Thread: Value of: Al Montoya To The Flyers
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04-12-2009, 12:06 PM
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I'll say it before and I'll say it again. Montoya should have been in the NHL two to three seasons ago. In New York, he was stuck behind Lundqvist. In Phoenix, he's stuck behind Bryzgalov. I think what we saw with Montoya this past year in the AHL was a guy who was beginning to lose hope and frustration beginning to settle in that he'd never make it to the show because of a personnel situation.

I'd take a 'flyer' on him (pardon the pun). At the very worst, you've got a career AHLer who will solidify your farm team goaltending position for years and be a leader in the development of others. At the best, he's a guy who just needed a chance to get a starter role and he takes it and runs with it.

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