Ya can't put any weight on playing as a 1-2 pair D-man in the AHL. Too many games...too many miles on the Bus...too many In and Out Burgers...too many bumps and bruises to heal...too many card games (nerveous energy) and finally too many 4th liners trying to squash you on the wall.
You are too lonely, too transient, too little time to relax...this young Viking may still go home yet...it's all about time with this man...time to mature, time to grow, time to make love for days at a time, time to pack on the beef, time to do some serious weight training.
Jason York is the only guy I know who liked playing in the "A" and I played with and knew quite a few!
If "Erik" is not coming right back up and he is not...Alfie and I say send him home!
PS: Minor Pro and the "Show!" are two completely different worlds populated by completely different animals!
PPS: The "A" is like 82 games of training camp...the league is filled with NHL 3rd and 4th liner wannabes, trying to beat you down so that they can get ahead.