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02-11-2013, 11:06 AM
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Flames pickup G Joey MacDonald on waivers

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John Shannon: #Flames have picked up goaltender Joey MacDonald on waivers from the Red Wings.
Per Fan 960 Facebook page.

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02-11-2013, 11:08 AM
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I guess this means Irving will be moved and the next 'in-the-system' goalie will be looked at as Ramo and Brossoit/Gillies.

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The **** was the point of this?

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Thoroughly unimpressed.

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Interesting.

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Pathetic treatment of assets if the Flames are just going to dump Irving...

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Where is it said that Irving is being dumped?

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Where is it said that Irving is being dumped?
I said if

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This is what they waste one of the last contract spots on? I think Tyrell would have been of better use.

And I don't think this necessarily means Irving is gone. They could just be unimpressed by Taylor in practices and want MacDonald as a backup. Doesn't make much sense long-term though; not unless they are trading Irving - which would be a very stupid thing to do.

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This is what they waste one of the last contract spots on? I think Tyrell would have been of better use.

And I don't think this necessarily means Irving is gone. They could just be unimpressed by Taylor in practices and want MacDonald as a backup. Doesn't make much sense long-term though; not unless they are trading Irving - which would be a very stupid thing to do.
MacDonald's contract is up at the end of this year so maybe it's just depth.

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Where is it said that Irving is being dumped?
Joey MacDonald IMO is being brought in to give Irving a legitimate backup while Kipper is out. I was under the opinion that if they had someone that could play in the NHL, Irving would have been pulled last game. Not because he was bad, not by a long stretch - see my other posts for my opinion on that game from him - but because I wouldn't want his confidence ruined as you could see where that game was headed. If MacDonald was there would Hartley have made a change to spark something and to get his future goalie out of the shooting gallery? Possibly. Would he have pulled Irving under any circumstances with Taylor back there? Highly unlikely, barring injury or Irving looking completely incompetent. I think this gives the Flames a better shot at winning back-backs and allows Hartley to actually coach his goaltending situation until Kipper comes back, nothing more, nothing less.

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Jumping the gun nonetheless

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Here's his stats.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=35678

29 goals in 14 games last year. That's concerning me. Then again, Kipper had 22 in 7.

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Here's his stats.

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29 goals in 14 games last year. That's concerning me.
Whats concerning about a 2.18 GAA from a backup?

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Whats concerning about a 2.18 GAA from a backup?
Edited my post, not fast enough though.

I guess for a backup that's serviceable. Still, this makes zero sense.

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Here's his stats.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=35678

29 goals in 14 games last year. That's concerning me. Then again, Kipper had 22 in 7.
That's why Kiprusoff is consistent, if not elite. 22 in 7 = 3.1 GPG
MacDonald is only a paltry 2.1 in comparison.

We could really use that kind of secondary scoring.

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Edited my post, not fast enough though.

I guess for a backup that's serviceable. Still, this makes zero sense.
Makes plenty of sense. I'd rather have MacDonald on the bench than Taylor and I'd rather have an experienced backup in net if Irving gets pulled.

Taylor goes down to Abby. Flames get a better backup at no extra cost.

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I'm concerned this means Kipper might be out for longer than we originally had hoped.

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Joey MacDonald IMO is being brought in to give Irving a legitimate backup while Kipper is out. I was under the opinion that if they had someone that could play in the NHL, Irving would have been pulled last game. Not because he was bad, not by a long stretch - see my other posts for my opinion on that game from him - but because I wouldn't want his confidence ruined as you could see where that game was headed. If MacDonald was there would Hartley have made a change to spark something and to get his future goalie out of the shooting gallery? Possibly. Would he have pulled Irving under any circumstances with Taylor back there? Highly unlikely, barring injury or Irving looking completely incompetent. I think this gives the Flames a better shot at winning back-backs and allows Hartley to actually coach his goaltending situation until Kipper comes back, nothing more, nothing less.
I think that this is the main reason the move was made and that it could be a sign that Kipper will be out for longer than expected.

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Makes plenty of sense. I'd rather have MacDonald on the bench than Taylor and I'd rather have an experienced backup in net if Irving gets pulled.

Taylor goes down to Abby. Flames get a better backup at no extra cost.
Except that contract spot. What do we do when Kipper gets back? Under new rules we need to keep Mac up all season.

Need I mention Mac has just returned from a back injury? Bulging disk kept him out since march of last year.

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I'm concerned this means Kipper might be out for longer than we originally had hoped.
My money is on this as a reason.

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Food for thought:

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Kiprusoff skating today. If all goes well, Kiprusoff comes off IR and likely to play Wednesday. MacDonald expected to be Kiprusoff's backup.

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I'm concerned this means Kipper might be out for longer than we originally had hoped.
That would mean a larger window of opportunity for Irving.

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Except that contract spot. What do we do when Kipper gets back? Under new rules we need to keep Mac up all season.

Need I mention Mac has just returned from a back injury? Bulging disk kept him out since march of last year.
30 days is the limit, IIRC.

Still, yeah need to send someone... somewhere.

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