Goalies, goalies everywhere

January 3, 2006

As a former goaltender, Ken Holland must take some sort of perverse pleasure in the fact that no decision regarding the position is an easy one in Detroit or Grand Rapids.

According to the Grand Rapid Press, the competition is as heated for the Griffin number 1 job as it is (or soon will be) for the Wings’.

Goalie Joey MacDonald returned from the parent Detroit Red Wings last weekend and will share the starting job with Jimmy Howard. Drew MacIntyre, who had eight wins as the early-season starter, was sent to Toledo after Monday’s practice at Van Andel Arena.

“We’d like to get them both going over the next six to eight games,” Ireland said. “I’d like to see them have a friendly competition and establish themselves. They’re both potentially the future of the Detroit Red Wings and both will have an opportunity here to step up. At this level it’s been proven a championship team can have two goalies.”

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