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02-11-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by lanky View Post
Machacek may feel like he got ripped off by not being invited to camp, or when the Jets claimed Wright off of waivers. But that was in January. He's had a stinker of a season since October. Maybe if he had been leading the Ice Caps like management expected then he would be on the big squad now.
He did come to camp. He was sent down. Many reports of him acting as though he already had a spot. Not the amount of effort you'd expect someone fighting for a spot to have. He had a good end to the season with the Jets last year and got a training camp spot.

I think Wright was claimed because Machacek was going to go back down. He didn't earn his spot.

I think all this debate over a prospect like Machacek is pointless anyway. If he's as good as some people claim, he'd be wasted on the fourth line, and that's where he'd end up, just like Wright.

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