Brandon Reid hasn't dealt well in the past with not making the team. A few years ago, a 'pumped up' Brandon Reid expected to make the Canucks team after playing for the team down the stretch and getting into some playoff games only to be sent down to Manitoba. The next season, Reid was off the Europe. It's tough for talented players like Reid who have good skils and speed but not the size to realize that they may not be able to make it in the NHL. I think he may be pouting a bit in the AHL right now, but truthfully, he spent the last few years in Europe which wasn't exactly the NHL either.