Thread: Prospect Info: 2012-13 Manchester Monarchs Thread
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10-19-2012, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Herby View Post
If Pearson ends up in the ECHL it's bad news for him and the Kings. Based on history, when a former 1st round pick (non-goalie) ends up in the ECHL, his chances of having an NHL career are very very slim. The Kings had no choice with Teubert, he was just that bad. I think they'll be more forgiving with Pearson. He is a good player who should be able to be a quality AHL player this year.
All true and I honestly think it'll be someone like Meckler or Clune that'll get demoted if anyone does. But I don't see a demotion to the ECHl for a handful of games to be a death sentence especially nowadays, especially during a lockout season because three forwards (at least two) that should be in the NHL are taking your spot. Burrows, Parse, Andre Roy, Rich Peverley, and Dwight King spent time there and they've carved out some decent careers. Not saying it will happen but if it does not it's time to read his eulogy.

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