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06-17-2013, 01:07 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.
They put him on waivers the night before your roster had to be set so in order for someone to claim him they needed to send a player to the ahl that was waiver exempt (basically meaning if a rookie had made your team you had to say to bad and send him to the ahl). There was almost no shot at him being claimed it was simply a shot at Irving and his confidence.

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