Conklin or Markkanen? For Oilers, it's all mental
RALEIGH, N.C. -- For almost two months, Ty Conklin and Jussi Markkanen have been studiously, almost religiously, ignored by the media pack covering the NHL playoffs.
While large scrums of reporters, photographers and camera operators formed around starting netminder Dwayne Roloson and the rest of the Oilers, the two backups more often than not were still on the ice working out with the rest of the Edmonton scrubs.
Later, Markkanen and Conklin would come into the team's dressing ...
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