Ty Conklin did everything the Red Wings wanted him to—and more—and now he’s gone, bugging out of town after just one season in Detroit. Conklin, the Red Wings’ ace in the hole last season in net, is the typical vagabond goalie on tour—taking his act from city to city on a yearly basis, almost. It began in Edmonton, and then moved to Pittsburgh. Last season, Conklin performed in Detroit to rave reviews. This year, he’ll do his thing in St. Louis. If it weren’t for Conklin, who knows where the Red Wings would have been last season? He outplayed supposed No. 1 net-minder Chris Osgood all season, and there was talk that Conklin, not Ozzie, would be the best choice between the pipes when the curtain opened on the postseason. Osgood had, by his own admis ...
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