Flames take wings' leftovers, first Hudler, now MacDonald... luls
Originally Posted by Autograph
Hello gentlemen/ladies, friendly Flames fan here.
Inquiring about the qualities of one mister Joseph MacDonald. What's his lateral movement like, his glove hand, his 5 hole? Or perhaps, where are his deficiencies?
Solid backup goaltender or poor man's 1b goaltender?
Thank you in advance.
What you will notice is that his laternal movement is his worst quality, he looks generally "slow" out there. He's also terrible at playing the puck. Other than that he's alright. Remember though, there's a reason he's been up and down in the AHL and NHL all his career.
He was actually really good when he came in and played some games for Detroit last year. He contributed to that big home winning streak the wings had. With a work horse like Kipper, Mcdonald is a perfect backup nothing wrong with him
He was good, because he had a great game shape from AHL games. Now he hasn't played for almost a year.. (?)
I predict him to struggle, if he doesn't have any game shape, when he gets the first call.
I was never comfortable with him as a backup(well maybe compared to Conklin last year but that isn't saying much ) but he did a decent job when called upon,he did a decent job in Grand Rapids last year too
good luck to him in Calgary
Originally Posted by Xvash2
Good riddance MacDonald. Thanks for holding back Mrazek.
He was an unsung hero for us last year when Howie was down and Conklin sucked, I will remember him fondly. Really losing him on waivers was the best think for us in my opinion. There just wasn't much room at the inn especially once Monster is back so there's that. I think he is a below average backup goalie but a first rate AHL starter, third NHL goalie. I am concerned for Flames fans with how well he will move after ten months off or about his conditioning at this point but his time should be short lived. Kipper will be the starter when healthy and Leland Irving > Joey MacDonald.