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09-18-2012, 03:15 PM
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Stewie Griffin
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I think if Washington didn't have brutal goaltending and injuries Holtby probably doesn't get called up. Lets also keep in mind Holtby isn't due to become a group 6 this year either since he's 2 years younger than Irving.

I'd like to see a bigger sample size with Irving before we make any call on him, but I think at this stage he's a whole lot closer to a bust then he is to an NHL starter.

BTW, a couple of people have mentioned an injury to Irving this year. Can you clarify that for me? I'm unaware of any injury and couldn't find one when I looked for it. Are people confusing Karlssons injury and thinking it was Irving's or am I missing something?
I recall hearing / reading that he had suffered a minor injury during his call-up to the Flames and felt he could play through it, and he re-aggravated it in Abbostford. May not have been his knee - no idea though. Trying to find something to back that up is... difficult. Maybe he just did suffer from a bad case of "suck".

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