Now Irving has been demoted
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02-17-2013, 12:39 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
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If you consider his past history Joey oey has proven himself to be better than Irving both Ahl and NHL wise. Irving strongest season was his draft year but he hasn't really duplicated those numbers since then.
He hasn't gotten the benefit of the doubt either but I'd imagine he really needed to come in and knock our socks off and instead he was '' ok''. I see him as a decent backup though but I don't see any elite skill from him yet.
The fact is I don't have a problem with letting Macdonald play or Taylor my problem is the way this team treats its prospects. We expect them to come in and preform better than the veterans or else we send them back down, and all it steams from this idea of playoffs or bust. This team isn't going to give any goalie good numbers so look at past numbers of Macdonald isn't all that useful he played in a great defensive team in Detroit. I am not mad that we are giving another goalie a chance to play some games my problem is as long as this mentality exists we won't develop our own players. For me this is more of an issue with the thought process of the management then it is with this particular player.
This move shows me that we still aren't ready to give our prospects a real chance nor are we taking the state of this franchise seriously. If we were a perennial playoff team that was just looking for a stop gap while Kipper was out Macdonald would make alot of sense but we aren't we are an aging team that is lacking young impacting players, and instead of trying to develop Irving here (where he needs to play to learn to be an nhl goalie) we send him down and will try to patch the position and this means we mostly likely are going to go into next season with all our eggs in the Ramo basket.
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