Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mac and McCollum

Joey MacDonald (January 9, 2011 - Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)
Here is a follow up on Joey MacDonald. It talks about his recent call-up to Detroit and his chance to get to play some more NHL minutes due to another minor injury to Jimmy Howard. He went over a span of about 4 games without letting in a goal, prior to starting in a 3-2 OT loss to Chicago on Monday.  He played well enough to earn another start tonight against St. Louis.  The article also talks about the interesting situation a guy called up from the minors goes through when called up. It would be nice to see if he stays with Detroit in the playoffs since he’s been up and down so many years, but it would be an interesting situation to see if he ends up having to play for Detroit…

Thomas McCollum(Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
There is also a short write-up about  Thomas McCollum, he is the goalie called up from the ECHL to fill in for Howard.  He has had a tough second pro season not playing as well in the AHL and was sent to the ECHL to build confidence and help him play more consistently…which he has and its earned him the call-up to the Wings for Monday’s game against Chicago.  Also make sure you look at the blurb on Corey Crawford. He has reached 30 wins and he is definitely making a push for winning the Calder Trophy.
And here is a post goal fail by Scott Clemmensen…it must have been a mind numbing goal…kinda makes me more embarrassed to be Clemmensen fan.