

It's just that the initials don't stand for Free Agent.

May 25, 2012  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Booby Lou's an FA. It's just that the initials don't stand for Free Agent.

;)

May 25, 2012  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

at that price...he could push McDonald out.....Vokoun...Suter...Weber....hmmmmmm...

Don't stop now! Keep going! You're doing good! ;-)

May 25, 2012  10:36 AM ET

Don't stop now! Keep going! You're doing good! ;-)

May 25, 2012  10:43 AM ET

What professional athlete has his sights set on a backup role? That seems odd.

May 25, 2012  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yup--"every" single one of them

I think Detroit is going to have two complete teams next year.

May 25, 2012  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

As John Lee Hooker once said "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom"................

but that sound has a completely different meaning in Detroit....and Newark...and The Bronx

May 25, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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What professional athlete has his sights set on a backup role? That seems odd.

Tomas has had to readjust quickly on the fly. He went into last offseason thinking he'd be the most sought after goalie...and he was barely able to find a starting gig. Now he's played himself into a backup role. In one year his status has certainly stumbled.

May 25, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Don't stop now! Keep going! You're doing good! ;-)

Stop the INSANITY......next we will hear that Detroit will have its on division...........

May 25, 2012  10:56 AM ET
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but that sound has a completely different meaning in Detroit....and Newark...and The Bronx

In Music City it means "I'll have another ice cold beer please, and turn up the music"

 
May 25, 2012  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

In Music City it means "I'll have another ice cold beer please, and turn up the music"

John lee is more Mississippi, isn't he?
You guys have plenty of your own great music though

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