Well that's good to hear then. I was curious and looked through his stat sheet and damn did he dominate in the WHL/ECHL. For some reason, he couldn't translate that much to the AHL.
He was actually a brilliant prospect at one point, but I recall him getting a serious injury. He actually got a lot of hype on these boards, and if I remember correctly, some of the frequent posters thought he had a chance to jump right into the NHL when he finished his final year in the WHL.
I really, really don't want to see Monahan up with the Flames. I can't think of a single player who's development has been ruined by an extra year of junior. And yet, there are countless examples of players who were brought in early and it ruined their development.
I'm worried the Flames will keep Monahan on the big team so the rebuild is an easier sell. If we're going to be patient with a rebuild, we need to be patient with the players. Monahan will make no difference to this clubs fortunes in 2013/2014 so why jeopardize his development all the while burning a very valuable year of his ELC? Not to mention, there are plenty of guys like Knight, Horak, and Reinhart that could/should be given long looks at the 3rd line center position.
I'd be okay with a 9 game tryout similar to what Scheifele and Zibanejad got just so he gets a taste of the big leagues. After that, he needs to be back with the '67s.
Couldn't agree more. I'm a big believer in sending them back down, and keeping him with the big club won't mean much anyway-we're still gonna finish near the bottom. Looking forward to seeing Sven, Brodie, Ramo, and Knight.