Now Irving has been demoted
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02-17-2013, 01:40 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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You make it sound like there's something wrong with cheering on a player your favourite team has drafted and developed and given a chance to play.
What you're watching is a young goalie trying to find his way in the league. There are going to be ups and downs. There are going to be games when he's back on the bench after bad goals. The problem with Flames' management right now is that they don't seem to be living in the real world and rebuilding the way they should. They don't even seem to understand how a development system works.
Irving has been given a chance and has shown that he can be as good, bad, and ugly as any other young goalie. I don't know why fans and his team have given up on him so badly so quickly.
Absolutely nothing wrong, but as Hayward suggests, his viewpoint might be skewed because he is a huge Irving fan as he put it. I've traditionally been more cautious about drafting goalies in the first round, and Irving has been no exception, he possibly could've been the product of a very good defensive Silvertips teams.
What people are forgetting is that Irving can easily come back up if Taylor doesn't do well. He doesn't need to pass through waivers unless he plays a certain amount of games or stays on the pro roster for 30 cumulative days.
This isn't the end of Irving yet, if he still has something to show we will likely see it again soon if Taylor doesn't do well.
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