2012/2013 Abbotsford Heat Thread
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11-16-2012, 11:06 AM
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Brust and Taylor carry next to no value if signed to an NHL contract. It is quite obvious that the success they are enjoying is a product of the system and dedication from each and every player (and coach) in Abbotsford.
They have proven nothing of significance at the NHL level, and as a result would not be pursued heavily from any organization. You have to remember that these players have both been journeymen AHL players for years now (26/29 years old..).
I might disagree with you. While I don't think they have
value, it is possible a team might offer a late round pick for 1. Even a late round pick is better than just losing a player for nothing. I think Taylor, at only 26 has shown enough over the past year that he is ready to be a number 1 at this level, and has earned a shot at the next level. There must be a team out there willing to give him that shot.
I think we have to give some credit to the talent both Brust and Taylor have. Yes, they are playing in a good system, but it's not like they are scrubs. All 3 of our goalies should be #1's at the AHL level, and have shown that before arriving in Abbotsford.
I just don't understand why Brust was signed. I'm loving how good they are all doing, but was it really in the best intrest of developing Irving & Taylor? Having 3 goalies split time cannot be good for their development. Anyway you look at it, the crease is crowded.
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