Now Irving has been demoted
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02-17-2013, 09:26 AM
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I don't understand this logic. Since when does a single player's development come before the wins of the team?
It is a short season and we need to win, Feaster thinks Taylor may give us a better chance than Irving did. Period. We can't score 7 goals every night.
It's how rebuilding teams work and redevelop effectively (If you need an example check out the Oilers - Noodge played 28 games before scoring a goal). The problem with the Flames is that they don't realize or want to accept that they are cycling down into rebuilding territory (They may have actually arrived and been there for a while but that's another thread). For whatever blinkered reason they still think they can win and make the playoffs and this cannot be the case with the current cast of characters. They're great guys and do a lot for the community but they are not a playoff team.
Back to the main topic, two things should have happened with Irving: 1) He should have played more in Abbotsford during the lockout. And 2) He should have been given at least one more game in his current audition - if only to show the coaches how he could come back after the St. Louis stinker.
And hopefully guys like Feaster have instructed Ward to play Irving in the A. If you're going to send your main goalie prospect to the minors then at least play him there. Brust got bombed for 7 goals last night so what have they got to lose?
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