Originally Posted by KindofBlueline
I still have no clue why they ever dressed him in Game 1. I understand playing him when he's backing up Jussi and Jussi's not doing well. But when you have to choose between Jussi and Conklin as your backup in the Stanley Cup Finals... what makes you choose to dress Conklin? Was MacT that certain that Roli would be invincible?
They both sucked all year - Jussi was no better... his performance in the finals came right out of the blue..
Conklin made (I think) $1.9 million last year - that's why he was on the bench... If he would have won that game #1, he would have started the rest of the way... it was his series to steal, and instead he handed it to Carolina...