I thought this was a bit strange...considering they told him that he was going to be on the big team for the season? Anyway, should be good for his development to play some in the A. Maybe this will help Howse out as well?
Edit: I would had preferred he stayed up with the big club, but it's better for him to play than sit in the press box while Morrison is out there.
However, i am not too sure he'll be back any time soon. It will take a couple roster moves to make room for him as we still have David Moss coming back from injuries. We may not see him again till march. Hopefully he lights it up in the AHL for a while and comes back more confident, and with a more available role.
I was starting to be concerned about the number of spots relative to to bodies we have but in some ways I guess that players fighting to be in the roster isn't a bad thing. Hope Horak takes it in stride and comes back with renewed enthusiasm.
Didn't Feaster tell Horak to start looking for housing not too long ago because he'll be staying with the big club?
He did stay with the big club for a couple of months. I think that's long enough to tell someone they should stop living out of a hotel, pro athlete or not. A hotel is an expensive bet for that period of time.
He is a great prospect, but in no way a game changer. I think that was sarcastic, but just in case, I thought I'd give my opinion.
Actually I wasn't for once
Hes not a game changer, but he does a bunch of little things right. I think he is one the pieces of the Flames winning any games this season. Obviously its not like we took Iggy out of the lineup, but I think Flames are a better team with him in the lineup.
Everyone has to realize that as long as kipper is on this team and stays healthy we won't be in the bottom 5 overall in the league, well a very good chance of not being there anyway.
For Mr. Horak, go where you can get as much ice time as possible, and right now with Bmo making a statement and backlund & stajan playing good, the ice time isn't with the flames, but the minute someone is hurt or drops off for as little as one game, bring Horak back.
He's not overly gritty per say, but he doesnt shy away from contact at all, and isn't afraid to get dirty. I think he'll be a great addition to an already pretty good abby team for the time being.
Its sucks that he got sent down, but at the same time, he needs to get ample ice time to develop his offense, his defensive game is there for sure, but some top minutes and pp time should help him out big time. I dont expect him to be down for long