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Dan Cloutier set to suck at Red Wings training camp

Damn that Nick Lidstrom and his center ice beach ball shots!

Notable awful goaltender Dan Cloutier will be in Red Wings training camp on a tryout. This, according to Ansar Khan:

Cloutier, 33, who contacted the club and asked for the tryout, hasn’t played since appearing in nine games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007-08. He has been bothered by a series of ailments, including a season-ending hip injury midway through 2006-07.

Is he your new backup goaltender – pushing Jimmy Howard aside? Doubful.

This doesn’t mean Jimmy Howard’s status as Chris Osgood’s backup is in jeopardy. Cloutier is a long shot to earn a contract from the Red Wings.

Apparently this tryout comes at the request of Mr. Cloutier. In related news, I’d like to formally request a tryout with the Red Wings. Perhaps they’ll be so kind as grant that baseless request, as well.

I tried to find a YouTube clip of Nick Lidstrom lofting a puck from center ice past Cloutier. No dice. Feel free to post it in the comments. That would be swell. 

Okay, that was a lie. I didn’t even bother looking.

Training Camp Roster has been updated.