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08-08-2011, 06:40 PM
Buddy The Elf
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Originally Posted by TonySCV View Post
O'Sullivan's success in the NHL (or lack thereof) certainly hasn't been without a lot of chances to prove himself.

I wonder how guys like Bud Holloway must feel looking at a guy like Patio squander chance after chance when some don't get a chance at all.
I don't think that is a fair assesment but those are the breaks. How do you think the majority of Detroit's prospect pool feels?

Patrick earned himself those opportunities by having 2 fairly productive NHL seasons after a few very good AHL seasons. He has been given those opportunities to return to that form. Now maybe Bud Holloway deserved a chance here, I don't know enough about him to say one way or the other but assuming he does get one eventually and has 2 fairly productive seasons to follow, he'll get another opportunity. And really, is getting a 2-way contract that big of an opportunity? The guy is going to have to really wow the coaching staff to even have a shot at making the team.

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