Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Goalies waived
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01-17-2013, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkGio View Post
Why put it to chance? Is it possible Irving could be picked up off waivers? Yes
Is it possible that they select Irving to be the back-up? Yes.

So what happens if the stars align and you lose your backup? What if a divisional rival takes your backup, forcing you to play the lesser goaltender? Blame it on bad luck?

A good manager would have the stones to pick a goalie and waive the other
They have been dead even, that means there isn't much to pick from between the two. This also means since they are so close losing one or the other really wouldn't hurt much if at all.

Now I am an advocate of Irving, I think he is underrated but because of his poor AHL time this year I highly doubt any team will risk claiming him to make him a full-time NHLer because while I still believe he has the ability to someday be a starter there should be questions about whether or not he is NHL ready right now.

Karlsson is in the same boat, except I don't see him having the upside, he is a borderline NHL goaltender at the moment and I very much doubt a team will guarantee him a spot.

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