Thread: Confirmed with Link: Flames pickup G Joey MacDonald on waivers
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02-25-2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by tfong View Post
So revisiting the waiver pickup. Joey has been decent as far as backups go considering he was the 3rd string.

Definitely playing well enough to give us a chance to win. However keep it in mind that while he can do well for 5-10 games, over the course of an actual full season, his inconsistency comes into play.

Also if the team slumps, he isn't the type of goalie to be able to carry them hard.

So not bad for a free pickup overall. It was unfortunate for Irving but I think with the Flames still looking towards the playoffs, it was a smart choice to go with Joey until Kipper comes back.

Hopefully Kipper is back soon, as I know Joey's shelf life is usually limited to about 10 games Don't expect him to be the next Craig Anderson.
Anderson would have won us all the games lol, McDonald is a servicable backup capable of making BIG saves, while still finding a way to allow weak goals. The last part is why he has never been a starter in his career.

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