No Ty for Pittsburgh Goalies

I know it’s kind of mean, but the goalie “controversy” in Pittsburgh really cracks me up:

  1. It’s Ty Conklin. I always felt his whole NHL career was predicated on the idea that U.S. international teams always need a third-string goalie.
  2. He’s potentially bumping Marc-Andre Fleury, who’s so emotionally fragile. The poor kid probably hasn’t slept in two weeks.

It’s cool to watch, though. Although, to be fair, I should admit I’m kind of just waiting for Fleury and Conklin to fight it out.
Out in St. Louis, a franchise that oscillates between being playoff bound and moribund, comes reports coach Andy Murray has lost the locker room. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that’s how Murray’s time in LA ended, too.
It’s got to be worse in Colorado, though. No one can stay healthy there. Ryan Smyth and Marek Svatos are the latest players to go down. But don’t worry. At least the Avs have Peter Forsberg. Whever he’s ready, that is…