Thread: Prospect Info: Grand Rapids Griffins 2012-13
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10-21-2012, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
One could easily make an argument that the Griffins roster is actually worse this season. And this just further proves why the goaltending situation stinks so much. On top of playing the role as underdogs most nights you also have a disadvantage in net. Yeah they want to show faith in what they've got, I get that, but unless miracles start to happen Pearce/McCollum will not get it done. You want to have goalies that show NHL promise, not guys trying to hang on in the minors.

MacDonald should've been waived and ready to start the season. Now he'll just sit, and sit and sit. And he'll still have no chance of playing in the NHL anyway once the season starts. Or they could've signed a goalie from Europe for Pete's sake, like many other teams do to strengthen their goalie situation just in case. Dallas who has two very capable guys in Bachman and Campbell behind Lehtonen signed Nihlstorp, a top SEL goalie. Boston with Thomas, Rask and Khudobin signed SEL champion Svedberg. It's like the Wings are afraid to hurt someone's feelings. I really hope the Wings try to sign Eriksson next summer to get some much needed depth in goal beyond the NHL.
Very strong points here. Goaltending has always been a weakness for Detroit. I can understand not wanting to use up a bunch of roster spots on goaltenders but if they only want to use a few spots on goalies they really need to be willing to make tough decisions and part ways with guys who are not progressing, ie Pearce and McCollum. As you point out you can sign pretty solid goaltenders who give your team a chance to win more games. It's mind boggling, the approach literally makes no sense.

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