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06-17-2013, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by FlamesFanatic12 View Post
Yes, I can see the point. But I don't think anyone in the league feels he is a particularily great prospect at this point, otherwise, someone would have claimed him off waivers at the beginning of the season, especially with only the one year on his deal left, it would have literally been no risk to see what he had, even if it was only at the AHL level, yet nobody took him.

Poor development may have contributed, but I doubt Irving would have ever become more than a good backup in the NHL.
players are rarely claimed off waivers to start a seasons. Teams send all their borderline guys to the AHL at the same time and the waiver wires are flooded with decent players. The only time a guy is claimed that time of year is if a team really likes the player a ton.

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