Avsrule_2002, on 21 May 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:
It would make so much sense if the Av's affilliated with the Eagles, but I don't see that happening. Chris Stewart likes the control he has with the Eagles personnel, and he wouln't take 2 goalies assigned to him from a parent club unless he was forced to. Then you have Stan Kronke who isn't interested in having anything to do with minor pro hockey anywhere near Denver.
Ft. Wayne makes sense due to the proximity of the Lake Erie team, but will they want 2 young goalies assigned to them right off the bat of joining the E?
I can only speak about Pickard, after watching the past four seasons with him in the net in Seattle. Pickard would be a good fit with the Komets, if he doesn't make the AAA squad, He could learn a lot from a veteran goalie. Due to a sub par WHL team, for those four seasons....damn you Thunderbirds!, where he was left on his own defensively more than once and too many times to count. He made some great saves and in the end regardless of the lack of team play, Pickard excels while the defense collapses in the open ice but can battle back with a crowd in front of him. There were more than a few times that Pickard was stellar while still letting soft goals in (one time, his bobble head night in Seattle, when he threw the puck into his own net...fans were ready to throw the 'heads onto the ice.) Those soft goals will kill him. The experience with Seattle has hurt him In the end, Pickard, if he doesn't make the Monster's squad, could learn from the Komet organization.