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03-06-2013, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Abbotsford Heat View Post
Leland Irving.

He is much better than he gets credit for, but he seems to have lost his place in the organization. Now with Kiprusoff back, MacDonald as the backup and now Danny Taylor being sent back to Abbotsford he will be the backup in Abbotsford at best.

He will be a UFA this summber due to the number of games he has played, but I am certain he will sign somewhere if they are willing to give him a chance again. The asking price would be minimal as well.

Worst case for the Pens you let him walk after the season, best case he turns things around and looks like he did last year.

Say Irving for a 6th or 7th round pick?
Irving wouldn't be a good fit for the Pens. He deserves to get a look at the NHL level, and he's not going to pass Vokoun, even though he's been really bad the last couple of games it doesn't wash out a career of being a very good goalie, and we already have 2 very capable AHL goalies.

As had been said already, there's really no need. Murray is a project, but has NHL starter upside, and we've yet to see Zatkoff at the NHL level. Shero said a few years ago he likes to add a goalie prospect every year, and he's done that either by college ufa (Theissen), trade (Modig), or drafting. You have to figure that eventually one of them will turn out and be able to stick as a back up, and if not, Fleury isn't old by any means and there's always capable backups in free agency every year.

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